• Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    £23,484 - £26,094 per annum plus benefits
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join us on a permanent full-time basis. This is an opportunity to join our Education Publishing team - an energetic and hardworking group working to support teachers of chemistry across the UK and Ireland. You will be based in our office at the Cambridge Science Park, with some travel to meetings, events and conferences required. 


    A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, the RSC has an ambitious international vision for the future. We invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.


    In the UK, we are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry. We believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education that is engaging, inspiring and relevant, and we believe that good science education starts in primary school. The goal of the Education Publishing team is to provide relevant and useful advice, resources, and practical support to educators and their students in schools, colleges and universities.


    If successful, you will provide editorial and organisational support to our Education Resources and Services team (part of Education Publishing), with particular focus on our flagship school support programme, Learn Chemistry Partnership. You will join us at a pivotal time as we develop the service to ensure that it provides the most effective and valuable benefits for teachers. You will contribute to these developments and help our customers get a truly high quality service. The Education Publishing portfolio also includes Education in Chemistry magazine, Learn Chemistry and ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ engagement activities, amongst others. You will be able to contribute to all areas of our work, helping us to support chemistry teachers across the UK and Ireland.


    We are looking for:



    • Sound knowledge of chemistry, ideally to degree level.
    • Excellent written English and communication skills.
    • Great interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to customer service.
    • Strong interest in science education.
    • Ability to manage competing demands and workload. 


    • Some experience of proofreading or editing.
    • Experience of science education.
    • Knowledge of UK and Irish secondary and higher education sectors.

    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support your development and reward your contribution with excellent benefits.


    If you are interested, please apply by the end of our closing date.


    For the full job description, please click here.


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