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Project Editor

Salary £17,400 per annum for 21 hours per week, (£29,000 FTE)

Contractual hours 21

Basis Part time

Based at Science Museum

Job category/type Contract - Part Time, Tenure - Fixed Term, Type - Employee

Date posted 15/05/2023

Job reference SMG02495


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Job description

Do you have a passion for publishing? Are you a copyeditor and a creative problem solver?

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a talented project editor to lead, develop and manage the editorial process for individual Science Museum Group publications, seeing books through from idea conception to publication.

This a 12-month fixed term contract; offering hybrid, flexible working from our Science Museum base, at 21 hours per week over a pattern that suits your lifestyle.

You will manage content delivery for gallery and exhibition books and catalogues, ensuring that they are produced within budget, on time and to an excellent standard of quality, whilst providing expert editorial support and guidance. You will also contribute to the development of trade focused, popular adult and children’s titles.

Download the Vacancy Information Pack file under ‘Attachments’ on this vacancy listing on the Science Museum Group website for more details about the role and the application process.

About youpro

With an editorial background, you have a solid understanding and practical experience of the editorial and book production processes. You have a high level of copyediting and proofreading skills, with good attention to detail and the ability to convert digestible content for a range of audiences.

A sound communicator, you can also build good working relationships to enable to you effectively collaborate with colleagues, publishers and freelancers. With this comes a confident approach to negotiating and influencing, and remaining motivation to gain engagement and investment from your stakeholders.

Don’t feel you meet all the criteria? We welcome you to apply even if your experience doesn’t match perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.

About us

One of the strategic ambitions of the Science Museum Group (SMG) is to increase our income to enable our Museums to remain free and  to continue our work to inspire the next generation of STEM.

The Cultural and Commercial Partnerships team is critical in realising this aim, with its overarching purpose is to increase financial income and to raise SMG’s profile nationally and internationally, commercially leveraging our brand, content, and skills. As a department, we are creative, proactive and thrive to create financial growth that is resilient, sustainable and supports SMG’s powerful social mission.

 What we offer

Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group.  We understand that work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we offer the perks listed below, as well as support for things that happen in life such as parental and adoption leave, sickness, and career breaks.

  • Support with personal and professional development
  • 25 days annual leave (full time equivalent) in addition to bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced contributory pension
  • Unmind App and other wellbeing support
  • Interest-free loans
  • Days Out discounts
  • Health & Dental Insurance

Open for All is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation, capable to continue to Inspire Futures.

Project Editor

Science Museum, London
Contract, Part-time
Professional, Publisher
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Project Editor
Salary description: 
£17,400 per annum for 21 hours per week, (£29,000 FTE)

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With an editorial background, you have a solid understanding and practical experience of the editorial and book production processes.