And Other Stories are looking for a bright, highly efficient and well-organised Editorial Production Manager to oversee title development and manage production for 15 books per year. No previous experience in this role is required, as training is provided.
The Editorial Production Manager will manage pre-press activity to ensure timely publication. As we are a small company (three staff plus freelancers at present), the role will include editorial management work as well as administrative and general office support. You will also have the chance to be involved in all aspects of our publishing work.
And Other Stories is moving to Sheffield from July 2017, where this job will be based. There will also be opportunities to meet and learn from publishing folk in other independent presses in Sheffield and the North in general.
The job will involve task-managing our editorial and production work to ensure we stay on schedule. You will liaise with in-house staff and freelancers, including typesetters, designers and proofreaders. The job will also involve copy-editing, proofreading and administrative support (such as preparing papers for meetings, booking travel schedules, managing diaries, writing minutes, posting books, purchasing office supplies), communicating with authors and subscribers, promoting events, managing and reporting on submissions, and other duties as required.
You will need literary nous and an omnivorous hunger for good fiction, as well as first-class organisational, IT, and communication skills. A keen eye for detail and an ability to prioritise are also essential.
You will ideally have some previous relevant office experience, know the difference between editing, copy-editing and proofreading, will find typography and dictionaries fascinating, and either have some experience with InDesign or be confident you can pick up new programmes as and when required.
As the company develops, there will be the opportunity to transition to full-time work and to take on new responsibilities.
And Other Stories, a charter member of Equality in Publishing (EQUIP), welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.
Please send CVs and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 midnight on Sunday 16th July 2017
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