Michael Faraday House
Closing date: 24/10/2012
Salary Description: £17,500
The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) is one of the world’s leading professional societies. With more than 150,000 members in 127 countries, we share and advance knowledge throughout the global engineering and technology community. Among our many resources and activities, we publish a portfolio of titles that includes our internationally renowned, peer-reviewed Letters journal covering the latest developments in electronic and electrical engineering, as well as invited papers in which expert authors offer insights into future challenges.
Assisting the Executive Editor (Letters), you will be ensuring that journals of responsibility are produced and published to agreed schedules and quality standards. Your responsibilities will include responding to email queries from authors, referees and other parties, checking submissions for suitability, selecting reviewers and working with the scientific editors to ensure timely decisions.
Since you will be managing the production process from paper acceptance to web publication, you will oversee the quality, cost effectiveness and turnaround of copyediting, typesetting and in-house web-hosting, whilst also conducting your own copyediting/proofreading and creating or updating web pages. The scope of your role will include helping to promote and develop the Letters journals, which may involve attending symposia and conferences at home or abroad, producing special issues and working proactively with other IET departments.
Of graduate calibre, preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline, your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will show high levels of diplomacy and customer focus. Your powers of analysis will be particularly important in selecting referees, whilst your excellent grasp of time management will enable you to meet tight deadlines and prioritise workflow. Extremely literate and numerate, you are experienced with email and internet research, information retrieval, file manipulation and word processing, preferably with previous exposure to STM publishing. Perhaps most importantly, you are continually seeking to develop yourself and to find new and better ways of doing things.
To apply, please email your CV and an accompanying letter to: