Senior Production Editor – Academic Team



Newgen Publishing UK is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. Part of the Newgen Knowledge Works group, we provide UK-based editorial and project management services to academic, education and ELT publishers, managing everything from concept to product delivery.

We are currently looking for a Senior Production Editor to come and work in our busy academic department. This is a permanent role, reporting into the Team Leader.

The successful candidate will do the following:

  • Provide support to the Team Leader, including arranging, attending and managing client meetings as required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to look across accounts and have an awareness of issues and presenting solutions.
  • Oversee production of a list of academic titles, from receipt of author’s manuscript to supply of final files to the client, including complex projects.
  • Liaise with the author, the client and suppliers.
  • Manage the schedule and the budget for each title, working to scales prices and a client deadline.
  • Provide support for QAs and other tasks, including regular processing of new titles as required.

The day-to-day tasks of the role are:

  • To commission and supply work to freelance copy-editors, indexers and proof readers; monitor their work and provide feedback as necessary.
  • To keep both the client and author updated on the production of their title, and respond to any queries.
  • Liaise with the typesetter, sending edited text for typesetting and corrected proofs for revision.
  • Collate corrections from the author and proof reader onto one set, and check revised proofs against these corrections.
  • Supply final files to the client on time and on budget.
  • Attend team meetings online as required.

Newgen Publishing UK is an open-minded employer and flexible working options will be considered.

£24,000–£26,000 depending on experience.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Impeccable editorial, organisational and communication skills.
  • At least two years’ publishing experience, preferably in academic publishing.

Deadline: 23rd September 2022

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