Editorial Assistant

| £26,000 - £31,000 per annum DOE

Employer: The Institution Of Structural Engineers
Sector/Specialism: Media

Editorial Assistant
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 - £31,000 p/a depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package
Location: London, Old Street/Clerkenwell alongside the opportunity to also work from home

- Do you have strong attention to detail and a passion for grammatical accuracy?
- Are you looking to develop your editorial knowledge and skills?
- Are you a team player who enjoys collaborating with technically minded professionals?

We are the Institution of Structural Engineers. The world’s largest membership body dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. We represent the best creatives and innovators in the profession at a global level and tackling climate change is at the top of our agenda.

The Role

As an Editorial Assistant, you will support the publication of Structures, the Institution’s world-class research journal (co-published with Elsevier). You will also contribute to the publication of The Structural Engineer, the Institution’s flagship membership magazine, distributed to 30,000 engineering professionals worldwide.

Attention to detail and outstanding organisational and communication skills will be the key to your success, as you collaborate with contributors, publishing partners and the Managing Editor to produce these peer-reviewed publications to the highest possible editorial standards.

Duties include:

- Administering the peer-review process for Structures and The Structural Engineer
- Acting as the first point of contact for all journal and magazine enquiries
- Uploading content to The Structural Engineer website and newsletter
- Copyediting and proofreading letters, press releases and diary entries
- Managing subscription orders (including raising invoices and entering payments)

To be shortlisted for this post, you must have:

- Be educated to a degree level (or equivalent) in any subject relating to English, Journalism, Media or Engineering.
- Experience working in publishing or similar editorial experience.
- Experience acting as a first point of contact responding to queries via email and/or over the telephone and providing information and/or guidance.
- Knowledge of publishing processes.
- Some experience of copyediting and proofreading.

Experience using Content Management/Email Design/CRM Systems would be advantageous.

What we can offer you:

- 23 days’ paid annual leave (increasing with service to 28 days) plus bank holidays and flexi leave
- A pension scheme with up to 8% employer contributions
- Life Insurance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Permanent Health Insurance
- Health Cash Plan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Season Ticket Loan
- Continuous Professional Development

Working Conditions:

We are based on the edge of the city, our office is bright, modern and open plan. We are a small and friendly workforce. As we move out of Covid restrictions we are presently operating a working model of office-based and remote working and envisage operating a longer-term hybrid working model.

Additional information:

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If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to complete your application or would like us to apply reasonable adjustments when reviewing your application, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Please note, that we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we urge candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Applications are sifted on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted with an invitation to an interview.

The Institution does not hold a visa sponsor licence, therefore, applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK and/or require visa sponsorship to continue working in the UK cannot be considered.

The Institution strives to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, where we can all be ourselves. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity and the perspectives people from different backgrounds bring. Applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion and belief or sexual orientation.

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