Longhorn Publishers Editors Jobs in Kenya

Longhorn Publishers, a leading rm with a strong presence in the Eastern Africa region whose core business is publishing and distributing of educational and leisure publications, wishes to recruit dynamic and results- oriented individuals to ll the following posts:
 
Job Titles: Editor Creative Works and Trade Books (One post)
 
Job Summary: Th e 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 products are in line with the Company’s strategy and meet thresholds in content, layout, brand quality and speed to market.

 

Key Responsibilities
  • Source and induct authors and external readers to facilitate the development and submission of up- to-date manuscripts.
  • Review and evaluate manuscripts to determine if they re ect current interests of the market and whether they satisfy the Company’s publishing requirements.
  • Assume overall responsibility for substantive and copyediting of publications in the Creative and Trade Book section.
  • Develop content for product extension.
  • Prepare and maintain production status reports on pending and in-process publications.
  • Participate in budget preparation for resource allocation and control.
  • Establish the source of copyrighted materials and prepare acknowledgement for illustrations and text used to meet acquisition requirements.
  • Negotiate the selling and buying of rights.
  • Coordinate schedules with suppliers and in-house personnel to meet agreed production schedules.
  • Prepare project proposals for presentation to the Editorial Committee or Management.
Qualifi cations/Competencies
  • Bachelor of Education or Arts degree with a major in English and Literature
  • A post graduate diploma in Mass Communication would be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years experience as an editor in a book-publishing environment.
  • Excellent writing, communication, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of digital publishing will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to appreciate and critic literary works of all genres.
  • Teaching experience with a record of consistent performance will be an added advantage.
Job Title: Editor Sciences – Physics and Chemistry (One post)
 
Job Description: Th e 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 products are in line with the Company’s Strategy and meet thresholds in content, house style, brand quality and speed to market.

Key Responsibilities
  • Source and induct authors and external readers to facilitate the development and submission of up- to-date manuscripts.
  • Evaluate manuscripts to determine if they re ect current interests of the market and whether they satisfy the Company’s publishing requirements.
  • Assume overall responsibility for copyediting and production of publications in Physics and Chemistry.
  • Prepare and maintain production status reports on pending and in-process publications.
  • Participate in budget preparation for resource allocation and control.
  • Establish the source of copyrighted materials and prepare acknowledgement for illustrations and text used to meet acquisition requirements.
  • Coordinate schedules with suppliers and in-house personnel to meet agreed production schedules.
  • Prepare and innovate project proposals for presentation to the editorial meeting and approval by management.
Quali fications / Competencies
  • Bachelor of Education degree in Physics and Chemistry
  • 3 years teaching experience or at least 2 years in editing.
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A team player with strong communication, presentation, analytical and organisation skills.
  • Working knowledge digital publishing will be necessary.
If you are the right candidate for the above position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the quali cations given, submit your application letter and current CV indicating the job title on the subject line 
to jobs@longhornpublishers.com 
or send hard copies to:

e managing Director,
Longhorn Publishers Limited
P.O Box 18033-00500
Nairobi

To reach us not later than Monday 8 February 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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