Job Vacancy – Editorial Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, calm and approachable Editorial Assistant, ideally with at least one year’s experience, to join our team. In brief, the role will be to help with the production of a range of academic texts through the editorial process for print and online publication. High levels of organisation, 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:

  • Extremely organised
  • Excellent IT skills including a working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • An interest in academic publishing and awareness of the nature of academic books
  • An excellent communicator, who is able to work well with both internal personnel and external suppliers
  • Highly literate and numerate, with a love of accuracy and detail in relation to the use of the English language, and a flair for precision
  • A good team player and able to manage and prioritise their workload
  • Able to work to strict deadlines across multiple projects

Desirable qualities and skills

Candidates may also, but are not required to on application as training will be given, be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An understanding of book production processes
  • Familiarity with packages such as InDesign (or Quark), Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat etc.
  • Some knowledge of printing processes and requirements
  • Experience in academic environment and/or book production environments
  • An understanding of the requirements of academic copy-editing and proofreading

Key duties

Reporting to the Senior Production Editor, the role will be to assist the team in the production of academic books, journals, reprints and occasional general interest books for Liverpool University Press. We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit LUP’s website:

The key duties will be as follows:

  • Supporting the Production Editor and Senior Production Editor in respect of liaison with copyeditors, designers, typesetters, illustrators, indexers – both internal and external
  • Collating and checking corrections to proofs in order to produce publications to agreed styles
  • Keeping colleagues informed and ensuring that you have up-to-date knowledge of current products, issues and schedules
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required

Further responsibilities may be incorporated into the role in the future, depending on candidate’s skills, aptitude, and developments in the requirements of the business.

About us

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., and also offer these skills to other publishers, organisations, societies and individuals.

Carnegie has an established contract with award-winning academic publisher Liverpool University Press, and the successful candidate will be employed to work on the production of their books and journals, from manuscript to final pdf, for print and online.

The rewards

  • Competitive salary, which will depend on skills and experience
  • Supportive and friendly working environment
  • Flexible employment terms
  • Well-established company based in pleasant offices in south Lancaster

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.

Job Type: part-time (around 15 hours per week, times to be agreed)

Salary: £16-20,000 pro rata, p.a. (negotiable)

Deadline: 11 April 2019

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