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Production Editor

We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Production Editorial department in our London office. The position will offer scope for considerable autonomy and responsibility.

Key duties:

  • Setting up and managing the production schedule for a group of titles from both the Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Singing Dragon imprints.
  • Ensuring books are produced on time, to budget and to a high quality.
  • Taking manuscripts through all stages of production up to publication.
  • Briefing and overseeing freelance copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers, and providing constructive feedback to ensure high-quality work.
  • Coordinating and collating author and editor corrections.
  • Communicating effectively with authors throughout the production process.
  • Building effective working relationships with both internal and external colleagues.
  • Managing workflows and identifying ways to improve processes to ensure high-quality and efficient publication.
  • Working as an enthusiastic and cooperative team player within a dynamic, effective and flexible team.


Desired skills and experience:

  • Impeccable grammar and spelling and a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management and ability to prioritise tasks to ensure all work is completed on time and to agreed standards.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • An interest in the subjects published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Singing Dragon.
  • The desire to make a difference.


Please send your CV, covering letter and salary expectations by email by Monday 21 August 2017 to Early applications will be prioritised.


Freelance copyeditors, proofreaders and indexers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers are looking to expand our pool of freelancers and we are seeking experienced copyeditors, proofreaders and indexers.

Applicants must have the relevant qualifications, a meticulous eye for detail and an interest in the subjects published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Singing Dragon.

Please email your CV and details of your related experience to Emma Holak at