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Deputy Managing Editor - Science Journals

A highly respected publisher of scientific publications, is looking to recruit a motivated and resourceful Deputy Managing Editor to direct and oversee the editorial and publication of their journal portfolio. Reporting to the Managing Editor, this role will oversee a small team of Science Copy Editors.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating the work of Editors/Copy Editors and providing feedback and progress reports
  • Acting as arbiter of production values for the journal, including overseeing consistency with house style.
  • Checking factual content where necessary, raising queries with the Managing Editor
  • Raising potential problems with plagiarism, animal ethics, patient consent and figure manipulation
  • One-to-one meetings with team members, providing support and ensuring team members are adequately trained, mentored and coached.
  • Carrying out first/second round edit of articles and assessing authors responses to edits and editorial comments

This is a super new role and ideal for someone with proven journal editorial experience looking to step up and manage a small team.

The successful person will have:

  • A degree in biomedical science and a minimum of a year’s editing experience - Essential
  • Proven experience of producing high quality language and copy-edits and in-depth knowledge of the journal guidelines and policies.
  • The ability and motivation  to lead and motivate a team
  • The ability to manage high-quality work whilst driving deadlines
  • Strong IT skills, plus excellent communication skills

This is a full-time, permanent position. For further details of this exciting new role, please forward your CV and salary expectations.


Deputy Managing Editor - Science Journals

Redwood, London
Full-time, Permanent
Journals, Editorial
Salary description: 
Competitive salary and excellent benefits, available on application.
Min 1 year producing high-quality langiage and copy-edits