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Company Information

Are you a science graduate who is keen to establish a career in STM publishing? Could you apply your enthusiasm and scientific background in a fast-paced editorial environment? One of our key publishing clients are now seeking a self-starter with a strong work ethic to play an important role in the running of their journal portfolios.
The company is an independent publisher of around 60 people who are great at embracing innovation and early to adopt new methods.
Their offices are based in North London. They are 20 minutes to Central London and on the Northern Line. The area surrounding the office has plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.

You will need to be based within 40 mins of the offices.

Role Overview

The role is entitled 'Journal Development Editor' and will involve building and maintaining knowledge of research advances and ensuring that high-quality content is commissioned and published to deadline.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include:

- Journal and article content development
- Building relationships with the editorial board and subject experts
- Journal management of between approximately 24 to 30 issues per annum
- Acting as the first point of contact for all internal and external communications regarding the journals
- Using manuscript tracking systems to proactively maintain journal standards
- Curating the journals social media accounts in order to engage with the scientific community

Person Specification

The ideal profile is someone with a biomedical sciences, chemistry, medical or pharmaceutical degree who has a passion for science as a whole and would enjoy a role focused on research, communication, reading and editing.


They have a successful graduate scheme and the company is well balanced but has lots of younger people, so you would be joining a well established peer group.

There are clear progression paths and you will receive world class training and your first 6 months will be used to establish yourself into the industry and role.

- Competitive starter salary with 20% pay increase during first year at the company, linked to passing of probation and completion of 1 year
- Vibrant social committee, which organises events including summer and Christmas parties paid for by the company.
- £3k travel allowance for personal commuting costs per annum (£250 per month)
- 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and an extra day off for your birthday.
- Contributory pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution.
- Employee assistance programme for 24/7 support for mental health, work or personal issues etc.

29 Nov 2023

Holly Haynes

Recruitment Team Leader 01494 818 010

Kai Hughes

Communications Recruiter 01494506692

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