Publishing Coordinator

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 31/10/2019
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We have an opportunity to join the Publishing team in an exciting and varied new role as Publishing Coordinator based at our central Bristol office.


About the role:

As publishing coordinator, you will support the publishing management team to develop publishing strategy and open science policy at IOP Publishing. The role will involve a combination of administration and project coordination, including desk research, maintaining central information sources, coordinating reports, collating financial information, and organising meetings and briefing sessions. You will act as the first point of contact for publishing strategy and open science policy questions from colleagues across our business. The role will provide a thorough grounding in journals and open science and would be an ideal step for anyone looking to move into the STM industry gain more experience of publishing strategy.

About you:
Successful applicants will possess /demonstrate:

  • An interest in the role of academic research journals and open science;
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and strong customer service ethos;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with close attention to detail;
  • Good commercial awareness and experience of the ability to work with financial information;
  • Working knowledge of Excel;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;
  • Willingness and ability to develop business process analysis and continuous improvement skills.


And also, ideally:

  • First Degree (BSc or BA);
  • Publishing experience in STM publishing (books or journals).


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 a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how this applies to the role and requirements outlined, 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.


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

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