Editorial Assistant

Our Editorial team is expanding.
eLife jobs

Closing date for applications is July 13, 2020.

We are seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the Executive Editor in delivering an unparalleled editorial process and author experience. This is a terrific entry-level opportunity to gain experience in scientific publishing and to be involved in a ground-breaking initiative.

Experience and attributes

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Great communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • A desire to learn about scholarly journals publishing
In addition:

  • A degree-level qualification is highly desirable but not essential
  • In the absence of a degree-level qualification, work experience should demonstrate the attributes above and an appropriate level of maturity
  • Candidates should be creative, flexible, and willing to take on a variety of tasks

Specific responsibilities

  • Support authors during submission
  • Conduct quality checks on submissions
  • Provide proactive support for authors, editors, and reviewers throughout the editorial process
  • Update and check the website
  • Generate and monitor journal performance metrics
  • Oversee administration of the submission system/database
  • Provide broader support for other members of the team

Terms and conditions

The post is a permanent position, 37.5 hours per week, and offers a competitive basic salary, circa £22,700 per annum, and benefits. The post holder will be based at our Cambridge office and may be able to start on a working from home basis initially while our office is closed. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK to be considered for the vacancy.

Our offer

We are a well-supported, not for profit, mission-driven organisation. We have a deeply open culture, and ideas are welcome from across the company, so you’ll get the chance to really make a difference.

We offer:

  • The chance to join a passionate and motivated team
  • A great environment for your personal and professional development
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays
  • An open, communicative and inspiring working environment
  • A newly refurbished and employee designed modern office near the centre of Cambridge
  • Covered cycle parking, shower facilities, informal working or relaxation areas, free fresh fruit, a fancy coffee machine and snacks in the kitchen
  • A sociable and friendly team with interesting social events
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Company pension scheme
To apply

Please send a covering letter explaining why you are a strong candidate and your CV to hr@elifesciences.org. The closing date for applications is Monday, 13th July 2020 at 5pm (BST). Interviews will be arranged remotely via GoogleMeet or Zoom video-call.

eLife is committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.