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Production Editor

Do you have strong editorial skills and an interest in book production? We have two lovely new Production Editor opportunities with a provider of editorial services for a number of prestigious academic publishers. In this role, you will oversee the production processes for a range of academic projects, from receipt of manuscript through to delivery of final files to the client.

This clients is a fast-growing company responsible for the project management of academic and educational resources and they are looking for a meticulous and highly organised person to work on various academic book projects. They are based in Gloucestershire, though fully remote or hybrid working options are available.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with authors, suppliers and external collaborators
  • Commissioning freelance work (proofreading, copy-editing, indexing)
  • Setting budgets and schedules for assigned titles
  • Supplying final files to client to the agreed schedule
  • Managing the production schedule of multiple titles
  • Attending team meetings
  • Gathering final corrections from the author and proofreader, and collating them for final check revision
  • Assisting with ad hoc duties to maintain an accurate production workflow

The ideal candidate will be able to juggle different priorities and work well in a friendly team, and preferably come from an academic publishing background. This is the perfect role for someone looking to take on more responsibilities across editorial and production.

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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Production Editor

Inspired Selection, South West England
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Book Services, Editor, Digital Editorial, Digital Production, Digital, Editorial, Production

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