Assistant Editor, RCOG Journals

12-month fixed term, 21 hours per week
Digital Team, External Affairs
Salary: £26,135–£31,361 pro rata, depending on experience
Excellent benefits

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Editor to join the RCOG Journals team. The RCOG Journals team is responsible for the publication of two journals; BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) and The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). Both journals are peer-reviewed, editorially independent, owned by the College, and published by Wiley on behalf of the RCOG. BJOG primarily publishes original research and TOG primarily publishes reviews for continuing professional development and life-long education.

The RCOG Journals team comprises a Head of Publishing, a Content Development Editor, BJOG and a Senior Assistant Editor, RCOG Journals. The team reports to the Director of Digital Transformation. This is an exciting time to join the team as we set out to ensure we take full advantage of the opportunities that digital publishing offers for the journals’ development, as well as supporting the delivery of the RCOG’s digital strategy.

You will be responsible for supporting the RCOG Journals team to provide a high quality service to authors and readers by ensuring the effective processing of manuscripts, facilitating editors, authors, and reviewers, and supporting the Journals team in delivering journal development projects and initiatives. You will report to the Head of Publishing.

As a successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally have professional experience in an STM journal publishing, medical or science online publishing environment, including peer review, editing and proofreading. You must have strong organisational skills with excellent time management, be flexible but meticulous and have proven high quality customer service skills. You will also have excellent IT skills, including good knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels, both verbally and in writing.

The College is dedicated to raising standards of training and education in the medical specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, delivered through the work of its members. Located in pleasant offices overlooking Regent’s Park, the College offers a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes flexible working hours, free lunches, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, first class pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

Please go to for further details and to apply. Please return your completed application form to If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 July at 10.00am. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 7 August.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

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