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Freelance Editorial Project Manager, Bookouture

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

What you’ll be doing

We are seeking an editorial project manager to work on a freelance basis to oversee the production process of a select number of titles up to publication.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating all stages of production to press, managing schedules effectively, and ensuring books are published on time, to budget, and to exacting editorial quality.
  • Overseeing freelance editorial work done by copyeditors and proofreaders to ensure quality of content and consistency of application of house style.
  • Liaising with authors, in-house editors, and other stakeholders.
  • Proofreading, collating corrections, and providing the Bookouture editorial manager with final files ready for publication.

Who we are looking for

Your SKILLS and EXPERIENCE will include:

  • You will be able to provide an excellent track-record of managing the coordination of delivered text through the copyediting, proofreading, and typesetting processes up to publication.
  • Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills and a strong understanding of grammar, punctuation, and the application of style guides.
  • Training completed through the CIEP or PTC would be beneficial.
  • Initially we’re looking for someone to work for 15 hours per week. There is no requirement to work in the Hachette offices, or even in the UK.

What we offer

Please provide us with a detailed CV and your hourly rate.

Who we are and what we do

Bookouture is the UK’s fastest growing digital publisher of commercial fiction and non-fiction, and part of Hachette UK. We are only eight years old, but we have grown rapidly every year and have now sold over 44 million books to readers worldwide.

To keep up this incredible rate of growth, we have an exciting opportunity to join one of the fastest growing digital publishers in a freelance capacity to support our editorial management department.

Hachette and Bookouture employ 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.

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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