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Assistant Commissioning Editor, UCL Press

Ref Number: B09-00019

Professional Expertise: Administration and Business Support

Department: Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement) (B09)

Location: London

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £31,131 - £36,348

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Remote (<20% on site)

Available For Secondment: No

Closing Date:11-Dec-2022

About us

UCL is London’s global university. LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science – provides outstanding staff, services and resources to support the world-class research, education and enterprise that is undertaken in UCL, and connects the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. LCCOS is acknowledged as an international leader in Open Science and Scholarship. The LCCOS family comprises 3 museums and allied object collections, 14 libraries, the UCL Student Centre, Special Collections facilities, multiple additional learning spaces, the Bloomsbury Theatre and a substantial off-site storage facility. We also provide comprehensive services to healthcare staff through our partnerships with 6 NHS Trusts. LCCOS holds the UK Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award, The National Archives (TNA) Archives Service Accreditation, and Arts Council England Museum Accreditation. The combined staff in UCL LCCOS totals around 440.

About the role

UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6 million downloads globally. This new role reports to UCL Press’s two Commissioning Editors and its primary purpose is to support the Commissioning Editors with a range of tasks including peer review management, contracts administration and author liaison. The roleholder will also be responsible for keeping the publishing programme up to date, liaising with authors during the writing process to answer queries and ensure manuscript delivery dates are met, and to review and check manuscripts on delivery to ensure a smooth handover to production. This role may in part be suitable for remote working.  The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.     If you have any queries about the role or application process, or need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online, please contact quoting the job reference.

About you

The candidate will have experience of providing administrative and editorial support to Commissioning Editors in managing an academic book programme. They will support UCL Press’s two Commissioning Editors with a range of tasks such as checking submitted manuscripts, managing contracts, handling copyright permissions and liaising with authors.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: •41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme •Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here:

Assistant Commissioning Editor, UCL Press

University College London, London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Assistant, Commissioning Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development
Assistant Commissioning Editor, UCL Press
Salary description: 
£31,131 - £36,348

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The candidate will have experience of providing administrative and editorial support to Commissioning Editors in managing an academic book programme.