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24 January 2022

Edinburgh University Press: Journals Publishing Assistant


Edinburgh University Press is a thriving academic publisher, producing over 50 journals and 250 new books each year with an emphasis on the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We are looking for an organised, flexible and digitally literate Publishing Assistant to work 35 hours a week on our full list of academic journals. The ideal candidate will have good numeric skills and excellent attention to detail. You will be comfortable using Excel spreadsheets to examine data and track your work, and will be comfortable in a digital environment. Some experience of Desktop Publishing software and office administration would be useful. 

Based within the journals department, you will primarily support the editorial team, with some additional support for our production and subscriptions teams. Activities include compiling information for publishing reports (including usage statistics); integrating journal special-issues-as-books into the EUP book systems; scheduling editorial board meetings and taking minutes; managing abstracting and indexing arrangements; website amendments; pricing communications with editors and societies; tracking copyright forms and author data.

Salary: £21,000. 

Please apply via email with CV and covering letter to Sarah McDonald, Head of Journals (


EUP is an equal opportunities employer - we welcome and encourage candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Benefits include flexible working hours, work-from-home options, and 36 days' holiday a year (including bank holidays).

Closing date: Monday, 31 January 2022