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Editorial Assistant

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridgeshire (GB) - Hybrid
£28,409 - £31,567 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Not For Profit, Publishing
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

The Royal Society of Chemistry have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join our Education Platforms, Publishing and Products team on a permanent basis.

Our Education Platforms, Publishing and Products team collaborates to provide valuable resources and support for educators and students in schools, colleges and universities, ensuring access to engaging and relevant chemistry education from primary school onwards.


The role

As Editorial Assistant, you'll provide crucial support to our Education in Chemistry magazine and teaching resources. Your responsibilities will include editorial tasks, customer service, administrative duties and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of our programmes and support for chemistry teachers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing editorial and project support to the Resources and Editorial teams, including liaison with freelance and internal contributors, editing and proofreading of both print and online content, uploading to our CMS.
  • Managing a shared email inbox, handling and responding to customer queries.
  • Arranging meetings for staff, members and visitors, including organising appropriate facilities, sending invitations, monitoring attendance and minute taking.
  • Supporting financial processes and budget management by raising and tracking electronic purchase orders and processing expenses.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Arranging contracts with contributors and contractors.
  • Undertaking other relevant activities as appropriate.

At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK with the expectation that you will attend the office 2 days per week. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.


What we are looking for:

  • Excellent written English and communication skills.
  • Great interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to customer service.
  • Some experience of proofreading, editing or digital content management.
  • The ability to cultivate and maintain positive relations with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Strong interest in science education and outreach, along with some knowledge of UK and Irish education systems.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage competing demands and workload.


A full job description is available here.

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the job description. 


About the RSC

With over 175 years of heritage, the RSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of science education globally. Committed to nurturing scientists, maintaining high standards, and fostering collaboration, we partner with industry and academia while advising governments on policy. In the UK, we are the leading non-governmental funder of chemistry education, advocating for inclusive, high-quality learning experiences.

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


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.

Company info
Royal Society of Chemistry
01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road

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