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Last updated: Wednesday 11 October, 2017
Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor
sagepub
£20,000 - £30,000
London, Central London
sagepub
 

About the Job

OVERVIEW
SAGE is innovating around how we might support social science researchers engaging with big data and new technology. We are doing this through the creation of new services and products that can provide value to the research community while at the same offering new business opportunities for SAGE. Following the initial discovery phase of the project, we have kicked off with the first of our new product lines: online courses teaching data science skills to social scientists.
The purpose of this role is to:
• Support the Development Editor in performing her/his editorial and commissioning responsibilities
• Support the Development Editor in the development of online courses
• Ensure SAGE offers a high level of service to its content partners within the job role’s areas of responsibility

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:
Computer literacy – you must be confident and experienced with using a computer and unafraid of learning new systems
Efficiency – you will need to be able to manage a varied workload involving many different tasks. You will need to prioritize effectively and allocate appropriate amounts of time to each task
Accuracy – you will be required to accurately input information into systems and documents
Research – you will be required to search for, select and present relevant information about potential courses, markets and commissioning leads
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintaining accurate project information on trackers, databases and spreadsheets
• Organizing the reviewing of course material
• Finding and tracking potential reviewers
• Contacting and chasing reviewers
• Processing invoices and payments, and keeping track of payments
• Processing, chasing, and keeping track of contracts
• Scheduling meetings and writing minutes if required
• Obtaining permission to use copyrighted material, and tracking this process
• Assisting in researching and scoping leads for new courses
• Assisting with researching and analyzing competitors
• Assisting with analyzing market research and course feedback
• Proofreading and copyediting some promotional course material
• Assisting with preparing videos for courses e.g. liaising with the Production department or providing edit notes
• Contacting and chasing content partners, and assisting with relationship management
• Assisting with the resourcing of course instructor support

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
• Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
• A degree in any subject

LANGUAGE, ANALYTICAL SKILLS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
• Excellent organizational skills – you will need to be very effective at record-keeping, tracking information and projects, chasing people, working to deadlines, and juggling multiple tasks
• Excellent interpersonal skills – you need to be able to liaise effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts, in person, on calls, and via email
• Must be flexible – this is a new project, and you need to be comfortable with refining and adapting processes as you go along
• A good understanding of social science research is an advantage but not essential
• Interest in elearning an advantage
Skills: Copywriting, Editorial, Project Management

Job information

Salary: £Competitive + Benefits

Contact information

Telephone: 020 7 324 8500

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