Temporary Production Editor

Job type: 
Contract
Sector: 
Academic, Professional, STM
Category: 
Production
Region: 
London
Location: 
UK
Job reference: 
JO0000013550

Our client, a highly reputable publisher of books and journals for professionals, is seeking an organised and self-motivated Production Editor to join their team on a temporary basis working remotely from 25th October until 24th December, working specifically on a portfolio of STM journals in both print and online. Working across these journals, the Production Editor will be responsible for ensuring that material is produced on time, to appropriate quality standards and within budget.

Your main duties will include: supervising and controlling all suppliers, and monitoring their performance; copy-editing or proofreading material; using electronic processes to create and check files; liaising with Honorary Editors and authors on the presentation of material and other issues; costing projects and the creation of annual production schedules and budgets; and monitoring material for possible quality, legal and technical problems.

The successful candidate will have production editing experience of STM journals, up to date knowledge of journal production processes and electronic production technologies, solid copy editing and proofreading skills, and good IT skills. Along with strong communication skills, you will have a highly organised and methodical approach to your work and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and will be comfortable working to tight deadlines. This role is due to start remotely on 25th October and will work up until 24th December to cover a period of extended maternity leave. Please get in touch ASAP if this is of interest!

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