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Conference Series Operations Manager

IOP Publishing is looking to recruit a Conference Series Operations Manager 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 opportunity to lead the newly formed Conference Series Operations team in managing the processing of proceedings content from submission to production handover and to oversee the efficient running and optimization of Conference Series systems and workflows, including liaison with third-party suppliers and other IOP departments.

Key accountabilities include

  • Line management, training and development of a team of three publishing co-ordinators.
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate processing of CS content from submission by conference organizers through to production handover.
  • Facilitating effective liaison between the Conference Series Operations and Development teams.
  • Ownership of the Conference Series group’s systems and processes, ensuring their optimal functioning and regular development.
  • Ensuring the effective deployment of third-party technology, liaising with suppliers as appropriate.

About you

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of managing, developing and motivating teams.
  • In-depth understanding of publishing and production processes.
  • Experience of continuous improvement methodology.
  • Excellent face-to-face and written communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to identify problems and propose and implement solutions.

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. 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 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 recognize 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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