Royal Society of Chemistry

Editorial Assistant

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£23,954 - £29,277 per annum plus benefits
30 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Overview The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has an opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join us on a full-time (35-hour week) temporary basis for approximately 12 months to cover an internal secondment. You will be part of the Education Publishing and Schools Engagement team, who work to support educators in schools, colleges and universities in the UK and Ireland. You will be based at our Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking and close to the guided busway and Cambridge North rail station), with some travel to meetings, events and conferences required.

As an Editorial Assistant within the Education Publishing team, you will provide support across the team. Our portfolio includes a schools partnership programme, Education in Chemistry magazine, Learn Chemistry resources and ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ engagement activities, amongst others.

This role will have two key areas of focus.

The first will involve the day-to-day support of our schools partnership programme, Learn Chemistry Partnership. You will join us at an exciting time as we develop the service to ensure it provides the most effective benefits for teachers, including the launch of new online features.

You will be involved in supporting our customers to ensure they get a high quality service, as well as contributing to further developments.

You will also work on Education in Chemistry – our magazine for chemistry teachers. You’ll work with the editorial team to prepare articles for publication online at and in print; support our authors; and help grow engagement online through our website and social media channels.

You will also have the opportunity to support other areas of the team as required.

We are looking for:


Sound knowledge of chemistry, ideally to degree level. Excellent written English and communication skills. Great interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to customer service. Strong interest in science education. Ability to manage competing demands and workload.  Desirable:

Some experience of proofreading, editing or digital content management. Experience in science education. Knowledge of UK and Irish secondary and higher education sectors. At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we support development and will reward your contribution with excellent pro rata benefits.

This opportunity is available on a temporary fixed term contract or secondment basis to cover an internal secondment (if applying internally, please first discuss and confirm with your manager that it is suitable for you to apply on this basis).

If you are interested, please apply by the end of our closing date.

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