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Deputy Editor, Journals

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£34,335 - £38,150 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Chemistry, Not For Profit, Publishing
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

This is a vital role to support the continuing development of our journals, contributing to community engagement, commissioning and achieving our ambitious growth targets. We are looking for an ambitious publishing professional who wants to develop their career with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Your key role will be to contribute to the growth, quality and usage of the journals, by assisting in the development and implementation of commissioning and product development plans and deputising for the Executive Editor. This role will support one or more of our Open Access journals.

Your responsibilities will focus on:

  • Assisting in the creation and implementation of product development plans to maintain or improve the revenue/quality/usage of the journal(s) and deliver journal KPIs through effective Editorial policy, commissioning and marketing plans.
  • Commissioning articles, via desk based research and attendance at scientific conferences.
  • Contributing to the development of the Editorial and Advisory Boards such that they provide the maximum benefit to the journal(s) and have strong interactions with their communities
  • Assisting the Executive Editor in the identification and recruitment of external Associate Editors.
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with existing/potential authors and referees.
  • Monitoring the demands of market forces and advising the Executive Editor and Publisher of future trends, risks and opportunities.

We are looking for:

  • A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred)
  • Previous experience in STM publishing
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time-management skills, together with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers excellent benefits. The contractual base for this role is our Cambridge office, however we are entering a period of piloting hybrid working, and you may be able to work from a location other than this, as agreed with your line manager. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the offices as needed for their role, and that permanent working arrangements away from the office may not be agreed in the future.

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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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