Key Responsibilities

  • Shape content through editing by focusing on content structure, grammar and spelling, and ensuring conformity with house style.
  • Improve content by providing constructive comments on manuscript; working on the flow of the content; helping authors to effectively bring their point across.
  • See manuscript through all production stages of the publishing process (ie, from manuscript to final product) for both print and online content (including law books, journals, judgments, online articles).
  • Manage authors and freelancers, eg, guide authors through the publishing process, obtain approval for edited manuscripts, chart a publishing schedule, monitor deadlines and follow up to ensure timeliness of project.
  • Ensure quality of the work is first-rate. Publications are published in a timely manner.
  • Work with Content Creation team to identify content that can be repurposed or adapted.
  • Maintain warm, professional relationships with external (authors, legal officers and freelancers) and internal (intra-departmental) stakeholders.
  • Administrative duties, eg, e-mail chasers, arrange payment for typesetter/ tablers / cover designers once project is completed, provide book highlights to Sales & Marketing for writing marketing copy, e-publishing articles on Journals Online, putting together costings, track appeal outcomes, etc.

Key Specification   

  • Have a love for the written word
  • Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written
  • A good Degree with 3-5 years of prior academic editing/publishing experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the publishing process and familiarity with editorial milestones
  • Knowledge of web editing and web publishing will have an advantage
  • Quick to grasp house style requirements
  • Meticulous and organised with an eagle eye for detail
  • Able to multi-task and cope with multiple publications concurrently
  • Have a keen awareness of deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills and able to work under pressure
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Self-motivated
  • Works well individually and in a group
  • Ability to learn on the job and work independently
  • Candidates with formal legal training will have an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word; knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker will have an advantage

This is a contract to permanent position.

Interested candidates are invited to apply here

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.