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Last updated: Wednesday 06 February, 2019
Editorial Assistant
Description: bloomsbury
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Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
Description: bloomsbury

About the Job

Editorial Assistant, Digital Resources
We have an exciting position for a strong communicator with administrative experience and some exposure to academic publishing to join Bloomsbury Digital Resources Division at a time of growth. The role is largely administrative and editorial in nature, and it offers a great opportunity to gain experience with digital products and business models, as well as a good foundation for a career in publishing.
Examples of our digital products that you will be supporting include the award winning Drama online, and the recently launched Bloomsbury Culture History and Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of philosophers.
The Role
To support the digital commissioning team in its new product development by:
Researching the potential for commissioning products in new subject areas
Assisting in market research for product viability
Researching content improvements to existing digital products
Managing the administration related to the development of new digital products, including the preparation, distribution, and tracking of contracts, liaising with royalty and account teams as appropriate, and highlighting problem areas for manager intervention when necessary
Providing general support for the commissioning function
Manage relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including academic authors and editors, librarians and advisory boards
Serve as point person for all editorial metadata, including the metadata repository and contract tracking system
Assist in digital product testing
Identify existing book titles to be repurposed for digital products, creating and updating lists for products, identifying and clearing rights problems (including for images)
Take and distribute minutes of department meetings
Responsible for keeping the publishing programme on schedule through regular liaison with authors and contributors, and by maintaining and updating the submission schedule
Prepare articles and updates for handover to production, including proof reading and quality assurance of content
Commission and record the progress of project related peer views as requested
Respond promptly and appropriately to external and internal inquiries
Help with the implementation and piloting of new systems
Provide basic reports and sales information using key systems
Act as a product champion and project enthusiasm internally as well as externally
Act as ambassador for Bloomsbury with external stakeholders e.g academic authors, suppliers, editors etc. Including conference representation when required
Please see accompanying document for further information
Skills: Customer Service, Digital, Editorial, Project Management

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Start date: 15 Apr, 2019

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