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Job Opportunity: Publications Officer

27th August 2019 | Categories: Appointments, Publications

**Please note this vacancy has now closed**

We’re looking for an excellent candidate to fill this exciting role in the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.  As a charity (charity no SC010440) and an independent publisher of high-quality peer-reviewed books and journals about Scotland’s past we are offering a highly varied role that will provide experience in all aspects of academic publishing.

Salary: £19,064 to £20,123 pro rata depending on experience, plus a 10% pension contribution and childcare voucher scheme available.
Hours: 22.2 hours per week with flexible daytime working hours on Monday–Friday, with occasional requirement to assist at evening or weekend events.
This is a part-time post for one year initially.  The post will be shared with a part-time employee in the same role on a flexible basis.

Closing date: midnight Sunday 15 September 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 18 September 2019

Person specification:
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate wishing to begin a career in academic publishing or broaden their skills. The ideal candidate will be familiar with standard academic publishing processes and have experience of working with scholars. They will be able to manage and prioritise a varied workload, with an eye for detail and design, and be willing to learn using new systems quickly.

 Image of the Firth of Forth and Forth Rail Bridge book cover

Cover of the Society’s most recent book

Key duties:

– Demonstrable experience in a supporting administrative role
– Excellent project management skills
– Excellent customer service skills
– Excellent computer skills
– Strong eye for detail
– Ability to work well independently
– Excellent communication skills
– Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant professional experience

– Experience in product marketing and publicity
– Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress and Microsoft Office
– Demonstrable interest in academic publishing

A job description is available here: publications-officer-job-description-august-2019

Applications should be addressed to Adela Rauchova, Managing Editor at the Society ( Please include a CV and a cover letter describing how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria for the role. Please also provide names and contact details of two referees whom the Society may invite to comment on your suitability for the post in advance of appointment. Referees will not be contacted until a position has been offered.

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