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Copyediting Manager (Remote)

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet.

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations.

Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Copyediting Manager reporting into the Head of Production. This full-time position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals.

Our office is located in London, however remote working options are available for candidates across the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of Copyeditors under the leadership of the Head of Production.
  • Responsible for recruiting talented copyeditors, ensuring high efficiency, optimal training and supporting their professional development.
  • Define performance benchmarks and plans for the team.
  • Responsible for monitoring progress to targets, analyzing data to report on productivity, efficiency, and forecasting.
  • Drafting new procedures, templates and policies, as well as optimizing workflows and updating guidelines, in order to ensure quality and turnaround time standards are met during the copyediting process.
  • Ensuring articles are processed in a timely and efficient manner without delays, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Oversee the team, and demonstrate leadership and vision through regular, open and objective communication.
  • Implement and overseeing key projects linked to copyediting to improve team productivity and efficiency and ensuring successful inter-team collaborations.
  • Responsible for regular, open communication channels to key stakeholders as well as negotiating with and providing feedback to service providers and freelancers to maintain high quality standards and cost effectiveness of the copyediting process.
  • Departmental planning including objective setting with the Head of Production

About You

  • Established experience working in academic publishing, ideally within copyediting or production.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information and to take timely corrective actions to resolve bottlenecks.
  • Sound and mature judgement; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • A positive and productive approach when facing challenges.
  • Comfortable working independently, highly organized with a good track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • Previous line management experience.


What we Offer

International environment

With over 50 nationalities across seven locations around the world, we are certainly a diverse company. You will have the opportunity to work with teammates in other offices, as well as with researchers, editors, and authors from across the globe.

Key Benefits

  • 25 annual leave days + 4 well-being days
  • Participation in the annual company bonus scheme
  • Flexible working framework and remote working opportunities across the United Kingdom
  • Extensive learning opportunities through our LinkedIn Learning partnership
  • 3 volunteer days through our online platform
  • Access to Headspace app
  • Online Yoga classes

Application Process

Your application should include:

1. Your latest CV and a tailored cover letter

2. Your notice period

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Copyediting Manager (Remote)

Frontiers, United Kingdom
Full-time, Home Working
Academic, Publisher, STM
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Copyediting Manager (Remote)
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competitive salary and benefits package

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Established experience working in academic publishing, ideally within copyediting or production.