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Editorial Project Leader

Manage the delivery of a suite of editorial projects (across both print and digital) from the Home Learning, Reference and Language areas of the business. The Editorial Project Manager will be responsible for managing all editorial stages from project set-up to final (print or file) supply. This role will work as part of a team of Editors

Key Accountabilities

  • Overseeing all editorial aspects of the project

  • Engaging and managing external suppliers for authoring, peer reviewing, copyediting, proofreading, illustrating, acquiring permission, typesetting, design, and project management. 

  • Deliver projects (print and digital) to time, budget and a high standard

  • Estimate and create costings and adhere to plant spend during project

  • Consult and work with publishers on product, editorial and design briefs

  • Review draft manuscripts, commission peer review and liaise with author over revisions

  • Consult with designers to develop design template and deliver sample materials that meet agreed brief

  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of any errors and omissions reported

  • Ensure all assets are received from external suppliers for archiving

  • Liaise with other departments – Contracts, Sales, Marketing and Production – to provide timely information

  • Production of sales and marketing materials

Person Specification                                                                                                 

  • Project management experience

  • General editorial skills

  • Freelancer management.

  • Knowledge of digital publishing

  • Knowledge or experience of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator

Skills and disposition

  • Skilled editor

  • A keen interest in geography, languages and education.

  • Eye for detail

  • Communication

  • Proactive problem solver

  • Excellent time management

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Editorial Project Leader

HarperCollins, Glasgow
Contract, Full-time
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Production, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Editorial Project Leader

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