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Production Editor

Do you dream of an editorial career in academic publishing? We have an amazing new opportunity with a provider of editorial services to the academic publishing industry to join their friendly team in Gloucestershire as a Junior Production Editor on a 6-month contract. Our client are 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. This position is office-based, though flexible working options will be considered.

In this role, you will be managing a list of book production projects and oversee them from manuscript submission through delivery.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Liaising with authors, suppliers and external collaborators, and commissioning freelance work (proofreading, copy-editing, indexing)
  • Providing editorial and production support to the team
  • Managing the production schedule of multiple titles
  • Attend production meeting
  • Providing accurate feedback on suppliers
  • 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. This is the perfect role for someone dreaming of a career in academic publishing, and eager to learn more about the editorial and production processes.

Closing date is February 10th, and early applications are encouraged.

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.

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Production Editor

Contract, Full-time
Book Services, Editor, Editorial, Fiction, Non Fiction, Project Management, Management, Publishing, Support, Production