LEGAL EDITOR / SENIOR LEGAL EDITOR

LEGAL EDITOR / SENIOR LEGAL EDITOR

Organisation:

Singapore Academy of Law

 

Key Responsibilties:

  • Edit law books and journals by focusing on content structure, grammar and spelling, and ensuring conformity with house style.
  • See manuscript through all production stages of the publishing process (ie, from manuscript to final product).
  • Manage authors and freelancers, eg, obtain approval for edited manuscripts, set deadlines and follow up to ensure timeliness of project.
  • Ensure quality of the work is first-rate.
  • Maintain warm, professional relationships with external (authors and freelancers) and internal (intra-departmental) stakeholders.
  • Administrative duties, eg, e-mail chasers, arrange payment for typesetter/ tablers/ cover designers once project is completed, provide book highlights to Sales & Marketing for writing marketing copy, e-publishing articles on Journals Online, putting together costings, etc.

 

Key Specifications:

  • Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • A good Degree with 3-5 years of prior academic editing/publishing experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the publishing process and familiarity with editorial milestones.
  • Quick to grasp house style requirements.
  • Meticulous and organised with an eagle eye for detail.
  • Able to multi-task and cope with numerous publications concurrently.
  • Have a keen awareness of deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills and able to work under pressure.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to learn on the job and work independently.
  • Candidates with formal legal training will have an advantage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit your resume, stating your current / expected salary and date of availability to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.