Production Editor (6 month fixed term contract)
Oxford University Press 3.976 reviews - Oxford

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Academic and Journals Divisions publish books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.
The Content Operations team is responsible for coordinating the production of high-quality print and electronic publications to schedule and to budget.

We are recruiting a Production Editor in the Law team on a fixed term contract (maternity cover) for a minimum of 6 months.

The successful candidate will be joining a busy team focused on delivering an excellent service and continuously improving our processes to meet business needs.

Responsibilities include: organizing the copy-editing, proofreading, and indexing for each product, as well as typesetting and manufacture acting as the key point of contact with authors during production, providing a high level of author care managing costs and schedule to ensure products are brought out on schedule, on budget, and to a high quality liaising closely with internal colleagues during the production process to ensure all information is accurate and available
The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a production role and be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills; an ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and to manage a busy/ varied workload with strict deadlines.
You will need to be able to motivate others to meet deadlines and possess a conscientious and 'can-do' approach to work. Good written and numerical accuracy and attention to detail with strong administrative, computing, and office skills. Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a passion for books, online publishing, and learning about new technology.

If would also be beneficial (though not essential) if you have worked in or have knowledge of legal publishing or in an online environment. Also familiarity with XML and an understanding of digital developments (both inside and outside publishing) with copy-editing and proofreading marks.
The salary offered will be in the region of £20,000 - £22,000 depending on the skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits.
Closing date – 13 February 2011
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