Open access (OA) journals publishing is fast-moving and fast-growth area. Funding agencies, government and universities often require academics to publish their research free-to-read and under a specific licence to allow reuse of their work. At SAGE, we strive to assist academic researchers to comply with these requirements and grow this part of the business.
The Process Administrative Assistant/Associate:
Coordinating discrete projects and journals-wide administration for the OA team when required.You may be required to undertake work or specific projects in areas other than those specified above.
Accuracy and consistency – you will be required to follow instructions and workflows precisely, collate information for reports, as well as maintaining up-to-date records as information changes.
Efficiency – you will need to be able to manage a varied workload involving many different tasks and working across a large number of different projects. You will need to prioritise effectively and allocate appropriate amounts of time to each task to keep to set deadlines. Take on new urgent tasks and re-prioritise other task as required with your manager’s approval.
Comprehension and problem solving – in this fast-paced area of publishing, you will need to be able to assimilate information and concepts given verbally or written quickly, understand the mechanics of processes and adapt to new workflows. You will have to accurately and write up workflows in a logical way, apply the new knowledge to unfamiliar situations to come up with a sensible course of action with clear understanding of the wider consequences of that action.
Numeracy and research skills – you should be confident with basic maths (percentages, currency conversion etc) and be able to sense-check figures. Competent use of Excel is desirable (tabulating data, pivot table usage, VLOOKUP functions etc).
Interpersonal and written communication skills – you will be communicating daily with people both inside and outside SAGE mostly via email. You should be able to make yourself easily understood, adapt to your audience, and be courteous and professional.
Curiosity and enthusiasm – you will be interested in learning about open access academic publishing, SAGE and the markets we serve and willing to share your thoughts and experience. You will be keen to show initiative, ask questions and demonstrate good judgement, as well as being a team player.
Software Powered by iCIMS