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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
Country
CN
Closing Date
20/08/2022
  The Royal Society of Chemistry has a wonderful opportunity for an Internal and Change Communications Assistant to join us, initially on a part time (28 hours per week) temporary (nine months) basis.   The Royal Society of Chemistry is a professional body, a membership organisation and an international publisher with the goal of advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Our purpose is to help the chemical science community make the world a better place. With over 550 employees, based in Cambridge, London and internationally we do this by publishing high quality chemistry journals, books and magazines, by engaging with our 48,000 worldwide members and by interacting with our community to raise the profile of chemistry and ensuring high quality standards within the chemical sciences.   As an Internal and Change Communications Assistant for the RSC, you will play an important role, as part of our change communications team, supporting the engagement of colleagues across the globe with the organisational strategy, our culture and values, key strategic programmes of work and organisational change. You will assist our Strategy and Change Communications Manager and Internal and Internal and Change Communications Specialist in delivering internal communication projects, supporting change programmes and responding to ad hoc internal communication requests from across the organisation.   You will have:  - Demonstrable experience working in internal communications and of supporting the delivering of strategic internal communications. - Knowledge and experience of communications planning. - Highly organised and deadline driven with a proven track record of working strategically and delivering to tight deadlines. - Creative skills through a range of media and particularly digital media. - Knowledge of communication methodologies and delivery with a practical, solutions-orientated approach. - Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects. As an organisation we are embracing hybrid working and the contractual base for this role can be our Cambridge or London office, or homeworking/remote working in the UK could be considered for this role. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the office as required for their role.   Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits and Equal Opportunities Statement and Inclusive Culture Pledge.   If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.   View and download the full job description here.
Job Code
0587
City
Cambridge
or
London
or
Home based, UK
Country
UK
Closing Date
23/08/2022
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Publishing team in Japan. As an Assistant Editorial Development Manager, you will be a key representative for publishing activities in Japan and South Korea supporting our strategic objectives and developments.     This role demands a proactive professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Your objectives will be to increase awareness of the RSC publishing programme by building relationships with scientists, academic institutions and scientific societies to develop the best authorship and readership for RSC publications and to become a trusted advisor to the community.   Essential skills and qualifications - MS. in a scientific field, Ph.D. preferred - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Proven ability to work as part of a global team - Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure autonomously and to meet deadlines - Willingness to travel nationally and internationally - Up-to-date knowledge of and passion for the chemical sciences and publishing - Contacts with the relevant communities - Fluent in Japanese and English  Desirable skills and qualifications - Experience in, or knowledge of, Scientific, Technical & Medical publishing - Understanding of the Japanese education system and Japanese chemistry society landscape - Knowledge of Korean 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. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the closing date. Download the full job description here.
Job Code
0211
City
Tokyo
Country
JP
The Royal Society of Chemistry has a wonderful opportunity for a Recruitment Coordinator to join our HR team on a fixed term basis for 18 months.   The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation, with a thriving international community of about 48,000 members in over 100 countries. 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. We employ around 550 staff in 6 countries, and reinvest all of our income to achieve our charitable objectives in support of the chemical sciences community and advancing chemistry.   Our employees are essential to what we do and providing them with the support and challenge to enable them to achieve the organisation’s goals is key to our success. Our HR team play a vital operational and hands-on role in supporting our business areas across the organisation and our international offices.   As a Recruitment Coordinator for the RSC you will provide professional, confidential and seamless administrative support and coordination to our Recruitment team.   We are looking for:   - Strong customer service and communication skills, attention to detail and pride in accuracy, excellent oral/interpersonal skills with all levels of internal and external contacts. - Ability to coordinate the delivery of administrative support across key HR processes including recruitment, new starters and leavers. - Ability to balance and prioritise workload, remain composed and level-headed during periods of particularly busy activity, and being proactive in helping other members of the team when you have the opportunity. - The ability to maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive material and information.   The contractual base for this role is our Cambridge office, however as an organisation we are embracing hybrid working, and homeworking/remote working within the UK could be considered. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the office as required for their role.   Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our Equal Opportunities Statement and Inclusive Culture Pledge.   If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.   Download the full job description here.
