Development Editors

Salary: £34-38k

Garnet Education is an independent, specialist ELT publisher based in central Reading. We are seeking two Development Editors with solid ELT experience to work on commissioning, project-managing, content development and editing of 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 able to work several days each week in 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
  • 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 Emily McIntyre (Production Manager):

Closing date: Monday 10th October 2022