Language Editor

UK (with the requirement to work in the Bristol office as required) or US remote
Salary & Benefits
Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Job Advert Description

Reporting into the Production Operations Manager and working as part of a large team of Production Editors and Language Editors across different regions, you will be responsible for providing high quality copyediting and proofreading services in a timely and efficient manner. You will be working on a group of prestigious products published on behalf of a high-profile society partner. As a Language Editor, you will ensure that articles are appropriately styled for publication, following the conventions and preferences of the partner’s house style.

What will you be doing?

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Provide effective language editing and proofreading services to meet agreed standards;
  • Manage supplier and freelance quality in terms of style and language editing;
  • Provide editorial support to production editors and partners, and ad hoc editorial support to the wider department as required.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate:

  • Excellent editorial skills with previous experience working with style guides and copyediting academic content;
  • Effective communication skills, organizational skills; ability to plan and balance priorities;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and flexibly as part of a team;
  • Professional attitude with a diligent and dedicated approach, and exceptional attention to detail;
  • Previous experience in a production role, involving either print or electronic formats, would be highly advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be provided.

We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box so, if you don’t meet all the criteria, but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.

What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer UK employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including cycle to work and gym membership.

In the US, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% company paid medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance. We also offer a generous 401(k) matching plan and 4 weeks paid vacation in your first year of employment. 

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received, and will arrange interviews when there’s someone we’re keen to meet, so please don’t hold off applying until the closing date is approaching - we don’t want you, or us, to miss out!

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.

Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates.

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.

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