Ever wanted to know what the staff at the RSC get up to? In this blog our publishing editors describe some of the interesting activities they are working on, and let you know what it's really like to work at a leading international scientific publishers. You can also hear from the development editors in our publishing team, and find out what exciting projects and RSC social events they have been involved in recently.

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Publishing Editor - General Team

69ae7ca97915007dd2482851ece3df1f-huge-saI have been working on the General Chemistry Team at the Royal Society of Chemistry along with Hannah since I joined in November 2016. As the journals in our portfolio are aimed at a general audience, it has been great to see such a broad range of research going on in the chemistry community.

Following some recent team changes, the General Team has recently gained some different journals to coordinate, which has brought along lots of new opportunities, as well as new colleagues! All of the Publishing Editors involved with the changes were asked to express an interest in which journals they wanted to work on, as well as what responsibilities they might like to take on, which has allowed us all to try different tasks and learn about more specialised journals.

As well as the core peer review tasks that all Publishing Editors do, there is a lot of other stuff that you can be involved with; including providing support to Associate Editors, being a journal or cover coordinator, or training new Publishing Editors – once you are fully trained and experienced of course!

There are also other opportunities to get involved with outside of the team – I have had a great time working on a Faraday Discussion and doing some Member Recruitment visits. I visited several universities across the UK along with other Publishing Editors to support the Membership Team. We went to a university for a day, set up a stand in the chemistry department foyer and chatted to undergraduate students about Royal Society of Chemistry membership. (As an aside, if you are not a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, I would definitely encourage you to be as there are many benefits!)

Whilst I have been working at the Royal Society of Chemistry I have made many great friends. We often go on trips and some of us recently went on a Scavenger Hunt organised by the Sports and Social Club, one of many social events throughout the year that make the Royal Society of Chemistry a really friendly place to work!

Sarah Whitbread is a Publishing Editor working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Department. To see if there are any current vacancies subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Jun 1, 2018 2:57 PM Europe/London

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