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Informa Editorial Assistant - Life Science in United States

Editorial Assistant - Life Science

Milton Park Oxfordshire

Job Reference:MPO-EDI-005805

Location:Milton Park Oxfordshire

Closing Date:31/05/2019


Division:Taylor & Francis

We are currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant for our Life Science team in the books division. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough introduction into the world of publishing at the centre of the business and in a demanding role. We are seeking a candidate with enthusiasm, motivation, and a commitment to learning new publishing and business skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keeping the publishing programme on schedule through regular liaison with authors

  • Preparing manuscripts for handover to production to agreed standards and on schedule

  • Setting up new titles in our database, and ensuring that any changes to projects are updated promptly

  • Commissioning peer reviews for projects as requested by their editor

  • Preparing and sending out contracts for new projects

  • Drafting back cover copy for books for editor and author approval

  • Responding promptly and appropriately to external and internal inquiries

  • Liaising closely with production and marketing to ensure they have the information they need, when they need it

  • Supporting the broader editorial team within the remit of their EA squad

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong Microsoft Office skills, the ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload, and the energy and enthusiasm to contribute to a busy working environment. In addition, they will be able to demonstrate sound commercial awareness and commitment to a career in publishing. Previous publishing or bookselling experience would be an advantage.

The Company - Taylor & Francis Group an Informa BusinessTaylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology. From our network of offices in Oxfordshire, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Malaysia, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.This position is based at our office in Milton Park, Oxfordshire. In return we offer: a competitive salary of circa £24,000, 25 days holiday per annum (plus an additional 3 days at Christmas), a comprehensive benefits package and company pension scheme.

Taylor & Francis Group an Informa BusinessTo find out more about our business and the great career opportunities in the UK please go to our Careers Site: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.comInforma is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.