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17 September 2019

Prepress Projects: Project Leader

We are now seeking a highly experienced project leader 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, among others.

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 £26,250 to £33,600. A relevant postgraduate qualification, e.g. PhD or MSc in publishing, will be taken into consideration when determining starting salary.

For this post we are looking for candidates with significant previous experience in the publishing sector, including substantial copy-editing, proofreading and project management experience. You will be expected to create budgets and schedules and to ensure that these are met. You will also be expected to guide less experienced members of staff and provide feedback on their work.

Applications close at noon on  Friday 18 October 2019.
Note, however, that we may call applicants to interview sooner than this.

For full details and to apply, see the Prepress Projects website