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We're looking for a Journals Development Editor- could it be you?

Posted on April 13, 2023 by Alison Fox

Want to join the journals department of one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around? Then look no further, we're looking for a Journals Development Editor to join the UCL Press team!

For a full job description, and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/3GHu7r7. Applications close on 7th May 2023.

About us
UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6.5 million downloads globally.

About the role

UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK's first fully open access university press. In that time, it has published over 250 scholarly monographs and has built a portfolio of 15 academic journals. 

This newly created role will be responsible for overseeing the publication process on a designated list of journals, including acting as the main point of liaison with Editors-in-Chief on all day-to-day aspects of running their journals; ensuring articles are progressing smoothly through peer review via the journals submission system; monitoring schedules so that articles and issues are published in a timely manner; taking forward and supporting the delivery of journal objectives. Additional tasks to support the journals programme overall also form part of this role, as per the job description.

The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of 20% of their time on campus, on every first and third Tuesday of each month (designated Team days). The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.  

This is a full-time open-ended role, working 36.5 hours per week; times of work are as determined by the Line Manager.

About you

Candidates must have experience with academic journals in a scholarly publisher. This role would suit someone who has been working at assistant level or similar, looking to take the next steps in their publishing career. It is not suitable for students and academics who have filled a Journal Editor or Editorial Board Member role to further academic careers.

Successful candidates will be able to show a strong understanding of the full publication and peer review cycle with good experience of using journal submission and peer review management systems from an Editorial and management perspective. They will be able to show a good understanding of journal publication metrics and reporting, experience of working closely with Editors-in-Chief and be highly organised with a methodical and analytical approach to work, as well as a strong ability to manage own workload in order to meet deadlines. 



What we offer

Salary

The post is graded as UCL Grade 6 with salary in the range £32,331 - £37,548 per annum including London Allowance.

Probation

This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. 

Annual leave

Annual leave is 27 working days for a full-time member of staff and 6 UCL closure days in addition to 8 Bank Holidays.

Pension

Appointments are superannuable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme(USS).

Other benefits

As part of the UCL community you can access free lunch hour lectures, exhibitions and museums and collections. On campus UCL has the Bloomsbury theatre hosting a range of performances and a series of bars, cafes and other facilities, which UCL staff can use.

We also offer some great benefits some of which are:

Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme; defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE); cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan; Immigration loan; Relocation scheme for certain posts; On-Site nursery; On-site gym; Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay; Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service;  Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.


For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs and search for Reference Number B09-00860

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Join our dynamic journals team!

Posted on November 23, 2022 by Alison Fox

Want to join the journals department of one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around? Then look no further, we're looking for a Journals Coordinator to join the UCL Press team!

For a full job description, and to apply, visit bit.ly/3TTbODd. Applications close on 4th December 2022.

About us
UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6.5 million downloads globally.

About the role
This role reports to the Journals Manager and is responsible for overseeing the publication process on a designated list of journals, including acting as the main point of liaison with Editors-in-Chief on all day-to-day aspects of running their journals; ensuring academic articles are progressing smoothly through peer review via the submission system; and monitoring schedules so that articles and issues are published in a timely manner. Additional tasks to support the journals department overall also form part of this role.

This role may in part be suitable for remote working. The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of 40% of their time on campus. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.

About you
Candidates must have general academic journals publication experience of managing their own list of journals, a strong understanding of the full publication and peer review cycle with good experience of using journal submission and peer review management systems. They will have experience of working closely with Editors-in-Chief and be highly organised with a methodical and analytical approach to work, and ability to manage own workload in order to meet deadlines.

What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
- 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
- Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
- Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Immigration loan
- Relocation scheme for certain posts
- On-Site nursery
- On-site gym
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
- Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs and search for Reference Number B09-00037.

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We're looking for an Assistant Commissioning Editor!

Posted on November 21, 2022 by Alison Fox

Want to join the editorial department of one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around? Then look no further, we're looking for Assistant Commissioning Editor to join the UCL Press team!

For a full job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/3ttnj9O

Applications close on 11th December 2022.

About us
UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6.5 million downloads globally.

About the role
This new role reports to UCL Press’s two Commissioning Editors and its primary purpose is to support the Commissioning Editors with a range of tasks including peer review management, contracts administration and author liaison. The post holder will also be responsible for keeping the publishing programme up to date, liaising with authors during the writing process to answer queries and ensure manuscript delivery dates are met, and to review and check manuscripts on delivery to ensure a smooth handover to production.
This role may in part be suitable for remote working. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.
If you have any queries about the role or application process, or need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online, please contact LCCOS-jobs@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference (B09-00019).

About you
The candidate will have experience of providing administrative and editorial support to Commissioning Editors in managing an academic book programme. They will support UCL Press’s two Commissioning Editors with a range of tasks such as checking submitted manuscripts, managing contracts, handling copyright permissions and liaising with authors.

What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
- 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
- Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
- Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Immigration loan
- Relocation scheme for certain posts
- On-Site nursery
- On-site gym
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
- Discounted medical insurance
Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs and search for Reference Number B09-00019

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