Ubiquity Press is more than a publisher – we’re also engineering new technology that will change and improve the future of research communications worldwide. We’re a young, dynamic and idealistic company, and can offer the excitement and advantages of working for a start-up, based from our offices in London, UK and Oakland, California. We have a wide focus: supporting open access university publishing, including research data and software, to solutions for the developing world.
We look for talented people with broad publishing and/or technical skills, who have a research background and interests, and who genuinely want to have an impact on the world.
Positions currently available are detailed below:
Location: London (central)
Description: We’re looking for someone to play a key role in Ubiquity Press’s success in journal and book publishing, including the management of a portfolio of products from our partner presses via the Ubiquity Partner Network. The role includes delivering a high quality service as the publication platform grows, via training and supporting external Editors, ensuring a smooth and continuous flow of articles/books through peer review, maintaining quality standards, promoting published content and developing editorial policy. The Editorial Manager is the central point of contact throughout the journal and book workflow, from the last stages of acquisition through peer-review until publication and post-publication review. Customer service and project management will play a large part of the role, making communication, organisation and time management valuable attributes.
Please send us your CV and short covering letter, containing any salary expectations; successful applicants will be invited to the office for interview, with the aim to make a quick decision.
Location: London (central)
Our platform is specialised for open access academic publishing, which makes research available to anyone in the world, without barriers. It includes all aspects of publishing technology, as well as features designed to enhance communication among researchers, and the universities in our network.
In this full-time position, you will take on a range of responsibilities, and will be involved in all stages of the software lifecycle: from design, development, testing and deployment to maintenance. You take control of functional management of junior engineering staff members, and help set the technical direction of the company.
We envisage the ideal candidate as someone able to grow into a CTO role over time. We’re therefore looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, inventive, and who genuinely wants to have an impact on the world.
We’re looking for a candidate with proven web development skills and above all a positive attitude and willingness to learn new technologies. The core skills we are looking for:
Additional experience in the following areas would be beneficial:
Ubiquity Press is more than a publisher – we’re also engineering new technology that will change and improve the future of research communications worldwide. We’re a young, dynamic and idealistic company, and can offer the excitement and advantages of working for a start-up, based from our offices in in London and Oakland. We have a wide focus: supporting open access university publishing, including research data and software, to solutions for the developing world.
Please send your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A short covering letter (in the form of an email) should include a short introduction, and a link to GitHub/Bitbucket or other repo with some of your work.
If your application moves past the CV stage you will be requested to attend an interview (in person or via Skype where required), and to complete a practical test.