Prepress Projects: Project Editor
We are now seeking an experienced project editor to work in one
of our teams providing editing and other services to publishers and
public sector organisations. This is a permanent role with a
6-month probationary period.
About the job
You will join one of our production teams and will work on
documents such as research articles, policy documents and long-form
reports in the fields of science, medicine, public health, the
environment, law, international affairs, and finance and banking,
You will have contact with authors, academic editors, clients
and suppliers (e.g. typesetters, technologists) to ensure that
quality and production schedules are maintained. A substantial part
of the work will involve copy-editing and rewriting and, therefore,
an excellent command of English is required along with the ability
to understand complex text written by non-native English speakers
and turn this into clear, readily understandable English. Some
assignments must be carried out to short deadlines, so speed is as
important as high quality and teamwork.
The salary for this post will be in the range £18,900 to
£26,250. Successful applicants with little or no relevant
publishing experience will start at the bottom of the grade. A
relevant postgraduate qualification, e.g. PhD or MSc in publishing,
will also be taken into consideration when determining starting
For this post we are looking for candidates with previous
experience of project management in the publishing sector. If you
have significant experience of publishing, including substantial
copy-editing, proofreading and project management experience, we
may consider you for the post of project leader, for which the
salary scale is £26,250 to £33,600.
For this post you must have a good degree in an academic subject
and understand the academic publishing process. You should also
have previous experience of working in the publishing sector.
Experience of science, medical or humanities copy-editing and/or
writing will be advantageous, and excellent spelling and grammar
are essential. You must also be completely at ease with new
technology and be able to make advanced use of software packages
such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
You will need to be well organised, meticulous and resourceful,
and able to solve problems on your own. You will have sound
communication skills, and be able to communicate appropriately with
authors, academic editors, clients and suppliers. You will be happy
working alone and with colleagues as part of a team.
You must be eligible to work in the UK.
For full details and to apply, see the Prepress Projects website.
Applications close at 17:00 GMT on Friday 19 January 2018.
However, we may call applicants to interview earlier than this.