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Job vacancy: Assistant Editor (MNRAS)

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017 17:32
Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 17:32

Job Advertisement: Closing Date 18th April 2017


Assistant Editor

The Royal Astronomical Society


The Royal Astronomical Society is looking for an Assistant Editor to process research papers submitted for publication to its leading research journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS). This is an administrative position which involves using a web-based submission and tracking system and handling the resulting correspondence with authors, scientific editors, referees and the publisher. Good English and communication skills are essential, while a scientific background and interest in astronomy is highly desirable. Degree level education is preferred. Experience of working on academic journals would be helpful but is not essential. 


Applicants should refer to the RAS website for the full job description. Starting salary is £29,050, annual leave entitlement is 20 days, rising to 25 days after 5 years (exclusive of standard UK bank holidays and RAS Privilege days). Typical working hours are 09:30 to 17:30.


Applications, including a CV, covering letter and the names of two referees, should be addressed to Dr Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BQ or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Key dates: Application deadline 18th April 2017. Candidates shortlisted for interview (which will be held in London on 2nd and 3rd May) will be informed by email no later than 24th April. The position will be available from May.


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