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IOP Publishing Careers



Thanks for your interest in IOP Publishing. This is the place to find out all about our global, expanding business, and the many ways you can join us. It's a great place to be - there's a real buzz in the air, and everyone's enthusiastic about what we're doing. Better still, every single person has a real part to play if we're to achieve our aim of becoming the world's leading publisher in our field.

We seek individuals who are dedicated to developing and providing the best products and services regardless of whether they are publishers, journalists, sales or marketing professionals or part of our corporate services team. Whether you are at the beginning of your career or are an experienced professional, we invite you to have a closer look at our job opportunities. We hope you'd like to join us!

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IOP Publishing brings together three things: great publishing skills, a global reach and critically the culture of a learned society. We are part of the Institute of Physics which is a charity supporting physics and physicists. We have a strong relationship with the discipline that we serve and we bring that together with the strong professional capabilities that are the equal of, if not better than those of much larger competitors. We give our entire profit to the Institute as gift aid which it uses to support its charitable purposes. We look for employees who want to use their skills and energy to help us succeed within the very competitive publishing industry, within this broader context of serving science. 

Scientific publishing is going through a period of great change. We and other publishers are well on the way to completing the transition from print publishing to digital publishing. But our success in managing that transition is throwing up many new challenges, simply because digital publishing so facilitates innovation, in the services that we provide to authors, the way we deliver our content to libraries and readers, in  new business models and so on. 

Our success is made possible by the talent, energy and commitment of our staff, nothing is more important than the right people in the right positions in an environment in which they can prosper. To continue that success we need to develop our existing staff and attract new staff to the business. We need a wide range of skills, from software programming and IT, to commissioning and editorial, to sales in all areas of the world. We set great store in the training and development our staff.  We train many recent graduates from scratch and we seek to develop the skills others bring to us. Equally important are a collaborative approach, energy and determination. We are a fast growing business expanding globally in a fast changing scientific landscape and there will be opportunities for employees to grow with it. 

Why is IOP Publishing such a good place to work? Different people will emphasise different aspects but I’d highlight three. The friendly, open and positive feel of the organisation, the sense of purpose that comes from being part of the community that we serve, and sharing in the success of a company which is achieving its strategic, financial and scientific goals.