Publications Assistant

Location
England,London
Salary
£17.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted
05 Jul 2017
Closes
02 Aug 2017
Ref
3053373
Contact
Verity Slade
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Assistant
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary
The Publications Assistant provides support and assistance to the Publications Manager across the range of tasks undertaken by the Section, from editorial and production through to sales and marketing, with particular responsibility for maintaining the systems and procedures that ensure the smooth running of the Section.

* Manage the production process from the final manuscript stage, through editing, layout and design, indexing, proofing, cover design, and printing; ensuring accuracy and adherence to publications policy, house style and branding guidelines.
* Prepare book launch plans (BLP), ensuring that the required approvals are obtained for each project.
* Co-ordinate external freelancers and suppliers, sourcing quotes and negotiating rates in order to achieve value for money.
* Implement marketing and publicity strategies for priced publications in order to increase reach and sales revenue, including sending out books for review, and producing marketing materials such as catalogues, flyers and newsletters.
* Act as the contact point for trade and retail customers, responding to queries and information requests, and providing them with information and materials.
* Monitor warehousing and distribution operations and maintain stock of titles at appropriate levels.
* Maintain the online bookshop, publication files and metadata and provide as required to bibliographic database providers, library aggregators and print on demand vendors.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate all of the below

* Production editor experience, e.g. marking up digital proofs and liaising with our typesetters
* Commissioning designers, copyeditors and proof-readers; producing specs for print quotes and liaising with our printers;
* Creating XML metadata for digital publishing platform; admin support for sales; producing MailChimp e-alerts; updating our sales spreadsheets -excellent Excel skills required
* Someone who has been a production or project editor in an academic publishing environment would be ideal .
* Good knowledge of XML workflows, print and e-book production standards and processes.
* Excellent word-processing and spreadsheet skills, using MS Word and Excel, including, creating workbooks; modifying, formatting and printing worksheets and workbooks; creating and editing formulas.
* Experience of entering data, writing and generating queries, and report generation from databases.
* Excellent knowledge of the rules of English grammar, punctuation, and usage.

If this role is of interest please do apply ASAP with an up to date CV highlighting all your relevant experience. This is an urgent position so will be submitting candidates ASAP

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