Assistant Editor Job, Latest Education Jobs In Kenya 2022,

 

JOB TITLE

 

ASSISTANT EDITOR-(BOOKS PUBLISHING)

NATURE OF JOB FULL TIME
SALARY RANGE KSHs 50,000.00
INDUSTRY BOOKS PUBLISHING COMPANY
JOB LOCATION NAIROBI

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain high-quality book content/ quality assurance.
  • Brief and provide writing guidelines to authors in consultation with the Editor
  • Guide Authors on the structure of the book.
  • Evaluate/ review the raw manuscripts from authors and write comprehensive reports to Editor.
  • Perform structural editing of the manuscript in close consultation with the Editor.
  • Oversee and approve design and layout of the manuscript in consultation with Editor.
  • Brief, oversee, confirm, and approve illustrations before being used or payment made in consultation with the Editor and Manager.
  • Perform copy editing of the manuscript as may be assigned by the Editor or Manager from time to time.
  • Proofread and effect corrections on the manuscript.
  • Review and quality check manuscript in consultation with the Editor.
  • Verify facts cited in the manuscript.
  • Rewrite text to make it easier for readers to understand (where necessary).
  • Review and effect proof-reader’s suggestions in consultation with the Editor.
  • Work with writers to help their ideas succeed and to treat the authors with dignity, fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty and transparency.
  • Establish with authors, editors and managers a system/plan for effective and rapid work production.
  • Give illustrations and digital content briefs to the Editor in liaison with the authors.
  • Organise or attend moderation workshops with authors to improve content developed, where necessary.
  • Conduct plagiarism check/ ethical issues in the work submitted by the authors.
  • Close follow-ups with authors and detect non-performing authors as well as offer recommendations on their termination.
  • Write and provide the line Editor with relevant book production documents such as conformity letter and author bios/ details.
  • Recommend royalty split ratio based on the author’s final contributions of the content in consultation with the Editor and Manager.
  • Attend status report meetings and submit weekly status reports to the Editor and Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education or Arts Degree or its equivalents
  • At least 2 years’ experience as an editor in a book-publishing environment
  • A high level of creativity and innovation
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, computer literacy, strong organisation skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to appreciate and critic literary works of all genres
  • Working knowledge of digital publishing and design will be an added advantage
  • Teaching experience with a record of consistent performance will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

  • If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV to [email protected]
  • Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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