Journals Publishing Assistant

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 03/01/2020
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We have exciting opportunities for three Journals Publishing Assistants to join our Publishing team based in central Bristol.

An organised and efficient team player, you will join our high performing publishing development team. You will play a vital role in ensuring profitable growth for our journals by providing administrative support, as well as coordinating activities to support our Publishers and Senior Publishers. You will support all aspects of publishing development work, including desk-based commissioning, liaising with journal Editorial Board members and Guest Editors, assisting with market analysis and running reports on journal performance.

Happy to work independently as well as within a team, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and be adaptable and quick to learn. With a proactive approach to work, you’ll have an eye for detail and work to very high standards of accuracy, as well as having keen analytical skills.


About you:

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • First Degree (BSc or BA)
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Previous experience working with financial information
  • Awareness of the role of academic research journals is desirable
  • Previous experience in customer service will be an advantage
  • Previous experience of an administrative/office environment will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e-mail, with the ability to learn new technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organisational, time and task management skills; methodical in approach
  • Publishing experience in STM is desirable, however full training will be provided.


About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

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


To apply:

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


About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.


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