Posted: 23 April 2020

Assistant Editor - UK 2020

Location: Manchester, UK

To strengthen our Editorial team, we are looking for recent graduates who are eager to stay connected to scientific research by helping researchers worldwide publish their latest results. The position of Assistant Editor is a full-time and permanent position based in our city center office in Manchester, UK.

As Assistant Editor you will:

  • Support the editorial process for academic research journals in your domain of expertise
  • Organize peer review for submitted manuscripts and coordinate editorial decisions
  • Handle email communication between the parties involved in the publication process
  • Collaborate with other members of the editorial team and production team
  • Ensure that scholarly articles are accurately edited and published according to tight deadlines with a high degree of consistency


  • Master’s degree in Science (e.g. Physics, Chemsitry, Pharmacy, Public Health,...) or in Engineering, a Ph.D. is an advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Team player with the capability to work in a dynamic, international environment
  • Detail oriented with the capacity to see the big picture
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Very good communication and coordination skills
  • Professional experience with scholarship publishing is an advantage
  • Experience in creating presentations and writing is an asset

As a successful candidate, you will receive full training in editorial work, working closely with Managing Editors and learning how to process research articles from submission to publication. Training supervised by an assigned tutor will take place on the job during the first six months. Depending on your background, you will be assigned to work on journals related to your field of study or research. No previous editorial experience is required, however a familiarity with the academic editorial process is an advantage. This is a great opportunity to start a first job in a dynamic multinational company which offers a range of career development options to talented, enthusiastic, and hard-working people.

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV by E-Mail to [email protected] We look forward to welcoming you to our Manchester office.

About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We operate more than 200 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is openly and broadly available.

MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe and Asia. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

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