Assistant Editor

British Ecological Society

London, with hybrid working
£33,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with demonstrable experience in academic publishing and an interest in further developing their publishing career to join our journals' publications team.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with outstanding communication skills and an interest in further developing their career in publishing.

You will be able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, and have either:

  • 2-3 years’ work experience in STM publishing and an interest in translating ecological science into practice or,
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a role connected to natural resource management or ecological consultancy with an interest in STM publishing

Experience using content management systems or journals databases would be an advantage.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Product Development, the Assistant Editor will coordinate a growing online resource and journal to better connect ecological practitioners and researchers, including:

  • maintaining an online database of ecological grey literature;
  • managing a timely and fair peer review process for all submitted journal articles;
  • establishing relationships with Editors, member organisations, advisors, and service providers;
  • organising the marketing, publicity and web-based activities for the journal and resource.

For more details about this role, please download the role specification and job pack.

Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £33,000 per annum
Working pattern: 35hrs Mon-Fri | We are currently running a trial of the 4-day work week; staff can opt to work 32hrs over 4 days each week at no loss of salary
Location: Hybrid | We ask that staff spend at least 60% of their time at our London office
Closing date: This position will be closed when we have received a suitable number of strong candidates
Interviews: Interviews will be held as applications are received. Interviews will be conducted over Microsoft Teams and involve a short written activity followed by a panel interview

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