UK Office

Assistant Production Editor

About Us
Boydell & Brewer is an independent academic publishing company selling high-quality books to a global market. The UK office is based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. We are an Employee-Owned company.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to start a career in publishing, with full training provided. We are looking for an Assistant Production Editor to work in our Pre-Press and Production department. The salary on offer is £20,000 per annum. In addition to that, the role qualifies for an annual profit share dividend which is payable as part of our employee-owned status.

Duties will include:

  • Dealing with all stages of a title from final manuscript submission through to press ready
  • Utilising an XML Workflow in the publication process
  • Preparing print and eBook files using InDesign
  • Managing the relationship with authors while their book is in Pre-Press
  • Liaising with freelance workers
  • General admin

About You
The successful candidate will have:


  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • 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


  • A good honours degree (or equivalent)
  • General office experience
  • Previous publishing experience
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop

Boydell & Brewer is an advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scholarly press community. Individuals from groups under-represented in academic publishing are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 16 November 2022.