Working for us
You will have the opportunity to manage the production of journals, reports, books and other publications, in both print and digital form, for leading publishers and public sector organisations throughout Europe.
You will have direct contact with clients and the opportunity to develop a strong personal reputation for quality, reliability and delivering results. Note that we are a specialist publishing services company: our clients are publishers, but we are not.
The skills you bring to us will determine which team you work in and which clients you work for. We generally look for people with demonstrable experience of one or more of the following:
- editorial office management
- substantive editing or rewriting
- publishing project management.
First-class technical skills are important as well (see separate panel).
- Unless otherwise stated, all posts advertised here are full-time and are based in Perth. Full-time means working 37.5 hours weekly during Monday to Friday inclusive (there is a flexible working scheme).
- All employees, unless they opt out, are automatically enrolled in a contributory pension plan (to which the company currently also contributes 5% of qualifying earnings).
- There is a scheme for providing financial support for long-term distance learning courses.
- Holiday entitlement is 29 days annually, including four company fixed days (two at Christmas and two at New Year), rising to 34 days after 3 years’ service.
- Occasional travel may be required, e.g. for training or to conferences or to clients’ offices in the UK or abroad (typically mainland Europe). This is a key requirement for all posts.
- An ideal background is a degree in science or humanities and either relevant publishing experience or a postgraduate publishing qualification. Relevant experience means experience gained in an editorial, design, production or technology environment, preferably with an STM or humanities publisher.
- We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, or pregnancy or maternity status.
- We do not accept applications submitted by or sent via recruitment agencies.
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and supply proof of this.
- We work on confidential and sensitive material. All employees must be able to pass a Disclosure Scotland background check (or other check as required by our clients).
All vacancies are now closed
Interviews are postponed until working at home has ceased and travel becomes commonplace again.
Summer internships. We will form a longlist of 14 applicants and advise those on it that internships may now start in July or August, and perhaps last for 6 or 8 weeks rather than 3 months. We will not decide whom to select from the longlist to interview at this time. For information, we received 146 applications for the publishing internship and 6 applications for the technology internship.
Project editor. We will form a shortlist of six applicants. Recruitment is postponed at present. Those on the shortlist will be contacted directly. For information, we received 52 applications.
Outlook. In both cases if you have not heard from us by the end of April, your application has been unsuccessful.
We will arrange interviews only after we are certain that recruitment can proceed. Among the factors we have to consider is the possibility of a second lockdown being announced in coming months. We will decide whether or not to continue with recruitment when we have more information. We may not be able to proceed but aim to do so if at all possible.
We welcome speculative applications even when we are not actively recruiting, but only if you have solid publishing experience.
We won’t reply directly, but we will keep your details on file and consider your application if a suitable vacancy comes up in the following 3 months.
Skills we are particularly interested in:
- writing and rewriting
- copy-editing, especially in science and medicine
- publishing project management
- editorial office management