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Senior Project Editor


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Senior Project Editor

Maternity cover -to £30k PTE

Our client is in the rapidly expanding educational publishing sector and we are currently looking for a senior project manager to come and work on their expanding list of education and ELT titles. This exciting and varied role will be vital to the company in continuing to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality print and digital projects for our customers.

This is a temporary position (maternity cover 13 months) of 24 hours a week. It would suit a candidate with at least five years' publishing experience in the education sector, who is looking for a senior editorial role with key account and line management responsibilities.


Scheduling and managing the editorial stages of largescale multi-component publishing products, typically from manuscript through to final files, including briefing and managing external suppliers.
Managing project teams comprising freelance project managers and in-house project editors/managers on largescale multi-component publishing products.
Line managing in-house project editors/managers, amongst other things providing pastoral and project support, identifying training needs and enabling career development and progression.
Managing one or more of the education team's customer accounts, with support from the education and ELT director. This will include cultivating relationships with key contacts, attending regular customer review meetings, costing for and allocating resource for new projects, setting up project documentation, carrying out job studies, and acting as a point of escalation on current projects.
Communicating effectively with publishing customers, providing regular project updates as well as participating in, and often leading, conference calls and/or attending meetings as appropriate.
Adding value for our customers by identifying potential project risks and issues as early as possible and proactively managing these by offering possible solutions based on own publishing experience and knowledge.
Ensuring that all products are delivered on time, meet quality standards, fall within budget and are produced to the required specification.
Collating proofs, conduct photo research, write artwork briefs, and clear text permissions where necessary.
To be accountable for workflow development and documentation, ensuring processes are tailored to customer need.
To assist the education and ELT director and mentor project managers/editors as required. Skills, qualifications and experience

Impeccable editorial, organisational and communication skills.
At least five years' educational publishing experience.
Line management experience preferable.
Degree-level education (publishing qualifications an advantage)

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