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Hodder Gibson: Editorial Assistant/Administrator

Fixed term: June - December 2018

We are looking for a well-organised individual, with a keen eye for detail, to assist in the delivery of the SQA Past Papers and other revision and school publishing.

Hodder Gibson is the Scottish educational publishing division of The Hodder Education Group: a vibrant and fast-growing business within Hachette UK. We are market leaders in the production and provision of high-quality educational resources at upper secondary level for school and home.

This fixed-term role is focused around assisting with the successful and timely delivery of the 2018 SQA Past Papers project, with additional responsibilities to provide editorial and project work on other areas of the Hodder Gibson list.

You will be expected to have excellent proofreading skills and be able to effectively brief and manage external freelancers and other stakeholders to assist in ensuring the SQA Past Papers are produced efficiently and to the highest standard.

You will carry out editorial and administrative assistance on other aspects of the Hodder Gibson list, including picture research, copyright permissions clearing, ePub checking, invoice raising, and author and freelance liaison.

In conjunction with our Production department, you will be responsible for managing reprints across the Hodder Gibson list, including communicating with authors and tracking updates and amendments through to press.

  • Working with the editorial team, to take projects through all stages of production to bound/finished copies, including consultation with author, editing, proofreading, clearing permissions, picture research, briefing freelance editors, liaising with the production team.
  • Ensuring all proofs are checked, liaising with authors at all proof and artwork stages.
  • Monitoring progress of allocated titles, maintaining schedules, adhering to deadlines and reporting on progress. 
  • Assisting picture research with progress chasing/picture selection, etc., as required.
  • Clearing permissions to include copyright material as briefed by editors. Applying to copyright holder, keeping records and initiating payment.
  • Being responsible for managing the workflow of reprints, including approaching authors for amendments, liaising with production on corrections, proofs and bound copies, etc.
  • The role also provides general administrative support for the editorial team. 

The role is based in our St Vincent Street offices, in the centre of Glasgow.

Deadline for all applications is Monday 28 May 2018. Salary £20k p.a.

Please apply in writing with a full CV, covering letter and current salary details/expectation to:

Hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.