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Publishing Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic Publishing Assistant with an interest in scholarly publishing and science communication to join the team of a fantastic learned society that works to promote Earth sciences education.Our client is based in Bath, and they offer a hybrid office/home working structure.

The Publishing Assistant will provide key admin support across the society's portfolio of books, journals, and digital products, assisting the team with editorial development, publication workflow, system maintenance and author support.

Key responsibilities for the Publishing Assistant:

  • Assisting the Head of Editorial Development and Commissioning Editor with the strategic development of the publishing programme
  • Conducting market research to identify new opportunities
  • Maintaining internal records and collating regular reports for internal and external use
  • Liaising with authors, editor and reviewers, and providing help with publishing-related queries, as well as managing the online submission system and inbox
  • Conducting initial manuscript quality and permissions checks
  • Liaising with internal teams to ensure the efficient running of publication workflows, supporting editorial and production staff
  • Uploading articles onto the production management system

This is an incredible opportunity for a self-starter keen to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of scholarly publishing, and join the team of an established world-leading professional body and society.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Publishing Assistant

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, STM
Editor, Editorial, Journals, Assistant, Publishing

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