Production Editor – Journals

An academic publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit a Production Editor for their pre-press production department.

Reporting to the Senior Production Editor, the Production Editor will have responsibility for a number of academic journals, from obtaining the copy through to final print.  The main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the publication of journals by the planned issue date and to contracted length
  • Ensuring articles are completed to schedule
  • Contributing to the appraisal of the quality of work carried out by freelancers
  • Ensuring journal specifications are correctly recorded
  • Managing invoicing for open access articles in the production workflow system
  • Advising supplier managers on the services required by particular journals
  • Providing support services to editors, board member and contributors
  • Managing internal and external relationships with authors, academic editors and Societies
  • Liaising with colleagues, keeping them informed of progress and developments.

The successful candidate will have proven academic journal or book production experience, the ability to manage a varied task list and be keen to build their experience within a large international academic press. Excellent administration skills and experience of copywriting and proofreading are essential, as is a solid understanding of typesetting, printing and design and online publication.  Crucially you will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and as such, exceptional written and verbal communication skills will be required.


You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and strong benefits.


To apply for this position click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 254. For an initial, confidential discussion please call on +44(0)1223632510.


Early applications are preferred.


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Academic journal or book production, copywriting, proofreading, Typesetting, printing and design, Online Publication
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Competitive + Benefits