We're looking for a Production Editor

Posted on April 22, 2024 by Alison Fox

Want to join one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around?  Then look no further, we're looking for a Production Editor to join our dynamic team! 

For a full job description, and to apply:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the post holder will manage the production process on a designated list of books and journals, including acting as the main point of liaison with authors during the production process; appointing and managing a range of freelancers and suppliers; and monitoring schedules and budgets so that books are published to schedule and to high editorial and production standards. 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £34,605 - £39,980 per annum; inclusive of London Allowance. 

This role may in part be suitable for remote working. The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of 10% of their time on campus. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.

Candidates must...

  • Have general book production experience, preferably at a scholarly press, with a strong understanding of the full production cycle
  • Have strong copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Have solid experience of managing books through the production process, from manuscript submission to final files, with full responsibility for own titles / list and direct author liaison
  • Have experience of managing book budgets and schedules
  • Have experience of managing a pool of freelance suppliers and undertaking regular quality control checks, giving feedback and testing new suppliers
  • Have experience of journal production and workflows from approved manuscript to final files
  • Be highly organised with a methodical and analytical approach to work, and ability to manage own workload in order to meet deadlines

For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and full person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to 

Closing Date: 13 May 2024

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: TBC

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