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Role: Editorial Assistant (HSS Journals)

Location: London (Remote for Cov19)

Salary: £22,000

Report to: Senior Publishing Editor


About  our company:

• We are an independent, leading academic and professional publisher.  We are a growing company, with over 1,500 employees based in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne.

• We believe that education is intrinsically valuable to a healthy society and we're dedicated to producing high quality content in our books, journals and digital products.

• We're  passionate  about  contributing  to  our  local  communities;  we  run  a diverse mix of  community-based programs each year and we make sure everyone has the chance to get involved.


About  our team: Editorial Assistant (HSS Journals)

• The  Journals  Editorial  department  is  a  thriving  team  of  intelligent,  highly productive people who are passionate about research. We are responsible for  the  management,  development  and  growth  of  a  large  portfolio  of valuable, high quality journals. We work closely with external editors, society partners,  and  internal  colleagues  to  drive  the  success  and  long-term

sustainability of the program.


Could  you  be our  new Editorial Assistant?

•  Are you interested in learning about journal publishing from the inside?

•  Can you juggle multiple tasks and work efficiently to get the job done?

• Are you a confident communicator who can liaise with key contacts within the company and externally?


Your new role: Editorial Assistant (HSS Journals)

•   Supporting  the  team  members  in  helping  journals  and  their  editors  to develop their reach and impact

•   Preparing publishing reports for presentation to journal editors and society

partners, keeping to deadlines;

•   Sending out in the drafting of, and chasing in, contracts and addenda;

•   Maintaining accurate information in our systems and databases;

•   Managing changes to author submission guidelines

•   Researching the market and new business opportunities

•   Producing analysis of citations and other key metrics

•   Supporting social media strategies

•   Liaising  with  journal  editors  and  societies  (e.g  to  request  information  or answer queries)

•   Arranging  meetings,  taking  minutes  and  organising  travel  for  selected

members of the team

•   Coordinating discrete projects for the department

•   Providing information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments


The candidate: Editorial Assistant (HSS Journals)

•   A well-organised, proactive person, who constantly looks for the best ways to get the job done;

•   Interested in learning about academic publishing;

•   A confident communicator both in person and via email;

•   Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g. word, excel, outlook)


Deadline: 24th January 2021