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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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Posted on July 25, 2022 by Alison Fox

In June 2021, when the evidence report for the 3rd UK climate risk assessment (CCRA3) was released, talk was of southern England summer temperatures over 40°C being experienced sometime “before 2050”. However, recent events have now overtaken these projections when the thermometers hit 40°C  last week.  Editor of UCL Open: Environment Prof Dan Osborn explores.

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