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Production Editor, Academic & Professional (12 Month Mat Cover)

Bloomsbury’s Academic and Professional Division publishes books in both print and e-formats across a range of subjects, including History, Philosophy, Music, Drama, Film and Media Studies, Education and Theology. We are looking for a skilled Production Editor to join our busy Production team, reporting to the Production Manager and working across a number of subject areas. The role represents an ideal opportunity for a candidate with desk editorial knowledge and print buying experience to develop their skills within a growing team.

The role
The main duties of the role are as follows:

  • Project estimating, costing and scheduling
  • Guiding titles from delivery of raw script to final print and digital files (using project management companies)
  • Print buying
  • Liaising with authors and editorial, design, digital, sales and marketing colleagues
  • Overseeing external prepress and print suppliers

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Proven copy-editing and proof-reading skills
  • Print-buying experience
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Experience in an academic publishing environment
  • The confidence to liaise with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • IT skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office essential and familiarity with Adobe products desirable)
  • Knowledge of XML-first workflows (desirable but not essential)

Additional information

The role is a full-time temporary 12-month maternity contract position.

Salary Range: £29,000-£31,000 depending on skills and experience

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are Wednesday and Thursday.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 8 January 2024.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)

Holidays

  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Production Editor, Academic & Professional (12 Month Mat Cover)

Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Communications, Business Development
Salary description: 
£29,000 - £31,000

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