Editorial Assistant, Books (Singapore)

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 is one of the world’s largest publishers of high-quality, peer reviewed scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works. We empower learners, thinkers and doers with trusted knowledge that advances research and enriches lives. We bring together diverse people, ideas and opinions to validate and publish the experts, theories and truths that matter. And we’ve been doing this in an unbroken arc since 1798.

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

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.

Please submit your application before advert closing date of January 8th 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 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, organizing 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


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

What we offer in return:

Competitive salary
20 days annual leave
4 volunteering days annually
Day off for your birthday
Seasonal social and charitable events
Training and development
Blended style and flexible working time
Right tools for remote working

Additional Information:

You must have theright to work and live inSingapore

This role is based in Singapore, flexible working is offered with this role however the ability to attend in-person events or training in our office at VisionCrest Commerical on Penang Road will be required. Current team members are typically in the office 2-4 days per month.

At Taylor & Francis we 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.

We know that sometimes the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t fit all the requirements. If you’re excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.

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