As a Commissioning Editor for Spandidos Publications, you will be responsible for ensuring that our journals are the best in their fields by commissioning high-quality articles in order to maximize subscription revenues and enable the company to maintain its current high standards. This process will involve handling content administration both pre- and post-acceptance, and corresponding with other editors, authors and internal colleagues, so a successful candidate must be able to amass new contacts while maintaining existing working relationships.
The other main element of this role is editorial development. Strong writing skills and a high-level of computer literacy are essential to ensure that submitted manuscripts are set up, proofread and copy-edited to the in-house journal style. As a commissioning editor, you must be able to switch easily between commissioning and copy-editing duties, and possess the flexibility to engage in other independent tasks.
The minimum qualification for this position is a degree in the life sciences, with knowledge of Mac OS a plus. Training in scientific copy-editing will be provided, however, prior experience would be an advantage. This role requires that you are able to work unsupervised and produce tangible results, even under pressure.
This is a full-time position with a friendly and established company that publishes high-quality scientific articles both online and in print. Benefits include a competitive starting salary, with scope for increase based on performance, and the opportunity for further career advancement.
This a full-time position based in London.
Please send your CV and a cover letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference (SP/CE1/SP) by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spandidos Publications offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, 35 hour working week, flexible working from home, contributory pension scheme, private health insurance, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, weekly fresh fruits, an employee support programme and season ticket loan depending on conditions.
Spandidos Publications is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, gender, age, religion or belief, relationship status, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation or disability.