Prepress Editorial Lead

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Prepress Editorial Office
GA Academic
Oxford - Central
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About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

GAB Books Content Operations is seeking a Prepress Editorial Lead in the Oxford office. The Prepress Editorial Office supports the OUP mission by defining and implementing copyediting, proofreading, and indexing standards across GAB Content Operations.

About the role

The Prepress Editorial Lead is responsible for developing and implementing standardized and effective processes for managing editorial freelancers to a high level of performance; for setting metrics for prepress editorial quality; and serves as a centre of expertise on pre-editing and copyediting for Content Delivery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Prepress Editorial Office colleagues on goals related to prepress editorial activities, including creation and development of copyediting quality metrics, and implementation of procedures to improve and monitor supplier and freelancer performance.
  • Supports management of the freelance editorial pool according to OUP legal and HR requirements.
  • Serves as first-level escalation point within the Prepress Editorial team for Content Delivery journals staff and other areas as required.
  • Coordinates with suppliers on continuing development and testing of pre-editing and copyediting functionality, and ensures supplier copyediting quality meets OUP expectations.
  • Represents the Prepress Editorial team in Content Delivery, Global Academic, and Group-level working groups, workshops, and other projects.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant production experience, with a strong familiarity with journals production.
  • Broad knowledge of production workflows, including design, art, typecodes, XML, QA, and expert-level familiarity with electronic editing processes.
  • High-level copyediting and proofreading skills, and broad knowledge of editorial styles across all disciplines that OUP publishes; excellent technical knowledge of electronic editing processes and all types of file formats.
  • Proven organizational and people management skills, including experience working with freelancers and prepress suppliers
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience planning and executing projects with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Basic Excel skills.

Salary in the region of £28,000-£30,000 depending on skills and experience

Lucy Freeman

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