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Editorial Production Manager, Journals

Royal Society of Chemistry
£38,436 - £42,729 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Accreditation Requirements
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This is a great opportunity to join our publishing management team overseeing the operational activities of our hybrid journals. We have two temporary positions available to cover maternity leave (expected to be 12 months).


As an Editorial Production Manager, leading a team of Publishing Editors, you will contribute to the strategic development of our hybrid journals, by managing the day-to-day operation of the peer review and publishing processes. You will ensure the journals in your team continue to meet their strategic objectives and deliver excellent customer service for our authors.


Your responsibilities will focus on:

  • Managing a team of Publishing Editors, Journals to deliver KPIs in line with the departmental and journal strategies, leading and motivating the team to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Managing the team’s workflow from manuscript submission to final publication and ensuring that best practice and a standardised workflow is followed.
  • Collaborating with Editorial Production Managers, Journals, Senior Editor, Chemical Science, and the Executive Editors, Supplier Relations Manager and Copy Editing Manager over the coordination of the departmental workflow.
  • Working closely with the Executive Editor, Journals to maximise the impact and quality of the journals and deliver KPIs in line with the journal and departmental strategies, and to ensure that submitted articles are reviewed to individual journal’s standards and quality based on the journal’s strategy.
  • Overseeing the operation of external Associate Editors.
  • Carrying out the publication of RSC journals, including journal issue management, themed issues, and associated tasks to ensure the rapid publication of articles accepted for publication to agreed standards.
  • Managing ethical cases, working closely with the Publishing Manager, Quality & Ethics, Publishing Ethics Specialist and the Executive Editor, Journals, following COPE guidelines.

We are looking for

  • A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) and experience of STM publishing are essential.
  • Ability to lead, manage and work well as part of a team. Previous experience of managing or supervising a team is desirable and advantageous.
  • Good organisational, attention to detail and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines
  • A proactive approach to problem solving is required.
  • Good communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential.

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers excellent benefits. The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently embracing hybrid working, and therefore you will have the opportunity 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.


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