Assistant Editor

London (Greater)
01 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Editor

Salary: £12,763 - £14,059 (£21,272–£23,433 pro rata), depending on experience

Location: London

Contract: part time, 21 hours per week

We are seeking an Assistant Editor with professional experience within a STM (scientific, technical and medical) journal publishing environment, including peer review to join the RCOG Journals team which is responsible for the publication of two leading journals; BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) and The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

About us:

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are approaching our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

About the role:

As Assistant Editor you will report to the BJOG Deputy Managing Editor, with responsibility for supporting the BJOG team to provide a high-quality service to authors and readers by ensuring the effective processing of manuscripts; assisting editors, authors, and reviewers; and supporting the Journals team in delivering journal development projects and initiatives.


As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Have excellent IT skills, including good knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, and excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Have a flexible but meticulous and methodical approach to work, and a willingness to undertake a wide variety of tasks.
  • Have the ability to deliver high-quality customer service.
  • Be adept at cooperative working.

How to apply

Visit our website via the button below to download the full Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply, please send a supporting statement and CV via email.


As an important member of our team you will be located in our well-resourced offices overlooking Regent’s Park, with a move to London Bridge planned for November 2019 to new bespoke offices, where we offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership

Closing date for applications: 10.00 am on Friday 9 November 2018

If you have any additional questions about the role or how to apply please contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.

At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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