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Assistant Managing Editor

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock is looking to recruit an

Assistant Managing Editor (20 hours / week).

We are looking for a highly organised and enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to join the editorial team of the online journal Demographic Research.
The role involves managing submissions through the editorial and production process, reading submissions, liaising with authors, reviewers, and scientific editors, maintaining the journal‘s database and its online and social media presence. Day-today departmental administration will also be a significant element of the role.
The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and IT skills, a near-native command of the English language, a keen eye for detail, and strong communication skills. Training or experience in commercial or business management, preferably in the media and publishing sector, would be desirable. The starting date is May 2018. The position is initially limited to two years. Remuneration is Pay Scale 9a TVöD (the German Wage Agreement for Public Service) and includes employees‘ benefits in accordance with the Public Service at the federal level.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities, and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented and strongly encourages women to apply.
Please send your informative application in English only as a single PDF file per email by February 21, 2018 (subject: Assistant Managing Editor) to


Closing date: 21.02.2018
Closing date: 21 February 2018 Published on on date 19 January 2018
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