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Commissioning Editor

IOP Publishing is looking to recruit a Commissioning Editor to join its growing conference proceedings journals team in Bristol

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 25 Nov 2020
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 12 Nov 2020
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 


We have an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated and commercially minded Commissioning Editor to join our growing conference proceedings journals team at IOP Publishing.

Reporting to the Senior Publisher, you will be responsible for winning new business and providing an excellent level of service to our existing customers. You will identify target conferences within IOP’s subject remit and develop networks with organizers and scientific committee members to grow IOP’s market share in conference publishing. You will be responsible for assessing new publication requests, determining their suitability for the programme. Working closely with the Conference Series Operations team and colleagues in the production department, you will build and maintain excellent working relationships with customers to ensure the timely publication of their proceeding volumes.

We are looking for a candidate with a proven experience of acquiring content and a strong track record of achieving targets.

About you


  • A degree-level education.
  • Significant experience in STM publishing.
  • A focus on maintaining strong customer relationships.
  • A results-orientated mindset and a record of achieving targets.
  • Proven ability to manage publishing products from initiation through to launch.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel: regular national and international travel for conferences, university campus visits and other meetings.


  • A first (BSc or BA) or second degree (PhD or MSc) in a scientific subject.
  • Proven experience in working with publishing partners.

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 subsidized 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 through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it 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 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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