[Job, Stevenage] The IET, Scientific Editor (10mo), £?, clos ?

Didn’t spot a closing date or a salary other than ‘Band C’ and I’m afraid I don’t know what that really means. On the page you’re given an opportunity to upload a file with your CV and to type, into a teeny little box, your covering letter. I hope everyone notices the grey triangle on the bottom right corner of this box, and knows that it can be dragged to increase the box size. I’m sure you do, but if you didn’t that info might help a bit.

There is also an Assistant Editor but doesn’t seem to be particularly related to scicomm.

The IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Scientific Editor

To be responsible for the scientific assessment of Letters submissions, and to work with the team to develop and promote the Letters journals programme. To assist the managing editor in the running, developing and promoting of Electronics Letters.

Reports to: Executive Editor (Letters), Knowledge Management

Accountable to: Executive Editor (Letters), Knowledge Management

Hours: 35 hours per week, exclusive of meal breaks, plus as many as required to fulfill the needs of the post

Salary/Band: C

Location: Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To select appropriately qualified referees to review submissions to Electronics Letters;
  • To assist the managing editor where requested in making decisions on submissions to Electronics Letters;
  • To proactively increase pool of referees and ensure that the referee database is regularly maintained and updated;
  • To contribute to editorial content as requested;
  • To participate in the development of Electronics Letters and future projects;
  • To liaise with the sales and marketing team, and provide technical/editorial information as required;
  • To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the line manager;
  • To be familiar with the Health and Safety and Fire policies for the organization and to attend mandatory updates where required.

This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with the needs of the service or at the request of the line manager.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Science/physics/engineering graduate (ideally PhD or MSc level);
  • Ability to recognize key areas and arguments of scientific papers for the purpose of choosing appropriately qualified referees;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and strong customer focus;
  • Excellent time management skills; must demonstrate ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritize workload;
  • Tact, diplomacy, networking and negotiating skills, especially in communicating with authors and referees;
  • Analytical skills, particularly in pre-filtering papers and selecting referees;
  • An attitude that actively seeks continuous self-development and ways of doing things better. Must demonstrate initiative, participate voluntarily and be able to work at a sustained, fast pace with minimum supervision;
  • A high degree of literacy and numeracy, plus experience of using computers for electronic mail, internet research, information retrieval, file manipulation and word processing.


  • Knowledge/experience of STM publishing.
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