Production Editor

First Base
09 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Production Editor

Do you have experience in managing multiple projects and working to demanding schedules? Are you looking to take the next step in your publishing career? Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire

We are recruiting for a production editor to join our client’s fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. This is a permanent full-time position, based in Stroud.

This role would suit a recent graduate or a candidate with some previous publishing experience who is looking to take the next step in their career.

Our client is an open-minded employer and flexible working options will be considered.

Responsibilities of the production editor:
• Manage a challenging list of Academic book production projects, controlling production from manuscript to supply of final files
• Supporting members of the team with editorial and project management tasks.

Specifically this requires the Production editor to:
• Liaise with the authors, customers and suppliers
• Manage the schedule and budget for each title, working to scale prices and strict deadlines
• Commission and supply work to freelance copy-editors, indexers and proofreaders
• Monitor supplier performance and provide feedback
• Collate corrections from authors and proofreaders, process queries and check revised proofs
• Supply final files on time
• Help maintain up-to-date and accurate workflow documentation and identify opportunities for workflow improvement.
• Attend regular production meetings.

Requirements for the production editor:
• Experience in managing multiple projects or assignments and working to demanding schedules. [essential]
• Meticulous attention to detail. [essential]
• Experience in academic book production. [desirable]
• An appreciation of the commercial demands on publishers and publishing services suppliers. [desirable]
• An understanding of the basics of XML. [desirable

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