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Interested in starting a career in research publishing? Wiley’s Comprehensive Editorial Evaluation Team which is responsible for managing the peer-review process and decision-making for a portfolio of over 120 in-house journals across physical, life, and health sciences, including renowned journals such as Advanced Science, Advanced Materials, and other Advanced journals, Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry Europe titles, Small, physica status solidi, Macromolecular titles, and Current Protocols is expanding and therefore looking for additional Assistant Editor
How you will make an impact:
Be responsible for the organisation of the peer-review process and editorial decision-making from submission until acceptance for publication and export to production – evaluation and triage of submitted manuscripts, reviewer selection, assessment of reviewer reports and revised submissions, and final decision (acceptance or referral and transfer to relevant sister journals).
Be an active member of a global editorial team and collaborate with other international colleagues on a daily basis.
Have many (online) interactions with our authors and reviewers – researchers from all over the world.
Be involved in strategic acquisition of new content for our journals – for instance, commissioning of invited articles and planning of special issues or series.
Contribute to (cross-functional/departmental) workflow optimisation project workgroups.
Altogether, gain on-the-job experience in many different aspects of scholarly publishing.
We are looking for people who:
Have a PhD degree in the natural sciences; any additional postdoc experience could be beneficial. International research experience at a university or institute abroad would be highly preferred.
Currently, we are primarily looking for subject matter experts in:
Engineering, technology (e.g., electronic devices), and adjacent areas of materials/nanoscience
Photonics and other areas of (condensed matter) physics
We also welcome applicants with a research background in:
Energy (e.g., photovoltaics, energy storage) and sustainability (e.g., environmental science)
Biomedical (e.g., biomaterials, nanomedicine) and health science
Life science (any biology-related disciplines)
Have a passion for science and its communication and are prepared to broaden their knowledge by working across a spectrum of research areas.
Have a good understanding of the peer-review process (for example, have been previously involved as an editor, author, or reviewer).
Are self-motivated, diplomatic, and flexible, have outstanding organizational, time management, and communication skills, and have excellent command of the English language (both written and verbal).
Can collaborate efficiently and effectively on multiple products with many different colleagues in teams across various global office locations.
Previous experience with a manuscript handling system (e.g., Editorial Manager or ScholarOne), previous publishing/scientific news writing experience, and an interest in data analysis would be advantageous.
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We are committed to fair, transparent pay, and we strive to provide competitive compensation in addition to a comprehensive benefits package. The range below represents Wiley’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the base pay for this role at the time of posting roles either in the UK or USA. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall within the range, however the ultimate salary offered for this role may be higher or lower and will be set based on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to, geographic location, skills, and competencies. Wiley proactively displays target base pay range for UK and USA based roles.
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