We have an exciting opportunity for a well-organised graduate to join the editorial team of our journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology (UOG) as Editorial Assistant, to support our Managing Editor and her staff in our west London-based editorial office.
UOG is the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). It is recognised as the leading peer-reviewed journal on imaging within the field of obstetrics and gynecology, publishing important research from all parts of the world. UOG has an impressive Impact Factor of 8.7, with more than 5 million article downloads each year. It is published monthly and features an international authorship and a fully electronic manuscript submission and review process.
Title: Editorial Assistant
Status: Permanent, 5 days (37.5 hours) per week
Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus benefits
Benefits include: 20 days’ annual leave per annum plus eight Bank/Public holidays (rising by 1 day per year for every complete year of service, up to an additional 5 days), together with 3 additional days over Christmas and New Year. 4% (matched) employer pension, rising to 6% on successful completion of probation. Employee Assistance Program. Season ticket loan scheme.
Location: The role is based from ISUOG House, 122 Freston Road, London, W10 6TR. A hybrid working arrangement has been agreed and the job holder will be expected to work from ISUOG House for a minimum of 2 days each week. Moreover, due to the nature of the role, the job holder may be required to work from the office more than 2 days a week.
Editorial Assistant Responsibilities
The successful candidate will assist in the editorial processes of the Journal, including editing and copyediting articles accepted for publication and proofreading typeset proofs, and will support the administration and peer-review processes. The main aim of this position is for the candidate to develop their editorial skills with view to undertaking additional editing and proofreading responsibilities as they progress in their role.
Editorial Assistant Requirements:
We are seeking candidates with a strong scientific background, an excellent command of written English, a keen eye for detail and interests in research methodology and academic publishing.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK, as we are unable to sponsor work visas.
- 2:1 (or better) undergraduate degree in biological or biomedical sciences
- Familiarity with academic literature
- Familiarity with commonly used statistical methodology
- Accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Master’s degree in biological or biomedical sciences
- Familiarity with academic publishing
- Experience in communicating with academics
Read and download the job description to find out more about the position:
Editorial Assistant - job description
About us: The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is a highly respected membership organisation and charity with members across 140 countries, comprised primarily of clinicians who are ultrasound experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. The Society includes obstetricians and gynecologists, trainees, medical doctors, scientists, sonographers, midwives and other health professionals who work to advance women’s health and wellbeing globally. Our mission is to improve women’s health through the provision, advancement and dissemination of the highest quality education, standards and research information around ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. This is achieved through education and training, programmatic initiatives and advocacy.
We are an equal opportunities employer; and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.
Please email your covering letter and CV to [email protected] as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close any advert once we have received sufficient applications.
Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those candidates who are not shortlisted, as it simply would not be manageable to do so.