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The Society is recruiting a new Managing Editor!

10th May 2019 | Categories: Appointments, Publications

**The deadline for applications has now passed.**

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is a charity (charity no. SC 010440) and independent publisher of high-quality peer-reviewed books and journals covering the entirety of Scotland’s past with a particular focus on archaeology and history.

The Society is seeking an experienced and motivated Managing Editor to take overarching responsibility for the management, design, production and marketing of a mix of online and print archaeology and history resources. This highly varied position will offer excellent experience in all aspects of academic publishing, including editorial, design and marketing responsibilities.

Deadline for applications: 11pm on Sunday 9th June. It is expected that interviews will be held on Monday 17th June.

Starting Salary: £29,443 to £32,568 depending on experience, with a 10% pension contribution, flexible working, childcare voucher scheme available.

Hours: 5 days a week/37 hours a week. This is a permanent post with a probation period of 6 months.

Key Duties of the role:

Essential skills:

Desirable skills:

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in academic publishing, as well as an interest in Scotland’s history and archaeology. They will be used to handling a busy and varied workload, balancing the need to develop long-term strategies with carrying out the day-to-day running of the publishing programme. Excellent communication skills and computer literacy are vital.


Applications should be addressed to Dr Simon Gilmour, Director at the Society ( Please include a full CV along with a cover letter that describes 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.

A full job description is available here: managing-editor-jd-may-2019_final

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