Publications Officer

Job Reference : 000616
Closing Date : 30/11/2016
Salary : starting at £29,783
Employment Type : Fixed Term (part-time)
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : Administration
Hours Per week : 28 hours per week

The School of Advanced Study are now seeking a Publications Officer to join the SAS Central Services team on a 12 month fixed term basis.  This role is a part time position at 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE). 

The School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.

The Role

As the Publications Officer, you will be responsible for designing, typesetting, copy-editing and proofreading SAS Central and Institute publications. You will copy edit School and Institute publications and manage the editorial process for a title, liaising with authors/editors (both internally and externally).  You will additionally have responsibility for typesetting books, reports and magazines, and converting typeset books into high quality PDF, epub and kindle files. You will manage the book production process, including obtaining quotes, carrying out pre-flight checks and uploading files and will help to keep the School’s online catalogue and online bookshop up to date.

To be considered for this role you must have previous experience in publishing and/or production, especially electronic publishing within a scholarly environment. You will have proven ability in copy-editing and proofreading and experience of design, page layout and typesetting. You will need a good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (though training can be provided) and excellent copy-editing and proof-reading skills. We are looking for a highly advanced communicator with a good visual sense and an excellent attention to detail.

Further Information 

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter by clicking the button below. The close date for this role is midnight on Wednesday, 30 November 2016. 

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