Production Editor

New York
Apr 11, 2013
May 11, 2013
Ms. Mitchell Gang
Full Time
Informa Healthcare, part of the Informa Group, a respected publisher of medical journals has an exciting opportunity for a Production Editor to join the Journals Production Team. This is an excellent prospect to join an distinguished international company and gain and expand on your experience in a publishing environment. In this role you will be responsible for a portfolio of medical journals and will guide them through the production process from receipt of manuscript to publication online and in print.

Responsibilities include:
•Project managing the flow of accepted papers through to print and online publication.
•Implementing schedules, progress chasing, controlling page budgets and overall quality control
•Selecting and monitoring freelance copyeditors and checking copyedited manuscripts
•Preparing issues for typesetting, coordinating proof despatch to authors and editors using our tracking system
•Quality control of copyedited and typeset copy
•Liaising with authors, academic editors and in-house colleagues, and attending editorial board meetings when required

The successful candidate will have a strong command of the English language and good proof reading skills. Attention to detail is vital. You will have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Outlook and Excel. In addition, you will have strong organisational skills, be happy to work tight deadlines and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A strong ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with external suppliers, academic editors and authors is essential.

Experience in academic journals publishing would be an advantage. Potential candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent.

Please note: applications without a covering letter stating your reasons for applying and explaining your suitability for the role will not be considered.