Reporting to the Director of Publications, your primary role will be to redraw and illustrate basic and conceptual figures to a standard style for the Society’s journals and books, proactively liaising with copyeditors and authors to ensure quality and accuracy. You will also be involved in maintaining the publications’ websites using a CMS and basic HTML, and ensuring online adverts are hosted to clients’ requirements. Other duties will include ensuring the quality of figures redrawn by an external supplier; designing publication covers and layout templates; designing static adverts for online and print usage; manipulating files to output for online or print use; and ad hoc layout/typesetting of publications in InDesign.

The position is permanent and part-time (80%), based in the office in Sheffield. Due to the pandemic, home working is currently in operation, and when the office reopens a mix of home/office working is envisioned.

Experience/skills (essential):

  • Moderate to advanced Adobe CS (particularly Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Moderate to advanced Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Understanding of principles of HTML/XML
  • Understanding of output requirements for online and print
  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good team worker
  • Good level of English grammar and spelling

Experience/skills (desirable):

  • Awareness and experience of Drupal-based CMS
  • Awareness and experience of using Google Analytics
  • Awareness and experience of using Google Ad Manager for Publishers
  • Understanding of BSI proof markup
  • Basic understanding of copyright and reuse rules as they apply to images
  • Knowledge of Affinity Designer and/or Affinity Photo
  • Qualification in Biological science GCSE or above