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Project Editor (Trade Special Interest)

Do you have solid editorial experience of managing illustrated publishing book projects? We have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Editor to join a leading trade publisher in Oxford. You will be managing a varied list of special interest titles across a growing Nautical list, from manuscript to publication. This is a full time role based in their Oxford office for a period of at least 6 months to cover maternity. 

Key duties:
•           Manage a list from handover of manuscript to publication 
•           Copy edit and proofread manuscripts
•           Maintain schedules and budgets for projects and taking titles through to publication, including ebooks
•           Brief in-house and freelance designers and illustrators on cover designs, text designs and specific artwork projects
•           Check all page proofs for layout and content. Liaising with authors and proofreaders, collating comments and ensuring final files are ready for press, on schedule and within budget
•           Write cover and marketing copy as required
•           Maintain and update company-wide data management and digital asset management systems

Experience / skills required:

•           Editorial experience in illustrated/trade book publishing
•           Excellent proofreading and copy editing skills with meticulous attention to detail
•           Ability to prioritise and use their own initiative, juggling several projects
•           Basic knowledge of InDesign, Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator and Biblio 3


For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to

Contact:     Claire Carrington-Smith           

Tel:            01865 339 532

Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Project Editor (Trade Special Interest)

Atwood Tate, Oxford
Contract, Full-time
Publisher, Trade
Trade, Project Management, Digital Editorial
Salary description: 
Available upon request