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Assistant Editor – Chemical Science

ff14700f0f097d7308950ab12214c76e-huge-wiI joined the Royal Society of Chemistry 18 months ago, having previously worked in science outreach and education for over 2 years. I began my career at the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Publishing Editor on the General Chemistry portfolio of journals, and recently moved to a new role as Assistant Editor of Chemical Science.

As a Publishing Editor I worked on several journals including Chemical Science, and I particularly enjoyed supporting our Associate Editors based around the world. I had the opportunity to travel to a conference in Oxford to meet one of my Associate Editors, and I also attended an editorial board meeting for Royal Society Open Science (our partnership with the Royal Society) to deliver a workshop for Associate Editors on referee selection.

Chemical Science is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship journal and my new role as Assistant Editor allows me to continue carrying out peer review activities and be involved with strategy and development activities.

I like the focus on Associate Editor support in my role, which plays well to my strengths, and I have greatly enjoyed getting stuck into the development tasks such as promoting articles through our China office and engaging with the community at conferences and on social media. There are challenges ahead, but my experience as a Publishing Editor will serve me well.

William King is an Assistant Editor working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Aug 15, 2018 1:31 PM Europe/London

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