Permanent Sub-Editor

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Job Type:Full-Time
My client based in the Northern Suburbs, focusing on the Academic industry is seeking to employ a Sub-Editor to join their Publishing department. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and grammar skills, attention to detail and be able to work under pressure. Experience within a similar position will be an added advantage. The following will apply;
Job summary:

The Sub-editor checks the written text before it is published. They are responsible for ensuring the correct grammar, spelling, house style and tone of the published work. They lay out the story on the page, write headings and captions, and involved with overall page design.

Journal production targets

Publish manuscripts in accordance with production output forecast according to contractual agreements with clients and indexers; and communicated by Desk Editor.

Report production problems/solutions to potential/actual problems to Desk Editor.

Hold weekly feedback meetings with Team Unit and Desk Editor to provide a progress report.

Publish Reviewer Acknowledgments before the end-December in the current year.

Manage and supervise the entire end-to-end process of the journal publication, copyeditors, layout-editors and proof-readers working in the production unit.

Maintaining and monitoring the progress of articles throughout the publication process daily for timely publication.

Interfacing with editors, copyeditors, layout-editors, proof-readers and authors for ascertaining timely accomplishment of journal targets.

Format and review manuscripts for assuring their accuracy (with the guidelines) & readability for each production phase.

Liaising with other in-house teams, and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the pre-production stages.

Collect editor/co-editor/section editor change request to a journal-style guide or service and submit to Desk Editor by 31 August for investigation and submission to management.

Journal production standards

Prepare the manuscript for each production step

Ensure rolling publication at each journal throughout a calendar year.

Ensure minimum requirements of indexers are adhered to.

Ensure minimum requirements of the Department of Higher Education and Training are adhered to for published quantities and publication institutional ratios.

Use and maintain folder structures and file naming conventions of all files used in the publication process.

Liaising with authors, copyeditors, layout editors and proof-readers.

Checking facts and stories to ensure they are accurate, adhere to copyright laws, are not libellous or go against the publication's policy.

Cropping (blinding) photos and deciding where to use them for best effect and writing picture captions or legends, if needed.

Proofreading complete pages produced by other vendors, collate change requests received and ensure they are implemented.

Laying out pages and playing a part in page design by advising vendor ...

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