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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Editor

    The Role

    • Do you have an impeccable eye for detail? Are you highly organised? Can you successfully run a project in collaboration with others? We are looking for an experienced professional to appoint to the role of Editor within our Publishing Services team, to manage a varied list of textbook projects, with specialisation in Nguni languages where required.

    The Team

    • The Publishing Services editors use their varied skillsets to balance deadline demands with creativity to help to produce quality learning materials. The team is dynamic, enthusiastic and curious. They continuously push the boundaries of what they know to improve how they work.

    The Requirements

    • A relevant undergraduate degree, in either Publishing or Education, or in a subject that is related to any of the content areas regularly encountered in educational publishing projects (an Honours degree in Publishing will be an advantage)
    • Relevant experience in a similar position (will be an advantage)
    • Proven experience in editing, proofreading and project management
    • A working knowledge of the book production process
    • Excellent language and editorial skills in one or more of the Nguni languages
    • Strong language and editorial skills in English
    • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
    • Advanced computer skills (especially in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and G Suite)
    • Highly organised and self-motivated, with strong time-management skills
    • Able to work well under pressure in an open-plan environment
    • Able to self-manage successfully in a work-from-home environment
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team

    The Responsibilities

    • Project management of a list of titles, from manuscript and artwork brief to publication
    • Working to strict deadlines and quality standards
    • Ensuring that titles are run efficiently and effectively within a given timeframe and budget
    • Ensuring quality editing, translation and proofreading of titles
    • Frequent liaison with relevant departments to facilitate the editorial and production processes
    • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with freelancers and colleagues

    To be considered for the position, please send us your CV and a cover letter that tells us why this would be your dream job.

    Closing date: 15 June 2021

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Springer Nature Group on career012.successfactors.eu to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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