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Science Editor (Biology / Chemistry) Job in Kenya

Longhorn Publishers a leading provider of educational and other learning materials in the  Eastern Africa region.

We wish to recruit highly competent, proactive and self driven persons to fill the following positions;

Science Editor – Biology / Chemistry

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The Editor will manage book projects by initiating authorship, directing the design process, editing to completion and approving sample copy for bulk delivery.


She/he will ensure that developed products books are in line with the company’s strategic thinking and meet thresholds in content, layout, brand quality and speed too market.

Key Responsibilities
  • Sources and induct authors and external readers to facilitate the development and submission of up- to –date manuscripts in the subject area. 
  • Evaluates manuscripts to determine if they reflect current interests of the market and whether they satisfy the Company’s publishing requirements.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for copyediting and production of publications in the subject area.
  • Organizes, coordinates and participates in product development workshops.
  • Develops content for product extension.
  • Prepares and maintains production status reports on pending and in-process publications.
  •  Works closely with the Business Development and Research Department to come up with products that meet customer needs and expectations to create a competitive edge
  • Participates in budget preparation for resource allocation and control.
  • Establishes the source of copyrighted materials and prepares acknowledgements for illustrations and text used to meet acquisition requirements.
  • Coordinate schedules with suppliers and in-house personnel to meet agreed production schedules.
  • Prepares and innovates project proposals for presentation to the editorial meeting and approval by management.

Qualification / Competencies
  • Bachelor of Education degree in Biology and Chemistry
  • 3 years teaching experience or 4 years in editing.
  • Experience in manuscript and book evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A team player with strong communication skills, presentation, analytical and organisation skills.
  • Computer literacy  - Ms Office applications
  • Working knowledge of e-learning needs and processes will be necessary.

How to Apply

A cover letter and current CV in pdf, indicating contact of two referees and expected salary should be emailed to jobs@longhornpublishers.com not later than 25 September 2013.


We advise that only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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