Assistant Editor

To strengthen our Editorial team, we are looking for recent graduates who are eager to stay connected to scientific research by helping researchers worldwide publish their latest results. The position of Assistant Editor is a full-time and permanent position based in our city center office in Manchester, UK.

As Assistant Editor you will:

  • Support the editorial process for academic research journals in your domain of expertise
  • Organize peer review process for submitted manuscripts and coordinate editorial decisions
  • Handle email communication between the parties involved in the publication process
  • Collaborate with other members of the editorial team and production team
  • Ensure that scholarly articles are accurately edited and published according to tight deadlines with a high degree of consistency


A Masters degree in either:

  • Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Materials; Medicine; Food; Nutrition; Engineering; Medicine; Pharmacy; Animal Science; Public Health; Microbiology; Biomedical Research; Neurobiology; Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Plant Science; a PhD is preferred
  • Ecology, Statistics, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Food Science, Public Health, Psychology, Nutrition, Toxicology, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Nursing, Materials Science; a PhD is preferred
  • Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biology, Food Science and Basic Medicine, Virology, Microbiology, Pathogen Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Fermentation Technology; a PhD is preferred
  • Pharmacy related major, Mechanical Engineering, Material, Chemistry, Microelectronics, sensors etc.   
  • Energy, Material engineering, Chemistry, Oil Gas engineering, Environmental Science, electric power engineering, geology, industrial engineering
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Team player with the capability to work in a dynamic, international environment
  • Detail oriented with the capacity to see the big picture
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Very good communication and coordination skills
  • Professional experience with scholarship publishing is an advantage
  • Experience in creating presentations and writing is an asset

What We Offer

At MDPI, you will be joining an international team, working for the largest open-access publisher in the world. Among the benefits of working for MDPI, you can expect:

  • Full-training in editorial work, working closely with Managing Editors and learning how to research articles from submission to publication.
  • Training supervised by an assigned tutor will take place on the job during the first 6 months, followed by ongoing training from the local Training Coordinator.
  • A competitive salary, including our quarterly bonus scheme which rewards high-performing editors and allowances for taking on additional responsibilities.
  • Focused support from your group leader, who is your first point of contact for any issues.
  • Flexible start time between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • One moving day per year.
  • Monthly socials, including office drinks and pizza, five-a-side football, and seasonal parties.

Depending on your background, you will be assigned to work on journals related to your field of study or research. No previous editorial experience is required, however a familiarity with the academic editorial process is an advantage. This is a great opportunity to start a first job in a dynamic multinational company which offers a range of career development options to talented, enthusiastic, and hard-working people.

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application and we look forward to welcoming you to our Manchester office.

About MDPI:

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We operate more than 200 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is openly and broadly available.

MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe and Asia. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Diversity & Inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply.