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Job Opportunity: we’re looking for a new Managing Editor

31st May 2016 | Categories: Appointments, Publications
Bearsden Roman Fort cover

Cover jacket for Bearsden Roman Fort excavations book.

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to take overarching responsibility for the management, design, production and marketing of a mix of print and online archaeology and history resources. This varied position offers excellent breadth of experience in all aspects of academic publishing in an exciting forward-thinking environment. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is an independent charity registered in Scotland (SC010440) and publisher of high-quality, peer-reviewed books and journals covering the entirety of Scotland’s past with a particular focus on antiquarian studies, archaeology and history.

Starting salary: £25,014 to £32,627 per annum depending on experience, plus a 10% pension contribution, flexible working, childcare voucher scheme available.

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week. This is a permanent contract.

Key Duties

Essential Skills

Desirable Skills

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically, positioning the Society at the forefront of a fast-moving publications environment. They will be adept at handling a stimulating and varied workload while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.  They will have previous experience within an academic publishing environment and a good degree in a Humanities subject, or equivalent experience.  Excellent communication skills and computer literacy are vital.


Please apply by emailing a cover letter indicating where your expertise meets each of our criteria and full CV to the Director, Dr Simon Gilmour ( Your application materials should also provide the names and contact details of two referees whom the Society may invite to comment on your suitability for the post in advance of appointment.

A full job description is available here: Managing Editor Job Description (Word file)

The Society Strategic Plan 2016-21 is available here: Society_Strategic_Plan_2016-2021 (Word file)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: end of Sunday 19th June 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 29th June 2016

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