Posted on:
20 August 2019
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Our client, a global educational publisher, requires a new Senior Desk Editor to oversee textbooks and digital materials for secondary English, Science, Computing and Maths.

As part of a small team, you will oversee a range of titles from manuscript hand-over to publication. You will work closely with Production, Design and Picture Research teams and also supervise freelance editorial suppliers, maintaining good working relationships while ensuring that standards remain high.

We need a proactive editorial planner with an education in a "hard" science (Physics, Maths, Engineering, Chemistry). You must be an effective teamworker, and quick to adapt to changing circumstances. An understanding of the publishing process and excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills are essential. Also, a track record of editorial project management, on educational or academic books or other resources, is required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree educated in a "Hard" Science – Physics, Maths, Engineering or Chemistry
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Able to cope with change
  • Attentive to detail
  • A clear communicator in speech and writing
  • Proactive
  • Able to manage own work on multiple projects 
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Quality orientated
  • Focused on the needs of the end user
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