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Assistant Managing Editor (19.5 hours/week)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock is looking to recruit an

Assistant Managing Editor (19.5 hours/week) for the online journal Demographic Research.

Demographic Research (www.demographic-research.org) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany.

We are looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to join the editorial team.

The role involves managing submissions through the editorial and production process, reading submissions, liaising with authors, reviewers, and scientific editors, maintaining the journal’s database and its online and social media presence. Day-to-day administrative tasks will also be a significant element of the position.

The ideal candidate will have a near-native command of the English language, a keen eye for detail, strong communication skills, as well as excellent administrative and software skills (Microsoft Office). Experience in the media and publishing sector would be desirable.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Remuneration is based on the salary structure of the German public sector (Öffentlicher Dienst, TVöD Bund, level 9a). The MPIDR offers family-friendly work arrangements (flexible working hours, teleworking, and guaranteed places at day-care centers for children), occupational health promotion, and opportunities for continuous further training.

The Institute values diversity and is committed to increasing the representation of minorities.

The MPIDR and the Max Planck Society are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals. Moreover, the Institute and the Max Planck Society seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Please send your informative application in English only as a single PDF file per email by January 6th, 2019 (subject: Assistant Managing Editor) to apply-journal@demogr.mpg.de. Please provide at least one professional reference with your application.

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