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Marshall Cavendish Education

Principal Editor, Chinese Language

Role and responsibilities: 

  • Provide thorough editing of projects, to ensure delivery of high quality – accuracy and adherence to project brief and goals/big idea.
  • Lead and manage a small project team comprising editors and creative team members to ensure clear and timely communication and efficiency of working so as to achieve project outcomes.
  • Plan and manage project schedules, and provide timely notification of any unforeseen delays, with proposals for mitigation (problem-solving).
  • Adhere to agreed budgets to ensure cost effective production.
  • Provide input to the Commissioning Editor as s/he drives the conceptualisation process on a new project, in terms of its unique features and tangible benefits. Give input on competitor analysis and utilise that information to strengthen the benefits and competitiveness of allocated projects.
  • Review/assess quality of editing and adherence to the brief/syllabus, as needed, at key critical moments, on projects across the editorial groups and providing feedback and guidance to editors whose work is reviewed.
  • Mentor and coach editors, as needed.

Pre-requisites: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Chinese Language or related subject.
  • Effectively bilingual in Chinese and English.
  • Min 8 years’ editorial experience in publishing. 
  • Teaching experience is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to manage strong personalities.
  • Meticulous and deadline-oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure.

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