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Editorial Assistant, Journals

Royal Society of Chemistry
£24,433 - £27,148 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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We have an opportunity for two Editorial Assistants, Journals to join our Publishing team in a critical support role, providing administrative support to an Executive Editor and their team with a range of commissioning activities.

Your responsibilities will focus on:

  • Retrieving data from databases, sending electronic mailings via Maxemail, carrying out times to publication and competitor analyses and updating the journal blogs.
  • Responding to general queries from potential authors, including in response to commissioning activities, by managing the shared journal mailboxes.
  • Arranging Editorial Board meetings, including booking venues, arranging travel and accommodation for Editorial Board members. Maintaining and updating Editorial and Advisory Board lists.
  • Providing administrative support for the Executive Editors and their teams for external activities. This may include collating statistics, organising materials and prizes for conference exchange agreements and liaising with the travel team over travel arrangements.
  • Liaising with Associate Editors over marketing and promotional activities, and providing general assistance with marketing activities, as well as carrying out CMS work..
  • Arranging Associate Editor payments, and processing Editorial Board expenses.
  • Providing cover for the other Editorial Assistant(s) when absent and assisting them with administrative duties, to ensure the smooth running of the Journals Department.
  • Undertaking other reasonable duties and projects as required by the Executive Editor and Publishers and their team(s) as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that every effort is made to progress the RSC’s Publishing strategy for core and new product development, and technical innovation.

We are looking for:

  • Previous administration experience
  • Efficiency and competence in the use of software packages associated with PCs
  • Very good organisation and time-management skills, together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Good communications skills and proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.


  • Previous experience in Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The RSC has a broad range of diverse career opportunities. Our teams are highly motivated and successful with our employees citing 'the people' as the best thing about working at the RSC. Working for the RSC provides a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in science without working in a lab.

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