Royal Society of Chemistry

Publishing Editor

£25,761* per annum
24 Aug 2017
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Joining our Publishing Department as a Graduate you will undergo a programme of structured training and development guided by experienced mentors within your team. As a Publishing Editor the main purpose of your role is to contribute to the growth and quality of the journals through the day-to-day operation of the peer review, editing and publication processes for journal articles submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry. There are also opportunities to be involved in the production of databases to support our aim of becoming the primary source of information for the chemical sciences community.

This is a great opportunity to work with dynamic journal teams and academics to ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high impact journals and databases for the chemical science community worldwide. You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process from initial submission through to final publication. Read our graduate blog to find out more about what our Publishing Editors do.

Applications for this position are open all year round.

Please submit a completed application form (we don't accept CV's for this role) to be considered for our upcoming assessment centres in 2017.

We are looking for:

  • A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) is essential.
  • Experience of using computers for electronic mail, internet, file manipulation and word processing is essential.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • A proactive approach to problem solving is required.
  • Good communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential.
  • Proven ability to work well as a team.
  • Postgraduate experience and/or practical experience in STM publishing would be an asset.


*We offer a competitive Salary Progression Scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (~6 months service) the salary will increase to £28,623, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £32,000 per annum. Applications received will be considered for 2017 assessment centres.