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Media Operations Executive

IOP Publishing
Bristol / Hybrid
Negotiable salary + excellent benefits
Closing date
4 Sep 2022
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We are currently recruiting for a passionate Media Operations Executive (MOE) to provide outstanding operational support to the Media Group. If you have an eye for detail and a flair for process, then we can offer you a varied role in a rapidly developing publishing area where you’ll be seen as the ‘go-to person’ for everything from webinars to sponsored content logistics.

The Media Operations Executive plays a pivotal role in the Media business unit, overseeing many key interactions between internal teams (advertising sales, journalism, production, and marketing), advertising clients, freelance journalists, and external suppliers. The operations activity is at the heart of Media’s commercially focused drive to provide trusted science news and information to the global scientific community.

The world has seen significant changes over the last few years and the pandemic has accelerated aspects of digital publishing as well as brought interesting opportunities to the fore. The media industry has seen changes in people’s news consumption habits with an increased appetite for digital products, including audio and webinars. We have drivers of sustainability and accessibility helping to shape our forward strategies and now is an exciting time to be joining the team as we take the next steps on our digital transformation journey.

What will you be doing?

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Webinar logistics: our webinar programme has grown significantly over the last few years, and you will be responsible for liaising between the sales team, marketing, production, the sponsors, speakers and technical suppliers to ensure efficient scheduling and smooth running of the webinars.
  • Management of the distribution of magazines: whether our flagship title Physics World or one of our partner titles such as CERN Courier, the distribution of the magazine editions is key to meeting the needs of our global readerships. Working with our mailing houses and, through them, a range of international postal services, you will play a critical part in ensuring our readers receive their eagerly anticipated issues. Working with marketing, considerations for growing digital circulation will be a crucial aspect of this activity.
  • Building readership beyond regular circulation: working with the sales team to identify key conferences at which to secure distribution of Media’s brands, you will negotiate with conference organisers and arrange for distribution at their events. Digital distribution is increasingly key and so you’ll contribute to coming up with new ways to reach these key audiences.
  • Effective organisation of our Sponsored Content programme: branded and sponsored content has become an important part of our advertising offering and needs efficient co-ordination between the sales team, the freelance editors, the clients, and production. Spotting opportunities for Continuous Improvement are an interesting and rewarding part of this activity.
  • Sales Operations: A wide range of operations close to the sales area such as sales data analytics, involvement with using our CMS for sales product platforms and other sales-facing operations activity.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent work experience in Media/B2B Marketing
  • Solid knowledge of print, digital, online and multimedia publishing
  • Experience in organising and running Webinars.
  • Working knowledge of Content Management Systems, Google Ad Manager and/or sales data analytics would be an advantage.
  • Proactive in seeking to review and/or improve the current processes, workflows or practices.
  • Excellent communication skills in a variety of settings and styles, for both internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.

We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box, so if you don’t meet all the criteria but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.

What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees an excellent pension scheme (up to 12% company contribution), discretionary annual bonus scheme, 25+ days holiday (not including bank holidays), standard 35-hour working week, volunteering days, and a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, and a range of flexible benefits such as cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, healthcare cash plan, and payroll giving.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

Flexible Working:

IOP Publishing operates a hybrid working practice where time in the office versus working at home is led by business needs. As this is an engaged team role, with liaison with various colleagues across several teams, there is a need for some working time in the Bristol office, which will vary week to week but is likely to involve some office time every week.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received and will arrange interviews when there’s someone we’re keen to meet, so please don’t hold off applying until the closing date is approaching - we don’t want you, or us, to miss out!

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines, news & information websites, and conference proceedings. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia, and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing’s Media business unit consists of journalism, production, product management, advertising sales and marketing functions and publishes science news and information in various formats (print and digital magazines, websites, and multimedia). Our brands include the world-renowned Physics World as well as CERN Courier and ESRF News which we publish in partnership with these leading organisations.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that 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.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks, and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.


IOPP profile imageIOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with a worldwide membership of physicists from all sectors. Complementing the Institute’s mission of promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all, IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community. Any profits generated by the publishing company are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

Why work for us
IOP Publishing provides a friendly, positive, open, relaxed but purposeful environment. People who come to work here tend to stay. This is because it feels like you come to work with your friends, not just colleagues. We like to think that we’ve got the kind of environment that encourages people to do well and to enjoy what they do. We believe in treating each other with respect, providing an opportunity for you to contribute to our future. IOP Publishing is a great place to work.

Our success is made possible by the talent, energy and commitment of our people to the company and what we do. This success is founded on having the right people in the right place, in an environment in which they can flourish.

What we are looking for
As an organization, we are the sum of our parts. While we employ specialists in a range of fields, all our employees share a number of qualities and attributes: our people are professional and dedicated, talented and energetic. They work collaboratively to help us expand in a rapidly changing scientific landscape.

The IOP Publishing culture is one of growth, learning and innovation, and we are looking for people who want to develop, innovate and succeed; people who see the exciting opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

UK, USA, China, Japan and Russia

Number of employees

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How to apply

Closing date
All year round

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