Job Advertisement: Assistant Editor (MNRAS)

** Please note that applications for this position have now closed **


Job Advertisement: Closing date 17 September 2018

Assistant Editor

The Royal Astronomical Society


The Royal Astronomical Society is looking for an Assistant Editor to process research papers submitted for publication to its leading research journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS). This is an administrative position which involves using a web-based submission and tracking system, and handling the resulting correspondence with authors, scientific editors, referees and the publisher. Good English and communication skills are essential, while a scientific background and interest in astronomy is highly desirable. Degree level education is preferred. Experience of publishing in, or working on, academic journals would be helpful but is not essential.


Applicants should refer to the RAS website for the full job description. Starting salary is £29,050. Annual leave entitlement is 20 days, rising to 25 days after 5 years (exclusive of standard UK bank holidays and RAS Privilege days). Typical working hours are 09:30 to 17:30.


Applications, including a CV, covering letter and the names of two referees, should be addressed to Dr Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BQ or emailed to


Key dates: Application deadline 17 September 2018. Candidates shortlisted for interview (which will be held in London on 25 September) will be informed by email no later than 19 September. The position will be available from October.