Assistant Editor Barcelona

Organization Overview

MDPI is an academic open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland, and was initially founded in 1996 to collect and preserve rare chemical research samples. To support the samples project, MDPI started the journal Molecules the same year. Since 1996, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with over 280 journals and with offices in Beijing and Wuhan (China), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Cluj (Romania), Manchester (UK) and Tokyo (Japan). MDPI is backed by more than 67,200 academic editors and scientists worldwide.

As a pioneer open access publisher, our mission is to make new research findings accessible to everyone. We are serving scholars from across the globe and from a variety of backgrounds. To deepen our understanding of the research communities that we serve, we aim to build journals that are just as diverse and inclusive. Only by valuing differences can we create an equitable and inclusive work environment and foster the openness that is key to our mission.

The daily exchange of ideas between the East and the West has been at the heart of MDPI's progress from day one. We understand that diversity does not end there. More needs to be done to bridge the gap between the global North and South—and to create equal opportunities for people without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, country of origin, physical ability, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination on the basis of any one of these characteristics.

Your Responsibilities:

You would start out as an Editorial Trainee working in close collaboration with our Managing Editors learning how to process papers properly from submission to publication. Once you have successfully completed your traineeship you will be appointed as an Assistant Editor position. You should share our passion for spreading the newly acquired knowledge of today’s scientific community and feel motivated to contribute to open access publishing. Depending on your scientific background you will be assigned to an according field. We are looking for young Editors educated in different majors such as: Environmental science, Public Health, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and similar.

Execute editorial work for journals in your domain of expertise, including organizing the review process for manuscripts, overseeing editorial decisions and handling the communication between the parties involved in the publication process.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree in Science, PhD is an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent English skills in written and spoken language.
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail.
  • Experience with scholarly publishing beneficial.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to develop a professional career within an international company leader in its field.
  • International friendly working atmosphere.
  • Attending scientific conferences.
  • Team building activities and on-going training.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Central location in Barcelona.

Questions And Application

Please send your application letter and CV in English to [email protected].

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