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IOP Publishing is looking to recruit two Editorial Assistants for its offices in Bristol

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 21 Aug 2020
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 14 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 

We have two exciting opportunities for Editorial Assistants to join our Publishing team in central Bristol – one on a permanent basis, and one on a fixed-term contract for six months.

We are looking for organized and efficient team players to join our high-performing peer-review teams and play a vital role in ensuring excellent customer service to our authors. Responsible for the administration of the publishing process, the successful candidates will follow set working procedures to ensure manuscripts are processed accurately and promptly in order to maintain an excellent level of customer service.

Excellent author/referee service contributes to the attraction and retention of top authors; this is critical to the future success of IOP’s journal business. As the primary point of contact for authors and referees, Editorial Assistants are in the front line in terms of delivering this service.

Through the administration of multiple journal titles, Editorial Assistants drive articles through the publication process from submission to publication and beyond, working closely with other peer-review and production staff.

Happy to work independently as well as within a team, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and also be adaptable and quick to learn. With a proactive approach to work, you’ll have an eye for detail in order to work to very high standards of accuracy when managing manuscripts and in written correspondence.

About you

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A good general education, ideally degree educated or equivalent.
  • 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 ability to learn new computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organisational, time and task management skills; methodical in approach.
  • No prior knowledge of physics or publishing is necessary for this role, as 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 subsidized café that 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

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 maximize the impact of the research that we publish


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