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9 Nov 2022

Full-Time (Senior) Journals Assistant

Bristol University Press – Posted by bristolunipress Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Journals Assistant/Senior Journals Assistant

Bristol University Press



Open ended / Full time

Informal queries contact: Edwina Thorn (Ed**********@br*****.uk)

Closing date: 30 Nov 2022


The role

Bristol University Press is looking to appoint a Journals Assistant or Senior Journals Assistant to join the small and friendly journals team. The (Senior) Journals Assistant will provide administrative support to the Journals Team, as well as some editorial and marketing support.


The Press will appoint at either Journals Assistant (Grade D) or Senior Journals Assistant (Grade E) level based on demonstrable skills and experience.


We are currently operating a blended working policy.


What will you be doing?

The (Senior) Journals Assistant is mainly responsible for:


  • Managing the journals mailbox and being the first point of contact for enquiries to the team;
  • Liaising with authors about open access requests;
  • Finance processing using the University’s ERP system (e.g. processing and raising invoices) and maintaining clear records of all financial transactions;
  • Providing marketing support across the journals list;
  • Providing editorial assistance for a small number of journals;
  • Gathering data for journal board reports;
  • General administrative support to the journals team.


You should apply if

  • You have experience of working in a busy administrative or clerical role.
  • You are proactive, organised, have strong clerical and IT skills and experience of using online systems.
  • You have excellent numeracy skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You remain calm under pressure and are good at handling competing demands for attention.
  • You have experience of providing excellent customer care.
  • You have an interest in academic publishing and marketing.


Additional information

For informal queries please contact Edwina Thorn, Journals Manager – (Ed**********@br*****.uk)


This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 30 November 2022


The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people – because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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How to Apply

Link for more information and to apply: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=295175&jobTitle=Journals%20Assistant%20%2F%20Senior%20Journals%20Assistant

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Journals and publishing. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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