Job Vacancy: Publishing Manager (part-time)

The Royal Astronomical Society is looking for a part-time Publishing Manager, who will be employed for three days a week in a job share role. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced publishing professional, well acquainted with the academic research environment, to strategically develop the Society’s highly prestigious publishing portfolio.

Working with the current Publishing Manager, you will lead the development of our journals in partnership with our key stakeholders, as well as support the RAS’ mission, vision and strategic goals. You will jointly manage a team of eight assistant editors, three editorial boards and the peer review workflow for the Society’s leading research journals, Geophysical Journal International (GJI), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), and RAS Techniques & Instruments (RASTI).

The ideal candidate will be a leader and manager with excellent influencing and communicating skills, be confident with handling multiple high-priority projects simultaneously, be passionate about building positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, as well as being organised and methodical, adaptable and open to innovation and change.

You should also have the following:

  • Experience within academic research and peer review processes and systems.
  • A collaborative work ethic and ability to engage positively with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Strong experience of influencing and communicating.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a team.

While not essential, we would welcome your application if you have a PhD in astronomy or geophysics.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

Benefits include:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Group pension scheme.
  • 4 ‘privilege days’ leave, in addition to the 8 public/bank holidays and annual leave allowance (pro rata).
  • Employee Assistance programme.
  • Access to learning and development opportunities.

Please note that this is a UK-based position. Due to the pandemic this is currently a remote-working position, but when it is possible to resume normal working, it will involve working a few days a month in Burlington House, London.

Applications, including a CV, a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification, and the names of two referees, should be sent by email to Dr Kim Clube, Publishing Manager kclube@ras.ac.uk

Key dates: Application deadline 19th January 2022. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed by email no later than 25th January. The position will be available from February 2022.

Please note: an early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Submitted by Robert Massey on Tue, 14/12/2021 - 17:48