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Assistant Publisher

IOP Publishing has a vacancy for an Assistant Publisher

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 14 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 



Salary and benefits

Competitive + excellent benefits

Job purpose

The Assistant Publisher will provide commissioning, administrative and title management support and coordination for the Journals Development team so they can achieve profitable growth in output, quality and reputation of our journal publishing.

Key job accountabilities include

  • Provide administrative support to the Journals Development Teams.
  • Commissioning activities.
  • Provide administrative assistance for department-wide publishing development projects.
  • Actively build professional knowledge and skills to enable continued performance improvement in the role.

About you

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Undergraduate degree (BSc or BA) required.
  • Publishing experience in STM publishing (books or journals) desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of or the ability to work with financial information.
  • Awareness of the role of academic research journals.
  • Interest in scientific developments.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to work effectively with internal colleagues and external stakeholders (authors, referees, editors, board members and society partners).
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong customer service ethos.
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to independently solve problems.
  • Willingness and ability to develop business process analysis and continuous improvement skills/knowledge.
  • Good commercial awareness, ideally of the STM industry.
  • Drive for results.
  • Customer focus.
  • Personal learning.
  • Managing and measuring work.

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 cycle to work and gym membership.

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 through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to 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 maximize 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 IOP Publishing 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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