Deputy Editor, Journals

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£32,355 - £35,950
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Position Type
Permanent Full-Time


Are you an ambitious publishing professional who wants to further your career in STM publishing? Do you want to work for the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences?


We have two full-time Deputy Editor positions, one permanent and one temporary (~6 months), available within our Journals team. The Deputy Editor is a vital role to support the continuing development of our journal portfolios ensuring we have a high level of engagement with the scientific community. You will work closely with the Executive Editor to proactively contribute to the strategic development of the portfolio, through commissioning and product development plans and by working closely with the Development Editor to implement these plans, build lasting relationships with key stakeholders, attend national and international conferences, and deputise for the Executive Editor where required. You will also work closely with other teams across the organisation to ensure the successful delivery of the journal strategies and the wider Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing strategy.


The permanent position is available on the Materials portfolio and supports the development of Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale. The temporary position will be on the General Chemistry portfolio, consisting of the flagship journal Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chemical Society Reviews. Please specify in your covering letter which role(s) you wish to be considered for.

Interviews for these roles will take place week commencing 4th December 2017.



In addition to the above, you will be:

  • developing and implementing product development plans to improve journal performance 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 and to assist the Executive Editor in the identification and recruitment of external Associate Editors
  • developing and maintaining good relationships with existing and potential authors, referees and customers
  • monitoring the demands of market forces to inform journal developments
  • involved in preparing and managing journal budgets
  • supervising the Development Editor working on the portfolio

We are looking for:

  • a good honours degree in science (essential)
  • previous experience in STM publishing
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • proven ability to work well as a team
  • good organisational and time-management skills, together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines


A full job description is available here


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