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Production Editor (UK or US)

IOP Publishing
UK or US Remote
Negotiable Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posting live until
14 Jun 2024

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Production Editor

We are looking for an experienced Production Editor to join our team on a permanent basis.

Role Summary

As a 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’ll manage the full production process which can include editing, proofreading, correction and final publication, and will be working on one or more products with different workflows.

Reporting into the Production Team Leader, you’ll be accountable for providing excellent service to our authors and partners during their journey to publication. You will also be expected to contribute to the development of product quality, customer service and continuous improvement of processes within the department, and to undertake project work as required.

On top of effectively managing your individual product allocation and improving supplier performance, you’ll also be involved in identifying opportunities to improve our current processes so that they’re more efficient, add more value and provide an even better customer experience.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent editorial skills or demonstrable ability to acquire them;
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style preferable;
  • Strong technical knowledge, computer skills and numeracy;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills;
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail;
  • Able to work on own initiative, and flexibly as part of a team;
  • Good technical and problem-solving skills; includes an aptitude for HTML, XML, digital file management and online publication;
  • Professional attitude and diligent/dedicated 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;
  • Degree-level education or equivalent experience preferable.

We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box so, if you don’t meet all the criteria, but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.

What we offer:

For UK-based candidates: In addition to a competitive salary starting from £25,000 (Band B), we offer employees an excellent pension scheme (up to 10% company contribution), discretionary annual bonus scheme, 25+ days holiday (not including bank holidays), standard 35-hour working week, volunteering days, and a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, and a range of flexible benefits such as cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, healthcare cash plan, and childcare vouchers.

For US-based candidates: We offer a competitive salary starting from $55,000 (Band B) and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% company paid medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance. We also offer a generous 401(k) matching plan and 4 weeks paid vacation in your first year of employment. 

Flexible working:

This role is open to candidates on a remote basis anywhere in the UK or US. Applicants in the UK can also work from our Bristol office on a hybrid or permanent basis.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received, and will arrange interviews when there’s someone we’re keen to meet, so please don’t hold off applying until the closing date is approaching - we don’t want you, or us, to miss out!

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.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.

Vision Our vision is that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is both natural and sustainable and that is visible through the work we produce, our Ways of Being, our company branding, our professional networks and the colleagues and communities we serve and support.

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IOPP imageIOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with a worldwide membership of physicists from all sectors. Complementing the Institute’s mission of promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all, IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community. Any profits generated by the publishing company are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

Why work for us
IOP Publishing provides a friendly, positive, open, relaxed but purposeful environment. People who come to work here tend to stay. This is because it feels like you come to work with your friends, not just colleagues. We like to think that we’ve got the kind of environment that encourages people to do well and to enjoy what they do. We believe in treating each other with respect, providing an opportunity for you to contribute to our future. IOP Publishing is a great place to work.

Our success is made possible by the talent, energy and commitment of our people to the company and what we do. This success is founded on having the right people in the right place, in an environment in which they can flourish.

What we are looking for
As an organization, we are the sum of our parts. While we employ specialists in a range of fields, all our employees share a number of qualities and attributes: our people are professional and dedicated, talented and energetic. They work collaboratively to help us expand in a rapidly changing scientific landscape.

The IOP Publishing culture is one of growth, learning and innovation, and we are looking for people who want to develop, innovate and succeed; people who see the exciting opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

Join the community  
Making science better, together: be part of a community working together to make science better. A society publisher with the perfect blend of not-for-profit purpose and commercial perspective. Here, we help each other be the best we can be – a team big enough to impact and small enough to care.

UK, USA, China, India, Japan and Russia

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Associate editor, publishing services assistants, research integrity officer, platform engineer, product manager, campaign manager

How to apply

Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)117 929 7481

Company info
+44 (0)117 929 7481
No.2 The Distillery
Avon Street

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