Production Editor/Production Manager, Forum for Modern Language Studies - AD2234NB

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 04 Oct 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible Fixed Term: 1 year in the first instance Part Time: 100-140 hours per annum

Forum for Modern Language Studies, a leading academic journal owned by the Court of the University of St Andrews and currently published by Oxford University Press, is seeking to appoint a Production Editor/Production Manager.

Forum for Modern Language Studies publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed research in the fields of Modern Languages and Literatures from the Middle Ages to the present-day, including linguistics, comparative literature, translation studies and film studies. Its main subject areas are Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It publishes two General Issues and two Special Issues per annum with book reviews a further feature of all four issues.

Working closely with academic authors, the journal’s General Editors, the Senior Production Editor, the publisher (Oxford University Press) and the typesetters, the Production Editor’s initial primary role will be to track, correct and coordinate proofs of articles to be published in General Issues of the journal (two per annum, each containing 5–8 articles / approx. 136 pages) from receipt from the typesetters to signing them off for publication. They will also advise on the composition of individual issues of the journal.

A further strand of the role concerns book reviews. Tasks include logging and collating book reviews received, proofreading these, and signing them off for publication.

Good word-processing skills will be assumed, but training in other technical aspects of the role, notably the use of electronic proofing tools, will be provided. Full training will also be given in the use of OUP’s online article submission and tracking system, ScholarOne Manuscripts and in technical aspects of the role, notably the use of electronic proofing tools.

In support of your application, please provide a recent CV and a personal statement of suitability (in no more than one side of A4) outlining your qualifications, previous experience, expertise, motivation and suitability for the role.  

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mary Rigby, the journal’s Senior Production Editor ( ).  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional services posts at the University.  

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on: .  

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at .  

Closing Date: Monday 4th October 2021 at 5:00pm (UK Time)  

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Friday 5 November 2021.   

For all applications, please quote ref: AD2234NB   

Further Particulars: AD2234NB FPs.doc

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