Are you an experienced STM Production Editor who loves producing content to a high standard and has strong communication skills?
Do you have excellent attention to detail, the ability to organise and manage your time autonomously and a passion for producing excellent content within medical journals?

Do you want to work for a values-driven company that delivers meaningful work in the cardiovascular medical education field? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Radcliffe Group Ltd is a digital media and publishing company operating in the cardiology and vascular medicine space. We are currently recruiting for an experienced Production Editor. 

This is a brilliant opportunity for a Production Editor with experience in a similar role, working for a medical journal, with a track record of success and who is adept at multi-tasking and coordinating the workflow of accepted content to agreed publication deadlines. You should enjoy working as a pivotal member of a fast-paced and high performing team. This role requires someone who can work well with others as part of a successful team and autonomously to successfully deliver high-quality content.

- Enjoy working hands-on with manuscripts and have a love of words and scientific content.

- Enjoy having fun and working with people who share common values. 

- Want to work in a family-friendly and flexible culture. 

- Can work proactively, at pace.

 

  • Ensure efficient day-to-day handling of manuscripts in production.
     
  • Coordinate workflow of accepted content through to agreed publication deadlines.
     
  • Quality check manuscript proofs at various stages of production workflow to ensure accuracy, style and correctness prior to publication:
     
    • Conduct quality checks on accepted articles and feedback to the managing editor/editorial coordinator as necessary on failed checks.
       
    • Consolidate feedback from sub-editors, authors and internal editors before sending to the typesetter.
       
    • Read the edited manuscripts to ensure accuracy, style and correctness before sending to the typesetter.
       
    • Conduct quality checks on typeset files received from the typesetter.
       
  • Liaise with external sub-editors and vendors regarding availability, deliverables and scheduling.
     
  • Liaise with authors on proofs.
     
  • Produce final proofs for checking by Managing Editor/Publishing and Editorial Director.
     
  • Produce final PDFs for the web.
     
  • Manage external indexing: production of XML for PMC and uploading metadata to Crossref.
     
  • Identify and rectify issues to improve the output and efficiency of editorial workflows in consultation with the Publishing and Editorial Director.
     
  • Support the editorial coordinator with handling permissions and queries as necessary.
     
  • Act as an arbiter of the production values for the journals, which the Publishing and Editorial Director will oversee.
     
  • Ensure all published journal content adheres to company style and meets external guidance (i.e. abstracting services).
     
  • Act as an intermediary with the editorial team regarding any issues related to ethics and figure manipulation as necessary.
     
  • Maintain the journal house style documentation.
     

Essential: 

- Demonstrable experience as a production editor in an STM journal publishing environment with medical journals. 

- Software: advanced Indesign, Acrobat and Word; intermediate Illustrator and Photoshop. 

- Strong XML editing skills.  

- Demonstrable understanding of journal publication and production processes.  

- Exceptional grasp of UK and US English. 

- Strong understanding of UK copyright law and publishing ethics.  

- Excellent organisational skills. 

- Excellent communication skills.

- A keen eye for detail is essential.  

- Ability to work autonomously is a must.  


Desirable:

- Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in life sciences or health.

- Familiarity with manuscript management platforms.  

- Experience with CMS, preferably Drupal.  

 

Aside from an excellent base salary, we offer a number of benefits. Our approach to pay and perks is evolving on an ongoing basis. At the moment it includes the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (plus an additional 3 days for Christmas)
  • Pension contributions
  • Private Medical Insurance (post probation)
  • Flexible working patterns
  • A hybrid model with the best of both remote and office working (ideally 1-2 office days per week)
  • Potential for sponsorship for professional development
  • 5 days leave for professional development
  • Charity and community initiatives with 2 CSR days
  • Choice of tech kit (Mac or PC)
  • Team and company socials
  • Non-guaranteed profit-related bonus scheme
  • EMI share options scheme (eligibility of 1-year service)

 

Please note that it's important to us that you get the best start in your new role and so we may ask successful candidates to be in more frequently during their first 1-2 weeks. 

We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly and flexible company. We operate a hybrid working model where individuals can benefit from both remote and in-office working. The specific ratio of office vs home working is role dependent.

Well-being is important to us and we have a well-being special interest group, trained Mental Health First Aiders and progressive family-friendly policies. Giving back is also important to us and we spend time on various initiatives such as our virtual mission to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (whilst keeping ourselves active!) and One Can Trust food collections.

We believe that working hard should be coupled with learning and having fun together and previous activities have included a talk from a hostage negotiator, BBQ boat trips on the Thames, a charity cricket match, a virtual pumpkin carving contest, Christmas Quiz, bake-offs as well as more regular activities like our monthly games night (we are always happy to support Radcliffians in creating new interest/activity groups too!).

Radcliffe Group is an inclusive company where you can be yourself and we embrace diversity. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ethnicity, age, religion, sex, gender or sexual orientation.  Having a diverse workforce is important to us.

Interested candidates who meet the person specification and feel they would enjoy working in the Radcliffe Culture should send a cover letter outlining their salary expectations, location, interest and suitability for the role along with a brief CV to:

HR@radcliffe-group.com by the closing date