Permanent Sub-Editor

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Job Type:Full-Time
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My client based in the Northern Suburbs, focusing in 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;
Requirements



Relevant qualifications or, 3-5 yrs. relevant sub-editing experience.


An English, journalism or media studies degree may be advantageous.


Other design, proofreading or subbing qualifications can be advantageous.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word and Excel, i.e. track changes, version control, removing or inserting author information)


Adobe PDF or Foxit Phantom


Excellent written, verbal, phone and presentation skills


Acceptance to Publication < 90 days per journal.


Proof of constructive quality feedback to Vendors. (e.g. Vendor evaluations)





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 to 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 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 production unit.


Maintaining and monitoring 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 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.


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