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Senior Desk Editor/Desk Editor (parental leave cover), Hodder Education

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

What you’ll be doing

  • Checking proofs and ebook files; liaising with authors during proof stages; briefing and managing freelancers; monitoring accuracy and quality of all elements.
  • Controlling and monitoring spending against project budget.
  • Preparing illustration briefs, checking artworks and making photo selections.
  • Planning proactively and monitoring progress against schedule, in liaison with other departments; adhering to deadlines.
  • Preparing, inputting and testing resources for digital production using in-house systems.

Who we are looking for

You will work closely and effectively with colleagues, authors and freelancers while taking responsibility for editorial quality and bringing together all the elements of a range of complex projects on time and to budget. You will need to be a proactive planner, quick to adapt to changing circumstances, without losing your eye for detail even under pressure.

Editorial project management experience, of educational books or digital resources, is essential. Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills are a prerequisite.

What we offer

You will be joining a busy, friendly and committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce books and resources we can all be proud of.

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!

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

We are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally, and we aim to make a difference to teachers and students by producing quality resources and services, while continuing to grow as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values: putting teachers and students at the heart of what we do, improving quality year on year in our practices and our products, working collaboratively, and being trustworthy in what we publish and how we work.

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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