Editorial Assistant, Books (Singapore)

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Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge, and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group publishes high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realize their individual potential.

Our purpose is to foster human progress through knowledge. We strongly believe that this requires us to encourage and examine different ideas and voices, so that any work that meets our exacting levels of quality deserves to be included in our publications. This requires open minds, the opportunity for robust debate, and the courage to defend perspectives that stand up to scrutiny, even if they conflict with our personal beliefs or values. Because that’s the only way to find the best obtainable version of the truth and, ultimately, foster human progress. If you agree, then we’d love to hear from you.

Job Description

The Humanities and Social Science Books arm of Taylor & Francis (Routledge) is looking for an organised, methodical and motivated Editorial Assistant to join our books editorial team in Singapore. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the academic book publishing process in a demanding role where the assistant will be working on a range of academic books in social science and humanities.

Closing Date: Applications will close on Thursday 4th July 2024.

Applications are shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we will be interviewing alongside advertising. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity.

What you'll be doing:

  • Provide administrative support to the Book Commissioning Editors.
  • Assist the Editors in sending proposals for review, drawing up author contracts and, chasing reviews during the book proposal process.
  • Provide pre- and post-publication care to authors, including chasing authors to deliver manuscripts, advising on permissions and copyright queries, and checking and passing manuscripts to production.
  • Keep author and project databases up to date, organising author book promotion flyers and sending gratis copies to authors and contributors.
  • Act as the main point of contact for numerous authors and internal departments.

Qualifications

What we’re looking for:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise workload, and multitask
  • Excellent team-working skills, and a collegiate approach to working
  • Good at troubleshooting, solution finding and decision-making
  • Strong command of English (oral and written)
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programmes
  • An interest in academic publishing
  • Previous Publishing experience would be an advantage but not essential

Additional Information

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing, and flexible working. You will be joining a thriving business, working alongside an exceptional group of people. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

What we offer in return:

  • An excellent work/life balance with a fantastic, flexible working culture
  • 20 days(pro-rata for first year) annual leave per year, plus an extra day off for your birthday
  • 4 paid volunteering days each year
  • Under the local company’s healthcare insurance plan
  • Employee assistance programme – offering 24/7 well-being support
  • Performance bonus
  • Share Match – plan that matches every company share purchased with two free shares
  • Annual health screening, optical and dental care

Location:

  • This role is open to candidates in all locations across Singapore, and you must have the right to work and live in Singapore
  • This role is based in Singapore, Taylor & Francis has flexible hybrid working options for how employees can work based on their role. Flexible working is offered with this role however the ability to attend in-person events or training in our Singapore office will be required. Current team members are typically in the office 2-4 days per week.

We want all our candidates to shine in our recruitment process. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ensure you are able to show us your best self. This could include having the application form in a different format, more time for questions, or anything else – please ask us, we are happy to be flexible! Please contact [email protected]

Being Yourself at Taylor & Francis

If you’re excited about working with Taylor & Francis to foster human progress through knowledge, we invite you to apply even if your existing skills and experience don’t fit every item listed above. At Taylor & Francis, we are at our best and most successful when colleagues can be themselves and make a contribution regardless of their identity or background. As a colleague, you will have the opportunity to further innovate and develop in areas that you are passionate about. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success at work and to live a healthy, balanced life.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in and value diversity of people and thought, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where all colleagues can learn and succeed as their true selves. Taylor & Francis recruits, develops, and retains colleagues without regard to any protected personal characteristics or other non-merit based factor.

We genuinely care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing, and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/careers 

Or better yet check out our LinkedIn ‘Life’ Page, highlighting our accomplishments, employees, and company culture. It’s also a good way of meeting our recruitment team, who will be happy to advise you on your journey here at T&F. 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-&-francis-group/life/79e0c27c-afdf-4bbb-84e6-5f8ed5e10bb8/ 

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