Editorial Assistants - London, UK

London, UK
Competitive salary
Oct 14, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
Life Sciences
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Editorial Assistants
Ref: F1R/EA

F1000Research, a unique open science publishing platform from Faculty of 1000, is recruiting for two editorial assistant positions. One assistant will work specifically with the Faculty Reviews submissions in F1000Research, the second assistant will work on other types of articles.

Both roles have the same skill set and requirements and involve contacting internationally renowned biological and medical researchers and clinicians by email and by phone. The successful candidates will be life sciences/biomedical graduates with a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically. They should also be organised, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, show a high level of accuracy and demonstrate an ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise tasks. Prior editorial experience is not required for these role as full training will be provided.

Main Duties:

  • Chase scientists by phone and email to obtain their manuscripts or comments in a timely manner.
  • Manage the refereeing process of articles in a timely fashion.
  • Manage referee reports, liaising with authors, referees, and internal staff where clarification is required.
  • Support authors during the peer review process, including identifying suitable expert referees.
  • Respond to questions from authors and referees relating to the processing of articles.
  • Prepare articles to specification for typesetting and editing.
  • Liaise closely with the rest of the team to ensure problems with manuscripts are kept to a minimum.


  • Life sciences/biomedical graduate
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong English language skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Computer skills essential - especially Internet searching
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Interest in science publishing

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations by clicking on the 'Apply' button or to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB.

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