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The Royal Society of Chemistry is looking for an Assistant Editor, Journals to work in our Journals Publishing department, where we publish journals which are read by the chemical science community worldwide. This is a great opportunity to work with our dynamic in-house editorial teams and external researchers to ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high impact journals with the best science.    The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 45 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services.  Our international publishing portfolio covers the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences.   As an Assistant Editor working on the Journals Launch team, the main purpose of this role is to contribute to the launch and development of the journals by commissioning articles, supporting Associate Editors in the peer review of submitted articles and production aspects, and promotion and visibility of the serials, working with the Journals Launch Manager and other members of the team.   You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process and will work with external researchers/Associate Editors in a varied role where you will use your scientific knowledge daily to select the highest quality science for publication, while supporting the team’s commissioning, content development and marketing activities.You will be involved in the launch and production of Royal Society of Chemistry journals, and associated tasks to ensure the rapid publication of articles accepted for publication to agreed standards, ensuring that agreed quality standards are maintained and that best practice and efficient workflows are applied in order provide excellent customer service.   We are looking for the following:  Essential: - A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) is essential. - Experience of using computers for electronic mail, internet, file manipulation and word processing is essential. - Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines. - Good attention to detail. - A proactive approach to problem solving is required. - Good communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential. - Proven ability to work well as a team. Desirable: - Postgraduate experience and/or practical experience in STM publishing would be an asset. - Experience of supporting and working closely with Associate Editors   The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently in 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.   Download the full job description here.   *We offer a competitive Salary Progression Scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (~6 months service) the salary will increase to £31,590, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £35,000 per annum.
Job Code
0506, 0510
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
19/12/2021
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Digital Measurement & Analytics Lead on a permanent, full-time basis. You will play a key role in understanding our customers and performance drivers. As a Digital Measurement & Analytics Lead you will take the lead in improving our use of web analytics, ensuring we derive better understanding of our web traffic and supporting staff in their use of these tools to interpret user behaviour, allowing it to guide decision making and the development of products and services online. We are looking for someone who has prior experience in implementing and managing web analytics. You will play a critical role in providing the organisation with decision support through strategic interpretation of data and creation of insights. You will use a range of web analytics, visualisation tools and data sources to investigate customer behaviour, helping provide insight into performance, customer use of products & services, and formulating actionable recommendations to help to inform commercial decision-making. As a Digital Measurement & Analytics Lead you will formulate recommendations for how value is best measured and related through digital KPIs to a set of overall organisational goals. You will effectively work with and communicate those recommendations to relevant stakeholders. You will encourage a data informed approach to decision-making across the organisation, helping the business to understand what impact initiatives have on customer experience and what new opportunities and efficiencies exist. We are looking for: - Demonstrable experience of establishing, implementing and embedding a web analytics strategy and approach, using analytics to drive business decisions - An expert in analytics, with extensive experience with a range of web analytics tools, preferably Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Tag manager, Google Optimize and Hotjar - Experience working with large data sets from a wide variety of sources, experience of SQL and knowledge of statistical methodologies - Track record of working across a complex organisation and successfully managing a variety of stakeholders - Track record of working with data to create business insights and recommendations. Ability to understand what data will be beneficial to our organisation - Use data from a variety of web channels as well as offline sources to build dashboards and reports through analysis software e.g. Google Data Studio - Robust knowledge of the existing and emergent regulatory and compliance context for data privacy and protection. The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance chemical sciences. We are a provider of knowledge, a professional body and a voice for chemical sciences, with a heritage that spans 179 years. We work with industry and academia to promote collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.   We offer excellent benefits. The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently 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.   If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date.    A full job description is available here.
