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Editorial Assistant

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Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant- Biological, Environmental and Earth Science


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We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join the Biological, Environmental and Earth Science journals team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the world of publishing, working on a broad range of academic titles. As an Editorial Assistant, you will support three Managing Editors and a Publisher by taking charge of a variety of general administrative tasks and acting as a main point of contact for numerous colleagues, authors and other stakeholders.

The journals editorial assistant is responsible for supporting the development and growth of the Journals publishing program by contributing to projects in their various stages of development and production, as required.

Tasks are likely to include:

Support the editorial development of project proposals across a range of subjects

Lead the development of a small number of projects under the direction of the Publisher

Provide project support as and when required, this includes support for projects that are in production and projects in development

Perform research to assess market viability of project ideas including university course research, competitor analyses, and engagement with subject specialist academics

Collate, analyze, and present research as required

Successfully liaise and communicate with colleagues within and across departments as required

Successfully liaise with external stakeholders as required

Responsible for building industry and market awareness, and attending conferences and events as appropriate

Manage the team’s administrative processes.

Preparing for and attending internal and external meetings

Accountable for managing own learning, taking responsibility to identify and develop skill gaps

Skills and Behaviors Required

Support and contribute to delivery of business results

Teamwork, networking, and building relationships

Calm and logical response under pressure

Being responsible for managing own workload

Attention to detail

Ability to prioritize appropriately and work to deadlines

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Handle and communicate information sensitively and professionally

Commercial awareness and customer focus

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Basic project management

Interest in developing industry and market awarenes

The Company - Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group operates globally and produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potentia


To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site:

Taylor & Francis is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Informa has over 150 offices in more than 40 countries and employs 10,000 staff around the world.

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