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Production Editor, Academic & Professional Division

Salary Competitive
Location London/Oxford
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Production Editor, Production A&P

The opportunity

We are looking for a production editor to join our expanding Professional Division, which publishes books, journals and digital product on the subjects of Law, Tax and Accounting under the Bloomsbury Professional and Hart Publishing imprints. The role reports directly into the Head of Production (Academic & Professional) and contributes significantly to the preparation of up-to-date content for legal and tax / accountancy professional markets.

The role

The role is that of a dedicated production editor for Bloomsbury Professional’s series of law reports, the Family Court Reports. Key tasks include guiding law report issues from procuring judgment transcripts to passing final files for fortnightly print editions and online publishing (using teams of freelance suppliers).  You will work closely with Production colleagues as well as other in-house departments, freelance editorial suppliers, and prepress suppliers. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to make a significant contribution to a unique and key title within the company’s growing family law list.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Steering titles through all relevant stages of production following agreed workflows and in line with applicable divisional Key Dates
  • Monitoring timely (to Key Dates) delivery to the department from other departments of incoming materials to fit with production schedules
  • Controlling spending by implementing agreed purchasing strategies
  • Enforcing applicable SLAs across supplier base
  • Implementing House Style and maintain quality standards to agreed high levels
  • Administering financial processes, such as invoice approval and WIP / job closing, using company systems to meet Group requirements
  • Any other appropriate tasks as directed by Line Manager or Head of Production

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • proven copy-editing and proof-reading skills
  • production-editorial experience; experience in a professional law publishing environment / law reports publishing or a degree in law would be an advantage
  • excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • IT skills (knowledge of Word essential and familiarity with Adobe products desirable)
  • knowledge of XML-first workflows (desirable but not essential)

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position and is at our The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP OR at our Oxford office, Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9PH on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesday & Thursday

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 2nd January 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)

Holidays

  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Mob Group – online fitness classes, mindfulness, cookery classes, workshops etc.

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Pension

Flexible Working

Life Insurance

Staff Discount on Books

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Bike to Work

Here’s what some of our employees had to say about joining Bloomsbury:

“It’s a friendly team, I feel part of a community and there’s such a breadth and variety of publishing”

Marketing Executive, Academic


“There is a passion for books and authors. People want to read and that comes from the top”

Commissioning Editor, Special Interest


“Bloomsbury has a strong International outlook, it’s good to be part of a global publishing team.”

Intern, Education


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