Editorial Assistant (6 Months FTC)

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 17/10/2021
Website : http://ioppublishingcareers.org/vacancies/6160/STM/editorial_assistant_ebooks_6_months_ftc/

Editorial Assistant ebooks (6 months FTC)

We have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join ourebooks team in central Bristol on a fixed term basis for six months.

About the Role:

We are seeking an organised and efficient team player to join our ebooksteam and play a vital role in ensuring excellent author service.

Happy to work independently as well as within a team, you’ll be able todemonstrate excellent organisational skills and also be adaptable and quick tolearn. You’ll have an eye for detail and will take a proactive approach tomaintaining high standards of accuracy when entering data and in written andspoken correspondence.

Your drive for results will allow you to keep the progress of bookproposals and manuscripts on track, taking the lead on the majority of authorcommunications, and using your judgement to escalate issues when required.

About you:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A good general education, ideally degree educated or equivalent
  • Advanced user of usual office technologies: MS Office and collaboration tools. Excellent communication skills, both oral (including telephone) and written
  • Excellent organisational, time and task management skills; methodical in approach
  • Keen interest in STM publishing and/or ebooks
  • Experience of supporting / managing the peer review process
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own workload

Previous experience in using a database or in customer service will bean advantage, however full training will be provided.

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus scheme, we offer employeesa comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme,discretionary annual bonus scheme, life assurance and generous annual leave,and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gymmembership.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving citycentre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, andwithin walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés andrestaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to livein, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour,internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-classfestivals and events.

The contractual location of this role is from our Bristol office, butmost employees are continuing to work from home until later this year, and infuture we will be moving to a more dynamic and blended combination of officeand remote working.


To apply:

To apply please submit your CV and covering note through our careerssite, highlighting why you would be suitable for the role, and why you are interestedin this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through whichleading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journalsprogramme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in theform of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publicationsinclude easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a worldleader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific communityand have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests ofscience and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research wepublish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profitsociety. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supportingscience through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus ongrowth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’reto achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

We are seeking a diverse range of candidates and particularly welcomeapplicants from under-represented backgrounds.