Job Code
0464
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
03/01/2022
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 an exciting new opportunity to join our Publishing team in Beijing as a  Research Service Specialist.  This is a key role within Publishing  enabling the Journals publishing team to achieve its aim of being the first choice publisher for authors through providing a superior customer experience.  You will develop and maintain positive and collaborative internal relationships, particularly with the Journals teams to proactively contribute to the growth and quality of the journals, whilst providing excellent researcher service. In this role you will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and prioritising enquiry responses and to ensure that researchers queries are resolved quickly and effectively. In addition to the above, you will be: - Communicate solutions to the researchers ensuring that communication is at the appropriate level for the researchers’ understanding of RSC products and publishing process. - Carry out administrative tasks associated with supporting the Journals team’s delivery of an excellent customer (authors/readers/reviewers) service. - Provide publishing technical training when necessary. - Log all enquires using mail inbox and respond to technical support queries. - Undertake other reasonable duties and projects as required - Develop and maintain good relationships with Chinese research community, including authors, reviewers, readers and the Editorial Board members.   We are looking for: Essential: - Good general standard of education in science (chemistry, material and environment preferred) - Strong problem-solving skills with methodical approach - Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills - Proven ability to work well in a team - Ability to gain knowledge of department activities and carry out tasks in support of departmental objectives. - Substantial experience of Word, Outlook - Excellent eye for detail. - Demonstrable ability to use own initiative to identify and resolve work problems and to work proactively. - Demonstrable ability to prioritise and organise own work and time. - Demonstrable ability to communicate and cooperate with staff at all levels. - Substantial ability to working independently and without close supervision and to meet deadlines. - Fluent in Mandarin and English Desirable: - A master’s degree in science is preferred. - Previous experience in STM publishing would be an asset.   A full job description is available here
Job Code
0465
City
Beijing
Country
CN
The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks a Policy Advisor to join us on a permanent basis. This role is available on a full-time or potentially part-time basis if role requirements can be met (please include your availability in your application).   The Policy Advisor is an exciting, fast-paced role, offering you the opportunity to work on topical policy issues and commission cutting-edge policy research, in order to further chemistry and the chemical sciences for the good of humanity.    As a Policy Advisor for the Royal Society of Chemistry you will manage commissioned research, analyse a range of evidence, manage relationships, develop and communicate policies in areas relevant to the chemical sciences, in particular innovation. You will develop good relationships with like-minded organisations and decision-makers in governments and parliaments, working closely with colleagues in the RSC. You will be part of the team responsible for preparing convincing cases to influence decision makers in areas that impact the chemical sciences, as well as responding in an agile way to relevant emerging issues.   The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) employs over 600 staff and is a not-for-profit organisation with a thriving global community of over 45,000 members. We are an internationally renowned publisher of high quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK, with a reputation as an influential champion for the chemical sciences. The RSC reinvests all of our income to achieve our charitable objectives in support of the chemical sciences community and advancing chemistry.   Our science policy activities cover issues that affect chemistry research and innovation and also areas such as chemicals policy and environment, where scientific evidence plays a vital role in good policy making.   We are looking for someone who understands how the UK Government and other key decision-makers develop policies affecting science and the practice of chemistry, in particular innovation in the chemical sciences.   The Royal Society of Chemistry will support your development and reward your contribution with competitive benefits, including excellent training, employee empowerment and the chance to make a positive difference to society.   The contractual base for this role is Cambridge or London, however we are currently 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. There is scope for flexible working (particularly around start and finish times and homeworking) provided the needs of the role can be met. The role will involve UK travel, often, but not only to London and some evening and very occasional weekend work.   If you are an excellent communicator who quickly grasps both the big picture and the detail of a range of science policy issues affecting chemistry and can respond to new problems by effectively collaborating with others to solve them, we would love to hear from you.   Please view and download the full job description here.  
