Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Department: Nature Research
Nature Research is seeking to appoint an Editorial Assistant to manage the processing of manuscripts from submission to acceptance as well as support the standardisation of workflows, improve efficiencies, data collection, and to support authors, editors, and reviewers.
This position is key to assisting the internal and external editorial teams with the processing of manuscripts and ensuring content is processed within suitable timeframes.
The ideal candidate will be able to prioritise their workload and work to tight deadlines but will also ensure that tasks are performed with speed and accuracy.
This is an administrative position which would be ideal for someone with some office experience wishing to start a career in a fast-paced publishing environment.
Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal. Building key relationships with Editors and Chief Editors is essential for this role, as is working alongside other publishing departments including production and the wider Editorial Support team. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude to their work.
Managing the flow of manuscripts from submission to acceptance through the manuscript tracking system (MTS) – performing quality checks on manuscripts and ensuring all legal forms are collected and stored.
Providing MTS support for Authors, Reviewers and internal & external Editors – troubleshooting and assisting with system issues and escalating to the relevant teams if needed.
Liaising with Authors, Reviewers and internal & external Editors via email and telephone – ensuring your manner is always polite, professional and helpful
Maintaining correct information within the databases – updating person records within the MTS and ensuring manuscript information is correct
Assisting with editorial reports
Assisting with other ad hoc tasks associated with the editorial workflow of manuscripts
Providing team cover during periods of absence
Experience, skills and qualifications
Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
Experience working in a fast-paced office environment is preferred
Microsoft Office suite and database management experience
Working within a team and meeting daily deadlines
Our Editorial Assistants play an important role in managing an efficient editorial process and standardising workflows. The nature of the role is administrative and career development in a role such as this might see you develop through different levels of editorial administration and operational management. It should be noted, that this role does not include writing or editing content. If appointed you will gain great insights into the scientific operational editorial and peer review process and how it works.
To apply for the position, please submit a CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations and notice period.
Closing date: 18th October 2019