Current vacancies

Senior Editor

Salary: £34–38k

Garnet Education is an independent, specialist ELT publisher based in central Reading. We are seeking a Senior Editor to work on commissioning, project-managing, developing and editing print and digital materials, leading projects from the commissioning stage through to publication. We are currently operating a hybrid office- and home-based method of working. Candidates must be willing to work several days each week at the Reading office.

Duties will include:

  • managing multi-component projects: commissioning new material; content-developing and content-editing in detail; copy-editing; briefing copy-editors/proofreaders; taking overall responsibility for managing all stages of the publishing process
  • working closely with authors: establishing good working relationships and providing detailed and constructive suggestions to ensure Garnet products are of a consistently high standard
  • taking responsibility for the realization of a product to brief, and for its consistency, accuracy, legal acceptability and appropriateness to the intended market
  • briefing and overseeing the work of freelance editors
  • writing or rewriting material as necessary
  • taking responsibility for the review and development of content, and, in liaison with the Editorial Manager and senior management, being actively involved in the planning of future publishing and the identification of new opportunities
  • liaising with customers/institutions as required
  • in liaison with the Editorial Manager, effectively delegating tasks to other team members
  • working collaboratively as part of the in-house editorial team
  • working with the wider Garnet team and external suppliers, advisers and colleagues
  • copy-editing and proofreading material to a consistently high standard
  • planning project schedules
  • preparing project budgets
  • working closely with the design team throughout all stages of product development
  • briefing and working alongside the digital team on joint editorial–digital projects
  • working closely with the production team, including briefing for copyright permissions and photo research
  • briefing the sales and marketing teams on product specifications and timelines
  • briefing audio/video producers and actors, and attending recordings/production sessions
  • ensuring contractual obligations and company policies are adhered to on each project
  • creating or amending workflow systems for each project
  • keeping up to date with developments and trends in the ELT/educational world
  • staying up to date with developments in key markets
  • occasionally travelling, if required, for the purposes of work

To apply or ask for more details, please write (including your CV and covering letter in the case of an application) to to Emily McIntyre (Production Manager): emilymcintyre@garneteducation.com

Closing date: Friday 10th June 2022


Editor

Salary: £28–32k

Garnet Education is an independent, specialist ELT publisher based in central Reading. We are seeking an Editor to work on project-managing and editing print and digital materials from the manuscript stage through to production. We are currently operating a hybrid office- and home-based method of working. Candidates must be willing to work several days each week at the Reading office.

Duties will include:

  • copy-editing manuscripts to a consistently high standard, applying consistency and clarity, and ensuring adherence to house/series style
  • proofreading print materials (books, supplementary materials, marketing materials) to a consistently high standard throughout the production stages, producing electronic pdf markups according to house practice (or, on occasion, BSI-standard print markups)
  • content-editing manuscripts of individual course components, especially workbooks, digital learning objects and teacher’s books
  • in liaison with the digital team, content-checking and testing digital learning objects and other digital products
  • maintaining an awareness of schedules and raising any issues in a timely manner
  • briefing and overseeing the work of other in-house or freelance editors assigned to projects
  • briefing and working closely with in-house designers
  • liaising with the digital team as necessary on joint editorial–digital projects, including negotiating workflows between departments
  • working closely with the production team, including briefing for copyright permissions and photo research
  • providing information to the sales and marketing teams to support product launches and promotional campaigns
  • developing knowledge and understanding of Garnet Education titles, and taking an active interest in competitors’ products and the wider ELT market
  • ensuring that electronic files are clearly labelled and correctly filed
  • completing and maintaining project paperwork at each stage of the production process
  • contributing to the maintenance and improvement of in-house documentation, processes and procedures
  • attending and taking an active role in editorial and wider company meetings
  • attending in-house and external training

To apply or ask for more details, please write (including your CV and covering letter in the case of an application) to to Emily McIntyre (Production Manager): emilymcintyre@garneteducation.com

Closing date: Friday 10th June 2022


Digital Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor

Location: Reading (hybrid working, at least 2 days-a-week in the office)
Salary: £18–24k (dependent on experience)

Garnet Education is an independent ELT publisher, specializing in General English and English for Specific Academic Purposes. We are seeking an enthusiastic, eager-to-learn editor to work in our small digital team on a permanent basis. You will be starting out in a career in ELT publishing, or perhaps looking for your second role in the industry.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • assisting in the creation of learning objects and other digital offerings, working closely with the Digital Manager, Digital Editor and Senior Digital Specialist;
  • overseeing the creation of instructional design documents for the creation of original learning objects;
  • liaising with off-site developers, providing clear and comprehensive feedback.

You should have excellent organizational and communication skills, a keen eye for detail and a genuine interest in ELT/educational publishing. Relevant editorial experience or a background in TEFL would be an added advantage.

The role will be based at our Reading office – 15 minutes’ walk from the train station. To apply to join our friendly team, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you’d be a good fit for a role at Garnet Education to Matthew George at matthewgeorge@garneteducation.com.

Closing date: 20th May 2022

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