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Date: 10-Aug-2017

Location: London, ENG, GB, WC2R 0RL

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House UK 

Requisition ID: 10743

Are you looking for a copy-editorial role with genuine variety across fiction and non-fiction?


If so, then Penguin General has a rare opportunity for an experienced copy-editor to join the team as an Editorial Manager. This wide-ranging role is pivotal within the division, with a high degree of responsibility for project management of titles across the division’s six imprints (Hamish Hamilton, Viking, Fig Tree, Penguin Life, Portfolio and Penguin Ireland).


Reporting to the Senior Editorial Manager, you will take responsibility for Penguin titles, from receipt of text through to crucial final files, as well as ensuring the timely delivery of manuscripts. You will have great attention to detail and excellent administrative skills, allowing you to utilise the freelance team to ensure that manuscripts are edited and proofread to the highest standards while at the same time meeting all our production schedules.


A complete understanding of the lifecycle of a text, from typescript to bound copy (and the cost implications) is essential for this role, as is proven copy-editing and proofreading experience. You will be able to prioritise when working under pressure, to cope with a demanding and changing workload, and will be enthusiastic and passionate about Penguin’s publishing programme.


Ideally, you will have copy-editorial experience from a trade environment, covering a range of projects: fiction and non-fiction, mono and colour-illustrated, original manuscripts and offsets.  Similarly, experience working with authors, commissioning editors and designers will enable you to settle in to this role quickly, helping you to be confident in commissioning and supervising freelance support. Some understanding of copyright law and libel restrictions would also be an advantage.


Of course, you will also have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as you will often be the first point of contact in Editorial for colleagues and authors, and this a real opportunity to represent the department. This role provides variety, responsibility and chance to work within a highly successful editorial team.


If this sounds like the type of role that you’d excel in then please apply with a CV and covering letter by Friday 25 August.


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