Location: Remote, UK
Type: Full time
This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative primary education print and digital publisher to work on the award-winning Maths — No Problem! This role is working from home, liaising with colleagues remotely who are based in the UK and Canada.
The main purpose of your role will be to support senior editors, and work as part of the editorial team, to prepare print and digital content for publication. You will assist with all editorial and pre-production activities, including, copy editing, proofreading, text editing and correction in Google Docs and InDesign, electronic markup (e.g. Adobe PDF), cover briefing, scheduling, checking press files for printers, and liaising with various departments (e.g. editorial, design, project management, marketing, and sales).
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience of working on 4-colour books and a complete knowledge of the production life cycle. You will have experience of working within a publishing environment (in particular editorial) and demonstrate excellent proofreading and organisational skills. You will be adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously, responding to instructions, and communicating clearly with internal and external colleagues.
Knowledge of Primary Maths publishing is preferable. A desire to work on educational and children’s print and digital content is important.
- Copy editing and proofreading (print and digital).
- Collating proofs and resolving editorial queries.
- Taking responsibility for your own workload, while maintaining high standards.
- Supporting junior team members and assisting Senior Editors.
- Schedule management with the Project Manager.
- Preparing book files for production and checking pre-press files.
- Supporting the Publishing and Operations Teams.
Core Skills and Experience:
- Educated to degree level or have equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in publishing (especially primary education or children’s).
- A keen eye for detail with exceptional proofreading skills.
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Strong numeracy and computer skills, including word documents, spreadsheets, electronic mark-up (e.g. Adobe PDF). Some experience with InDesign and Photoshop would be desirable.
- Well organised and able to set priorities under pressure.
- An interest in education and children’s books is important. Experience in primary maths would be an advantage.
- Experience working on ebooks, audio books and digital content is beneficial but we are willing to support the right candidate if evidence of exceptional print editorial skills are shown.