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Desk Editor, Hodder Education

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

Hodder Gibson is looking for a Desk Editor to work on textbooks, revision guides and digital materials for primary and secondary markets. The successful candidate will:

  • take responsibility for managing the publication of multiple and varied projects from receipt of manuscript to finished product
  • check proofs and ebook files; liaise with authors during proof stages; brief and manage freelancers; monitor accuracy and quality of all elements
  • prepare, input and test resources for digital production using in-house systems
  • ensure high quality, cost-controlled and timely publication
  • meet the needs of our end users: schools and students in Scotland

Who we are looking for

Ideal candidates will have proven experience in a desk editorial role, preferably in educational publishing.

The successful candidate will:

  • have proven organisational skills, including planning ahead and independently managing publishing projects
  • be quality orientated with a meticulous eye for detail
  • be focused on the needs of the end user for each project
  • be a strong communicator, who is pro-active, adaptable and a good team player
  • be able to demonstrate delivery of cost control, copy editing, proof reading and understanding of copyright issues
  • have computer literacy and an aptitude for learning new systems (Biblio experience would be an advantage)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Scottish educational market, with proven experience in an editorial or publishing role and a full understanding of the publishing process

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

Ideally, you would be based at our wonderful office in Edinburgh; or we can discuss working from any of our national offices: in Banbury, Bristol, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield. We are happy to discuss a range of many flexible-working options.

 

Who we are and what we do

We are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally. We aim to make a difference for teachers and students by offering a broad range of quality resources and services, from curriculum resources to assessments. This means that we are growing as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values: putting all teachers and students at the heart of what we do; always looking to improve the quality of what we create; working collaboratively; and being trustworthy in what we publish, how we work as a team and with our customers.

 

Our publishing and editorial teams based in Scotland are responsible for our Scottish curriculum publishing: including TeeJay Maths and Hodder Gibson covering primary, secondary and FE titles.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

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