We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, calm and approachable Book Production Editor with at least three years’ experience to join our team.
In brief, the role will be to help coordinate the production of a range of primarily academic publications, in effect project managing their paths through the production process to output as pdfs.
High levels of creativity, business acumen, attention to detail and a passion for books are essential.
Essential Qualities and Skills
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
- Be extremely organised with proven project management skills
- Excellent IT skills including a working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
- Interest in academic publishing and awareness of academic referencing protocols
- Be an excellent communicator, who is able to manage both internal personnel and external suppliers
- Ability to demonstrate considerable knowledge and experience of copy-editing and proofreading
- Highly numerate and literate, with a love of accuracy and detail in relation to the use of the English language
- Be a good team player and able to manage and prioritise their workload
- Be able to work to strict deadlines across multiple projects
Preferred Qualities and Skills
Candidates may also, but are not required to on application, be able to demonstrate the following:
- An understanding of production processes
- Familiarity with packages such as InDesign (or Quark), Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat etc.
- An understanding of mono and 4-colour book production, and print processes
- Experience in academic journal or book production
Reporting to the Senior Production Editor, the key duties will be as follows:
- Assist in the production of academic books, journals, reprints and occasional general interest books for a major university press
- Brief and liaise with the client, and with authors, copyeditors, designers, typesetters, illustrators, indexers – internal and external – and coordinating workflow in order to produce publications to agreed time scales and to agreed styles and budgets
- Assist in the monitoring of the daily progress of current projects to ensure that deadlines are met
- Assist with the company’s eBook conversion processes
- Request estimates from and negotiate cost-effective prices with suppliers
- Check and collate invoices received on a weekly basis and submit to accounts department
- Attend internal meetings to keep colleagues informed and to ensure that you have up-to-date knowledge of current products, issues and schedules
- Perform ad hoc duties as required
Further duties may be incorporated into the role in the future, depending on candidate’s skills, aptitude, and developments in the requirements of the business.
Carnegie Publishing is a small, independent company established in 1984. As publishers we specialise in well-produced books on UK history and related subjects, written by respected authors and aimed at the general reader. We design, edit and typeset our books, covers, promotional material etc. entirely in house, and also offer these skills to other publishers, organisations, societies and individuals.
- Competitive salary
- Supportive and friendly working environment
- Flexible employment terms
- Fantastic quality of life in a wonderful location with reasonable living costs
- Well-established, secure company with totally committed management
Applications for this role should be submitted with a CV and full covering letter explaining why this job is for you, and what particular skills and qualities you would bring to it. Please send applications to the Managing Director, Anna Goddard via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 22 February 2017.
This is a full-time position.