Job Code
0929, 0936
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
22/08/2022
We are looking for a Content Development Editor to join our Journals team in a dynamic, fast moving publishing environment. Working closely with the senior editors you will play a key role in improving the quality and quantity of articles submitted for publication, while continuing to promote the content and deliver journal Key Performance Indicators.   You will be involved in keeping track of trends and gaps in scientific research and interpreting those to the development of our journals and books. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining close contact within the scientific community, by working directly with authors and editors to uphold an efficient peer review process which maintains high professional and scientific standards while operating at high volumes.   Your responsibilities will focus on:   Commissioning (Directly inviting authors to publish) - To directly contribute to the team’s commissioning, content development and marketing activities - To identify commissioning leads through desk-based research as well as visits and conferences - To commission articles in order to maintain, improve and develop the quality of the products - To collaborate with Marketing on innovative commissioning activities   Community interactions - To develop and maintain good relationships and excellent channels of communication with existing and potential authors, readers, referees, and Board members. - To maintain and develop RSC journals’ presence and impact in collaboration with journal and marketing team. - To represent RSC publications at various occasions in academia.   Strategic input to journals’ development plans - To support journal and portfolio development through data analysis and community insights - To identify emerging topics and market demands for the new development opportunities - To understand the competitor landscape and be able to reflect it in short term and long term plans   Other responsibilities - To work on cross-departmental projects from time to time, and ensure that every effort is made to progress RSC Publishing’s strategy - To develop and maintain an effective team work environment for the role’s purposes and be able to show ownership of results and process - To work closely with UK and China teams as required     We are looking for:   - A master’s degree or above in science (chemistry, material or environmental science normally preferred) - Strong research and analytical skills - Strong sense of responsibility and able to lead through the process towards good results - Understanding of China’s education and academic system - Demonstrated knowledge of academic publishing - Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills - Proven ability to work well in 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   For a full job description, please click here.
Job Code
0465
City
Beijing
or
Shanghai
Country
CN
  Job Types: Full-time and permanent Home Based   About the RSC The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance chemical sciences. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our purpose to help the chemical science community make the world a better place. The RSC strives to continuously innovate its product and services to adapt to market and customer needs, maintain relevancy and diversify revenues from print journals. This requires a market-led and ‘outside-in’ thinking approach to product and service innovation. As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for gaps in consumer product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them.   Benefits   At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we promote a healthy work/life balance and flexible working options across the organisation. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees including: - 26 days paid holiday per annum - 35-hour working week with flexible options - Enhanced maternity and paternity leave - Paid volunteering days - Pension plan with up to 12% employer contributions (depending upon your contribution) - Life assurance at four times basic annual salary The role We are looking for 2 Product Managers. It is a very exciting time to join our expanding product management team function. These Product Manager roles are business-critical role to ensure we create, develop and deliver a range of products and services in line with our vision and strategy.   As Product Manager you will support product management capabilities across a range of lines of business. In this role you will focus on user-led product and service delivery. You will also have an opportunity to explore opportunities for innovation across our existing products and services, as well the introduction of new product and service offerings. You will drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for our products, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch.   You will be reporting directly to the Head of Product Management and Innovation, but you will be expected to build and maintain close working relationships with the business owner(s). In this role you will be responsible for overseeing all development and procurement in support of the roadmap for product lines for one or more areas of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s business, to create and deliver superior long-term value for our users and for the RSC. The post holder will establish and build strong working relationships with other business units and teams within the organisation. These product management roles will be specifically to help our membership, communities and events stay relevant, connected, with a focus on continually improving our digital experience and customer lifetime value. They are key to helping the Royal Society of Chemistry achieve digital competitiveness.   The Royal Society of Chemistry is an organisation with a strong sense of purpose to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. This is an opportunity to use your skills as a product manager, to support and develop a community whose impact is incredible. Developing medicines, vaccines and diagnostics when the world needs them most – to improve the lives of people around the world now and in the future. What we are looking for: - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. - High degree of commercial acumen, understand of market analysis, proposition design and entrepreneurial spirit to ensure products deliver on-going sales or customer value growth. - Demonstrable experience in full lifecycle product management and backlog prioritisation while demonstrating a business outcomes approach to work. - The ability to understand the wider digital economy and technology trends and see how they impact the product roadmap and drive innovation. - Technology: An understanding of the technologies required to build a product and how they fit together. - Excellent working relationships with development and UX design teams (in-house or external suppliers) to communicate and deliver on requirements is essential. Hands-on experience of agile software development and delivery processes. - Exemplary customer focus and a passion for delivering products that deliver customer value. The ability to translate complex issues in terms of customer needs and to apply best practice in the area of user research. Able to interpret user insight and act on it.   A full job description is available here.   This role is advertised with an open end date and the candidates will be interviewed through July and August 2022. If you are interested in this role, please apply.   If you have any questions, please contact us at jobs@rsc.org
Job Code
0563 & 0564
City
Cambridge
or
Cambridge
Country
UK