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Project Editor / Senior Project Editor

We are working with a well-established publisher of high quality illustrated books to find a Project Editor/Senior Project Editor to join their driven and enthusiastic team. The role will focus on project-managing their wonderful illustrated titles covering subjects such as architecture, history and culture. The role is full-time, permanent and is on a hybrid working pattern of 3 days a week in London.

You will be:

  • following the book process from manuscript to completion, working on both complex illustrated print and digital media products
  • Creating cover briefs and checking cover design
  • Using InDesign to reviewing illustrated layouts and images
  • Briefing and liaising with freelancers (illustrators, indexers, digital editors)
  • Copy-editing and proofreading titles as well as sales materials

This role is looking for someone with great editorial project management experience and a knowledge of handling highly illustrated non-fiction books. You will be aware of the critical path and will be highly organised, being able to multi-task well with a strong attention to detail. Equally, you will have a particular interest in areas such as history, arts, culture and skilled in liaising with authors and freelancers.

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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Project Editor / Senior Project Editor

Acquisitions, Editorial, Fiction, Non Fiction, Trade, Editor

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