Development Editor

Client Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
Reference # DevEd#2017
Published 15/05/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
The Development Editor position is envisaged as a starter position for a graduate who has an interest in entering the publishing profession, and in gaining experience in the necessary background research and support tasks that are undertaken in the commissioning of learning materials as used in the higher education sector. The Development Editor will assist the publishing team by undertaking various preliminary and administrative tasks that need to be completed in the course of commissioning content, and in the sales of published products.
Job Functions Editing
Industries Publishing
To assist the publishers in market research for specific commissioning work
Adding missing data to the Academic Database
Set up commissioning workshops
Commission and develop ancillary materials
Obtain reviews and technical edits
Administrative tasks relating to commissioning
Assistance with publishing and production functions
A university or University of Technology degree, preferably post-graduate
Relevant experience in research
Sound knowledge of the South African Higher Education system
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent customer service orientation; tenacity and follow-through
Ability to take initiative, willing and able to trouble-shoot problems.
Computer literacy and database skills: proven ability to work with databases and analyse
and interpret data
Research skills: logical thinking and analysis skills: ability to synthesise and interpret
data, and compile comprehensive reports with necessary recommendations.
Language proficiency and ability to draft own correspondence; excellent verbal and
written communication skills.

Job Closing Date 26/05/2017
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