Careers at Boydell and Brewer

UK Office

Assistant Production Editor

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

We are looking for an Assistant Production Editor to work closely with the Head of Pre-Press and the Senior Production Editor.

Duties include:
  • Dealing with the various stages of taking a project from final manuscript to printed book
  • Communicating with authors regarding manuscript presentation, images, general queries, proofs and so on
  • Liaising with freelance workers
  • Liaising with our Editorial department regarding cover images
  • Checking illustration quality
  • General pre-press administration and many other tasks
The successful candidate will have:
  • Essential:
    • General office experience and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop
    • First class organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workload
    • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a high level of tact and professionalism
    • Self-motivation and a willingness to take on responsibility
    • High level of accuracy with precise attention to detail
  • Desirable:
    • Publishing experience
If you have the relevant skills and experience please apply by forwarding an up to date CV and covering letter to careers@boydell.co.uk as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

Assistant Editor

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk
Salary: Up to £19,000, dependant on experience.


Boydell and Brewer is an international, independent academic publishing company; we specialise in the humanities across the board. We are looking for an Assistant Editor to work closely with the Editorial Director in medieval studies.

Duties include:
  • Acting as primary point of contact for correspondence and liaison with authors: in particular answering queries, dealing with cover images and checking writing progress.
  • Co-ordinating and managing the peer review process.
  • Providing administrative support to the Editorial Director, including preparing, sending and monitoring the return of contracts.
  • Communicating with production and sales and marketing departments.
  • Representing the Press at external events such as conferences.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Essential:
    • Educated to degree level.
    • First class organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy and demanding workload
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a high level of tact and professionalism
    • Confident using MS word and Excel
    • Self-motivation and a willingness to take on responsibility
    • High level of accuracy, both written and numerical, with excellent attention to detail
  • Desirable:
    • An interest in/knowledge of an aspect of medieval studies.
    • Some publishing or commercial experience beyond academia.
Parking is available onsite and working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you have the relevant skills and experience please apply by forwarding an up to date CV and covering letter to careers@boydell.co.uk as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

US Office

Editorial Internship

Boydell & Brewer, Inc.
Camden House/University of Rochester Press


Support the University of Rochester Press and Camden House Editorial Directors and the University of Rochester Press Managing Editor by performing administrative and light editorial tasks.

Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills, computer skills, a sharp eye for detail, and excellent proofreading skills necessary
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in English grammar and usage, and an excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Maturity and good organization, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with databases and data entry a plus
Responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with URP and Camden House editorial directors; assist with administrative tasks related to editorial activities and objectives
  • Communicate with academic authors and editors about matters related to their books or series
  • Maintain physical and electronic author and production files
  • Maintain physical data for proposed and contracted books and authors in Dataflex
  • Assist with compiling and distributing new book proposals to editorial board members; coordinate board member votes and responses to proposals; help with planning of editorial board meetings
  • Take minutes at URP editorial board meetings
  • Send manuscripts to peer reviewers, arrange payment for reader reports
  • Mail and track author publishing contracts
  • Occasionally mail copyedited manuscripts to contributors
  • Conduct occasional library and web research, etc.
  • Send occasional rejection form letters
  • Maintain publicity blurbs and author bios in database
  • Occasional light copyediting, proofreading, photocopying
  • Mail/distribute presentation copies as books publish
  • Assist other editorial or production staff in administrative tasks when needed.
  • Approximately 20 hours per week, regular schedule
This internship is unpaid, but can be arranged for course credit as long as the student is sponsored by an approved faculty member

Interested candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter explaining why they feel they are qualified, and how this internship will help them in future career goals, to Julia Cook at cook@boydellusa.net.