Royal College of Psychiatrists seeks managing editor

By October 23, 2021Public, Work and Money

This is a London-based full time post, paying £41,650 – £46,130 per year. Closing date : 29/10/2021. Interview date :17/11/2021.

We are seeking an ambitious, dynamic and creative person to take on the role of Managing Editor of our flagship journal The British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych). The successful candidate will have a mission to ensure that the journal achieves its full potential and continues to thrive in the coming years in a rapidly changing environment.
We are looking for an experienced publishing professional with excellent journal development experience, who can demonstrate that they have the skills to manage and improve the peer review process, deliver the kind of high-quality service that will encourage highly cited authors to choose BJPsych when submitting papers, and develop strong working relationships with Academic Editors and Editorial Board.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have a strategic vision for the future development of the journal, and a dedication to ensuring its continued rigor and effective dissemination of its content. Keeping up in a changing world is not enough, we need someone who shares and can deliver our ambition to continually improve the journal and compete with the best.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional membership body for psychiatrists and promotes excellent care for people with mental illness. It has 19,000 members and engages with the government and the media as the leading voice of the UK’s mental health services. The College is a values-based organisation and, in 2019, was named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.  We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

The College supports flexible working, and from December 2021 a hybrid of office and home working will be piloted.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment, the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

For any queries, please email

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Friday 29 October 2021 at 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 17 November 2021 – via Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

No agencies or publications please.

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