Production Editor (8 month FTC)

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 24/10/2019
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Editor (fixed term contract until 30th June 2020) to join our Production team in central Bristol.

The production team is responsible for managing the publication of the organisation's diverse and prestigious portfolio of journals, both online and in print. As Production Editor, you’ll be responsible for managing a group of products in a timely and efficient manner, to ensure publication on schedule, to budget and to agreed quality standards.

You will manage the full production process including editing, typesetting, proofreading, correction and final publication, and could be working on one or more journals with different workflows. Therefore, the work of a Production Editor requires exceptional time management and organisational skills, the ability to manage multiple projects in line with business requirements and deadlines, as well as an excellent eye for detail.

Providing specialist support and services, and resolving content, technical and quality issues will be a key part of your role. As such, you’ll be interacting with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, as well as managing communication with, and between suppliers; proven customer service, cost control and problem-solving skills are vital.

As Production Editor, you’ll be involved in occasional project work, and will be encouraged to proactively contribute to enhancing best practice and working towards improved process and quality standards of our products and services.

About you:

Preferably educated to degree level and, owing to the scientific nature of our content, an A/AS level in science or mathematics (or equivalent) is desired, but not essential.

In addition, successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Effective and clear communication
  • Good team-working, high standards of customer service and proven problem-solving ability
  • Organisational skills and flexibility, thriving under pressure to meet deadlines by balancing workload priorities
  • Strong computer literacy
  • A self-motivated and proactive approach

Previous experience in a production role, involving either print or electronic formats, would be highly advantageous but is not essential as full training will be provided.

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we're to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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