Careers

Production Editor

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd is looking to recruit a Production Editor to join a dynamic team to manage the production of books across all areas of our publishing programme. The duties include editorial and production project management, copy-editing, proofreading, researching images, preparing jacket design briefs, maintaining accurate publication data and liaising with authors, freelance project managers and designers.

We are looking for an energetic and articulate team-player with a good eye for design and a zero tolerance attitude to typos. The role provides plenty of variety and requires a calm head at busy times when deadlines are tight. Previous experience is highly desirable, be it 6 months or 2 years. Regardless of experience, a meticulous eye for detail is crucial. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a proven interest in the areas we publish in.

Applications in writing to Stuart Weir, Production Director (sweir@ibtauris.com) by 13th January 2017.

 

Editor – Middle East Studies

I.B.Tauris is seeking an experienced Editor for its highly-regarded Middle East Studies list. The post will involve all aspects of managing an extensive and varied market-leading list, including actively commissioning and acquiring new books (both academic and trade), overseeing contracted projects and representing the list internationally.

Demonstrable knowledge of the contemporary  Middle East is required, together with a good degree in an appropriate HSS subject. The ideal candidate will have a solid publishing track record, together with enthusiasm, intellect and energy in abundance.
The post will be permanent, full-time and based in the I.B.Tauris London office. Interested candidates should send a CV and tailored covering letter to Liz Stuckey (lstuckey@ibtauris.com).

 

Work Placements

I.B.Tauris operates a work placement scheme for those considering a career in publishing. No previous experience is required but applicants must be currently undertaking a higher education course within the UK for which a work placement forms part of the course. The experience will provide a solid introduction to the publishing industry that should appeal to prospective employers.

Placements typically last for 3–4 weeks (full-time), based in our central London office. During the placement, the successful applicant will be assigned a mentor from one department, but efforts will also be made to provide experience in a variety of projects across a range of other departments, including Editorial, Production, Sales, Marketing and Publicity.

Places on this programme are limited but if you would like to apply, please email a CV and covering letter, stating the dates you would be available, and indicating whether there are any specific areas of the publishing process that are of most interest. Applications should be sent to Liz Stuckey.

 

Freelance Opportunities

Jacket Designers and Project Managers wanted

We are always on the lookout for: versatile freelance jacket and cover designers with a good sense of the serious trade market; project managers to work on manuscripts from delivery to final pdfs; illustrated book designers.

A CV or portfolio as appropriate should be sent to Sophie or Sara.

I.B.Tauris & Co.
6 Salem Road
London
W2 4BU
United Kingdom

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