Job Code
0865
City
Cambridge
or
London
Country
UK
Closing Date
04/01/2022
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the editorial team for our flagship journal, Chemical Science. We are looking for a Scientific Editor to join the team, and you will be based in our Beijing office. You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process for the journal from commissioning, to initial submission, through to final publication and post-publication promotion. A key part of the role is to work closely with the journal’s Associate Editors on the peer-review of submitted articles.     Reporting into the journal’s Senior Editor, and working with the journal’s Executive Editor and Deputy Editor, who are based in the UK, you will also contribute to the journal’s strategy and development. You will also be a key member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s team in China. This is a varied role in which you will use your scientific knowledge, strategic and interpersonal skills to assist in selecting and then communicating the RSC’s highest impact publications to the chemical science community worldwide.  An essential part of your role will be to provide excellent customer service to our Associate Editors, authors and reviewers.   What you will be doing:   - The initial assessment of articles submitted for publication to agreed standards and assigning to Associate Editors where appropriate - To support and advise the Associate Editors during manuscript-processing, to ensure scope and quality standards of the journal are implemented, and that authors receive a high level of customer service. - Assisting in the development and implementation of the journal development plans - Carrying out issue make-up, themed collection coordination and associated tasks for Chemical Science as appropriate. - Supporting the team’s commissioning, content development and marketing activities and to identify commissioning leads through desk-based research, site visits and conference attendance - Developing the journal’s online presence via social networks, in collaboration with Chemical Science team and Marketing team - Attending conferences and conducting site visits, as well as gathering feedback and developing knowledge of the community and recent scientific developments.   We are looking for; - A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) - Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines - Good attention to detail - A proactive approach to problem solving is required - Excellent communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential - Enthusiasm and a desire to learn about the latest developments in the chemical sciences - Proven ability to work well as a team - A PhD or postgraduate experience and/or practical experience in STM publishing would be an asset - Experience of working in an academic research environment and building professional networks is highly desirable - Willingness to travel nationally - Fluent in Mandarin and English Please find the full job description here.
Job Code
0230
City
Beijing
or
Shanghai
Country
CN
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Royal Society of Chemistry's China Beijing team. As an Assistant Editor, you will provide key administrative support associated with the processing of manuscripts in accordance with editorial and production procedures and deadlines, whilst providing excellent customer service and support journal commissioning and promotional activities. This role demands a professional with excellent communication skill to deliver outstanding customer service for RSC journals.   Knowledge and skills required - Educated to Bachelor level or above - Fluent in both Chinese and English, especially written English - Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. - Good communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential. - Proven ability to work as part of a team. - Good attention to detail Desirable Skills and Qualifications - Previous experience in STM publishing - Experience of a database tracking system - Experience of social media marketing   Download the full Job Description here.
Job Code
0359
City
Beijing
Country
CN
The Royal Society of Chemistry is looking for Publishing Editors to work in our Journals Publishing department, where we publish journals which are read by the chemical science community worldwide. This is a great opportunity to work with our dynamic in-house editorial teams and external researchers to ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high impact journals with the best science.    The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 45 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services.  Our international publishing portfolio covers the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences.   As a Publishing Editor the main purpose of your role is to contribute to the growth and quality of your team’s journals through the day-to-day operation of the peer review and publication processes for journal articles submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry.   You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process and will work with external researchers/Associate Editors in a varied role where you will use your scientific knowledge daily to select the highest quality science for publication, providing excellent customer service to our authors and reviewers.   We are looking for the following:   Essential: - An honours degree in science, or relevant equivalent experience - Excellent communication skills interacting with internal and external colleagues - Strong organisational and time-management skills together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines - Good attention to detail - Proven ability to work well as a team - A proactive approach to problem solving - Experience of using computers for email, file manipulation and word processing Desirable: - Experience in STM publishing  The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently in 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.   Download the full job description.   *We offer a competitive Salary Progression Scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (~6 months service) the salary will increase to £31,590, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £35,000 per annum.
Job Code
0000
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
31/12/2021
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 a Deputy Editor position available within our Journals team working on our Frontiers portfolio, including Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers. The Frontiers journals are a relatively new business venture, involving a partnership between the Chinese Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and other partner organisations based in China. 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 and Editorial Production Manager to proactively contribute to the strategic development of the portfolio, through commissioning and product development plans. You will 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. Interviews for this role will take place in our Beijing office. 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   We are looking for: - Advanced degree in chemical science and/or related areas - Demonstrates good knowledge of the chemical sciences, and the ability in understanding and identifying research fronts. - Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. - Proven ability to work well as a team. - Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines - Fluent in Mandarin and English - Hands on experience working for a scientific journal will be a plus - Established network with the global chemistry community is a plus - Previous commissioning experience and conference attendance is preferred - People management experience preferred   A full job description is available here
Job Code
0358
City
Beijing
Country
CN