Editorial Assistant - Physical Science Journals

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    £22,478 – £25,850
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    4 October 2020

Editorial Assistant – Physical Sciences Journals

£22,478 – £25,850


About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international Editorial team publishing a number of leading academic journals.

Your focus will be on journals in the Mathematical, Astronomy, Engineering, Computer or Physical Sciences. Working within a dedicated team, you will deliver timely and efficient administrative and management support towards our new acquisitions, launches, on-going development and growth of existing titles. You will liaise with both external contacts (Editors-in-Chief, their Editorial Boards, Society representatives) and internal colleagues (Editorial, Production, Marketing, Platform, Customer Services, Finance).

This role is ideal for a structured and well-organised person with an obsession for information gathering, excel spreadsheets, data management, accuracy, and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will seek to build on an existing understanding of scientific journals publishing and progress their career. You will be provided on-going training on systems use and ongoing understanding of open access and the changing landscape in publishing. There will also be occasional opportunities for conference attendance (mostly virtual at the moment), and to learn more about the areas in which we publish.

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences team sits within a highly collaborative group of Journal Editorial colleagues, and is encouraged to develop a broader understanding of new publishing initiatives, both Cambridge and broader industry led, in this fast-evolving subject area.


About you:

You will have an extremely strong relationship with our six press behavioural values; collaborative, decisive, empowering, innovative, responsible and responsive. You will have great organisational skills, thrive in collaboration with other colleagues, and will enjoy the challenge of developing relationships and trust with key external and internal contacts. In the context of full training and support, you will be both keen to develop your existing skills and will take pride in the preparation and delivery of projects and reports to agreed schedules.

Educated to degree level, preferably in the STM sciences, your experience to date will highlight your creative, entrepreneurial and excellent writing skills (as applied to correspondence and the preparation and checking of publisher's reports), and opportunities for project management.


Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We're one of the world's most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people's potential with the best learning and research solutions. We work in global teams to tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance,  an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and many more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a 10 minutes' walk from the train station.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on information@cambridge.org


Ref: JG20/124


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Jonathan Grinsell


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