Senior Production Editor

November 13, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Senior Production Editor

Company: The Bookseller

Job description: Job Number: SUPP110531

Contract Type/Work Pattern: Open ended / Full time

Salary: £32,982 – £37,099 Per annum

The role

Bristol University Press (BUP), and its imprint Policy Press (PP), is looking to appoint a Senior Production Editor (Trade Lead) to join the production team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide-ranging and fast-growing trade/general non-fiction list, to which BUP is devoting renewed focus and resources. The list includes prominent journalists, scholars and advocates among its number, and its subject matter covers a variety of culturally and politically significant topics. The role will require close collaboration with our commissioning trade lead, as well as with senior representatives in Sales and Marketing.

We’re looking for a confident, knowledgeable and flexible candidate who is ready to step into an exciting and demanding role.

What will you be doing?

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Representing trade titles at key cross-company meetings with senior staff members.
  • Modelling bespoke schedules at short notice to accommodate business requirements.
  • Providing an exceptional level of care to both high-profile and first-time authors.
  • Allocating trade titles to freelance project managers and in-house production editors, and providing training where required.
  • Project-managing a certain number of trade titles in-house from handover to print, as well as outsourcing a significant portfolio of monographs.
  • Liaising with freelancers (copyeditors, typesetters, indexers and proofreaders) to ensure work is completed on time and to budget.
  • Copy-editing and proofreading additional content when necessary.
  • Overseeing quality control and adherence to text design and house style,
  • Taking responsibility for remaining within budget while hitting publishing targets.
  • Taking the lead on the production of our new trade audiobook list.

You should apply if

You have:

  • Experience working on a trade list.
  • Proven ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with high-profile, international author- academics, as well as freelancers and suppliers.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, work on a large number of projects and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills, using industry standard guidelines with substantial onscreen editing experience.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, delivering an exceptionally high standard of accuracy.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and XML.

We are currently operating a blended working policy. For this role, our expectation is that a minimum of one day a week will be in the office (based in central Bristol on campus).

Additional information

  • Contract type: Open ended.
  • Work pattern: Full-time, 35 hours per week.
  • Grade/Salary: H, £32,982-37,099 per annum.
  • School/Unit: Bristol University Press, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

For informal queries, please contact Jess Mitwright –

This advert will close at 11.59pm on the 12 of November 2023.

Expected salary: £32982 – 37099 per year

Location: Bristol Area

Job date: Sat, 21 Oct 2023 01:48:58 GMT

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