Editorial Project Manager

Permanent, Full-time

Newgen Publishing is a fast-growing publishing services company. Part of the Newgen KnowledgeWorks 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 an Editorial Project Manager to join our ACADEMIC team, and who is ready to explore the growing list of dynamic projects and manage them efficiently to keep to the client KPIs. This exciting and varied role will be vital to the company in continuing to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality print projects for our customers.

This is a full-time position to join our Academic division. It would suit a candidate with some previous editorial and project management experience in the publishing domain, who is looking to take their next step in the industry.

Newgen Publishing is an open-minded employer and flexible working options will be considered. This will be fully Work from Home.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Manage contracts with freelancers and vendors by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
  • Initiate feedback discussion to bring logical closure of the issue
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Maintain reports and handle billing

Day-to-day

  • Build and maintain project schedules, manage suppliers, manage budget and costs, field queries and facilitate the flow of information within project teams.
  • Utilise standard processes and project management tools, updating information as projects progress.
  • Contribute to the adaptation and improvement of standard processes and project management tools.
  • Communicate clearly and promptly with team members and project stakeholders, via email, virtual meetings, or shared project tools.
  • Carry out quality assessments on deliverables, adapting workflows as needed to ensure delivery to scope.
  • Attend internal production meetings with the team and team leader. Arranging and leading project stand-up meetings as needed.

Activities

  • Build and maintain project schedules, manage suppliers, manage budget and costs, field queries and facilitate the flow of information within project teams.
  • Utilise standard processes and project management tools, updating information as projects progress.
  • Contribute to the adaptation and improvement of standard processes and project management tools.
  • Communicate clearly and promptly with team members and project stakeholders, via email, virtual meetings, or shared project tools.
  • Carry out quality assessments on deliverables, adapting workflows as needed to ensure delivery to scope.
  • Attend internal production meetings with the team and team leader. Arranging and leading project stand-up meetings as needed.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Impeccable editorial, organisational and communication skills (both email and in meetings).
  • Previous publishing experience.
  • Good working knowledge of editorial processes on print projects and their digital dependencies.
  • Degree-level education (publishing qualifications an advantage).
  • Process-driven with initiative for adapting and improving processes.
  • Creativity and strategic thinking.
  • Humility to ask questions and request support when needed.

Deadline: 23rd January 2024

To apply: Mail your resume and covering letter to rubisharobini.r@newgen.co

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