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Humanities Editor 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;

Humanities Editor

1 Post       

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.

  • Bachelor of Education degree in Geography, History, Business
  • 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 not later than 25 September 2013.

We advise that only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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