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Last updated: Friday 01 February, 2019
Editorial Assistant
Description: Birgit Thaller
£20,000 - £30,000
Description: Birgit Thaller

About the Job

BAR Publishing is a leading publisher of frontline research in archaeology with a prestigious list of over 3,500 titles built up over 45 years. We are looking to add a pivotal member to our small, friendly and agile team based in Oxford.
You will provide support for the editorial team by managing the correspondence, files, database records, and processes relating to projects at all stages of the editorial pipeline. This will include but not be limited to:
Monitoring and managing the editorial email inbox, corresponding with authors, and answering/forwarding other email correspondence
Receiving, recording, and assessing new book proposals
Preparing & sending out draft MSS for peer review
Receiving and summarising peer reviews, and discussing revision plans with the editorial team
Preparing contracts and corresponding with authors from contract stage through to final submission of their revised MSS
Preparing MSS for handover to typesetters and liaising with the Production team during the production phase
Processing copyright permissions requests
General filing and organisational tasks as required.
Experience of working for a publisher (ideally in an administrative and/or editorial role) and/or knowledge of publishing would be an advantage, but full training will be provided.
Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to multitask and prioritise, and a commitment to quality, responsibility, and efficiency
High-level communication skills in English, written and spoken
Ability to work comfortably in a small team, with flexibility and initiative, and with minimal supervision
BA-level or higher qualifications; preferably in a relevant subject, whether in publishing or in archaeology/anthropology/classics/history or another related field
Proficiency in using Microsoft applications, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as other applications such as Adobe Acrobat
An interest in, knowledge of, or past experience relating to archaeology and/or a related field
Experience of academic research, and/or an understanding of academia and academic publishing, whether in the UK or abroad
Some knowledge of any of the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German
To apply, please email your CV, your salary expectations and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements outlined above and why you would like to work in academic publishing to
Skills: Editorial

Job information

Salary: Part or Full-time; possibly Freelance
Start date: 01 Apr, 2019

Contact information

Contact name: Birgit Thaller
Telephone: 01865310431
Reference: BAR-Editor Ass

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