Website Out of House Publishing

Production editor, Academic

Overview

Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project.

This is a permanent full-time position, based in our attractive Stroud offices. It would suit a candidate with some previous publishing experience, who is looking to take their next step in the industry.

Out of House is an open-minded employer and flexible working options will be considered.

Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Experience in academic book production. [essential]
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and controlling demanding schedules. [essential]
  • Experience in recruiting and managing the work of various freelance editorial suppliers. [essential]
  • An appreciation of the commercial demands on publishers and publishing services suppliers. [desirable]
  • An understanding of the basics of XML. [desirable]

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th September.

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