We have two part-time roles on offer : Project Editor & Marketing/ Publicity

Project Editor Part Time

 Because ours is a small company, this role is a superb opportunity to be exposed to every part of publishing, from commissioning, to editorial meetings, to cover design, to choice of title. We will make every commitment to your ongoing professional development in return for hard work and efficiency.

 UIT is a successful independent publisher based in Cambridge, with two separate and well-respected imprints. UIT Cambridge specialises in popular science, using the series name ‘without the hot air’, and Green Books has á decades long reputation for books on sustainability.

 We are now seeking an experienced Project Editor to help us continue our growth and success, to shepherd books through every stage of their production and life cycle.

 You will manage or be involved in:

  • Project managing forthcoming books, from paper selection, through to printer's proofs and finished books delivered into the warehouse:
  • Arranging printing of new titles, and the production of ebooks.
  • Stock control and scheduling reprints to ensure titles remain in print and in stock.
  • Gathering, checking and publishing the data on the systems that inform the book trade of existing and new titles.
  • liaison with authors & freelancers; managing the budgets, quality control and timeliness of sub-contracted editing and proofreading work

You will work closely with the Publisher and with the Financial Director on all aspects of your work.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good educational qualifications. Quantitative subjects, and arts and humanities, are equally welcome.
  • Strong IT skills, experience of Adobe Indesign, Excel, html, Photoshop usig Apple Mac
  • Exceptionally well-honed organisation skills, able to juggle multiple projects & manage budgets to deadlines as the role combines editorial & production roles.
  • Editorial experience is an advantage since you are quality-controlling other people's editing, though you don't need to be able to edit or proofread.
  • An eye for detail to catch errors or suggest corrections at proof checking stage, because the quality of the book depends on this
  • Good interpersonal skills and a firm, assertive manner, as there is constant liaison with authors, external contractors, freelancers and suppliers by email and telephone.
  • An understanding that work should be consistent, accurate and performed according to company standards and on budget
  • Confidence using a range of systems as publishing is computer driven
  • The ability and willingness to learn new electronic systems speedily
  • Confidence working with numbers as the stock control system requires you to be numerate.

Applicants who have already worked in publishing will ideally also have:

  • Proven editorial experience.

 

How to apply

Email the following to jobs-2018@uit.co.uk  by 7th July 2018

  1. A cover letter, outlining what you want to achieve in your career, why you are suited to this job, and anything else you think is important.
  2. Your salary expectations.
  3. Your CV, giving full educational qualifications and details of all work to date.

 

Publicity and marketing - Part-time Position

If you are hungry to succeed and prepared to work hard and be well rewarded for your efforts, then we can offer you a great opportunity to progress in publishing with training and support.

 

UIT is a successful independent publisher based in Cambridge, with two separate and well-respected imprints. UIT Cambridge specialises in popular science, using the series name ‘without the hot air’, and Green Books has á decades long reputation for books on sustainability.

 

We are looking for an experienced Publicity and Marketing person to help us continue our growth and success and build closer relationships with the book trade, the media, our readers and authors.

 

You will manage or be involved in:

  • Writing promotional copy for the trade, the media and advertisers and ensuring timely and accurate publicity data is available to them.
  • Liaising with booksellers and the trade with ongoing promotion of new and backlist titles.
  • Setting up book launches and events, liaising with authors and attending Book Fairs.
  • Writing and despatch of online and conventional marketing, including newsletters, our websites, blogs, catalogues and book covers.
  • Building up our publicity and marketing contacts.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good educational qualifications of any discipline.
  • Strong IT skills, experience of Indesign, Excel, html, familiarity with social networks
  • A good command of English and an ability to write copy accurately and with style.
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Possessing high standards and an eye for detail
  • Able to plan and work independently and use initiative, but also able to take direction and be part of a small team

Applicants who have already worked in publishing will ideally also have:

  • Proven experience of promoting non-fiction titles successfully.

You will work closely with the Publisher and with the Sales Director on all aspects of your work.

How to apply

Email the following to jobs-2018@uit.co.uk by 7th July

  1. A cover letter, outlining what you want to achieve in your career, why you are suited to this job, and anything else you think is important.
  2. Your salary expectations.
  3. Your CV, giving full educational qualifications and details of all work to date.

If you are a freelance editor, designer, proofreader or indexer with experience in trade non-fiction then we will be happy to add you to our database for consideration for projects in the future. If you would like to be added to our database then please email jobs-2016-06@greenbooks.co.uk with your CV.