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Job Title: Proofreading Assistant, Nature Reviews Journals (FTC, 6 months)
Nature Reviews has a vacancy for a Journal Assistant.
The position involves styling articles for Nature Reviews Life Science and Nature Reviews Clinical journals to a high standard and in a timely manner to provide support to editors. The role will require liaising with editors and the copy editing supervisor to prepare manuscripts for the final stages of editorial production. Other tasks may be requested or offered, depending on need.
This is a fixed-term position of 6 months with the possibility of further extension.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a science subject and ideally some knowledge of the manuscript production process within science publishing. Experience working with Adobe InCopy or other Adobe programmes would be an advantage. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a strong grasp of spelling and grammar, are key attributes, and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a calm and flexible manner is essential. Candidates should be able to demonstrate initiative, diligence, professionalism, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work to high standards.
Although previous manuscript styling experience is beneficial, this is not essential, as training will be provided.
The position will be based in the London office of Springer Nature.
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations.
Closing date: 17th December 2017