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Desk Editor

Our client, a renowned leader in illustrated military history books, is seeking a Desk Editor to join their dedicated Oxford team within the Special Interest division working across various subject areas, including military history, sports, religion, wildlife, creative writing, and sailing.

As a Desk Editor, you will play a pivotal role in managing book projects, utilising your professional experience and expertise in editorial responsibilities. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment. If you have a passion for history, it would be a distinct advantage.

The Desk Editor should be an expert in book project management and professional editorial experience. Must possess exceptional organisational skills to manage complex workloads and prioritise tasks effectively. Strong written and verbal communication abilities are essential, along with copy editing and proofreading proficiency. Attention to detail is crucial for maintaining accuracy and consistency throughout the publishing process.

If you are a driven professional seeking an exciting opportunity, then please submit your application today.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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Desk Editor

Assistant, Commercial, Editor, Executive, Fiction, Non Fiction, Project Management, Management, Publishing

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