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Editorial Production Assistant

Imray is the leading publisher of information for leisure sailors.  The company is at a time of exciting change as we build on our long heritage, international reputation and well-established nautical books and charts to create a new generation of products and services.  Our nautical books are written by leading sailing authors and clubs and cover key sailing areas worldwide.  


The role

The role of Editorial Production Assistant is based in our nautical book department and would suit someone with good organization and basic editorial production skills with an interest in travel publishing.  It’d be an ideal first or second job for someone with an interest in design and words.

You will work closely with the Editorial and Design team on the editing and production of new titles and new editions.  


Tasks include

Desktop publishing, using Adobe Creative Suite to assist with image corrections, photo editing and book layouts
Correcting manuscripts

Proofreading and basic copy editing

Compiling book supplements to support our books

Uploading text and images to our website using a content management system

Compiling and distributing email newsletters using Mailchimp. Additional social media work may be available if desired. 

Departmental admin including emails, photocopying and other routine tasks


About you

Studied to degree level 

Good communication skills and happy to work within a team

Highly organised with an eye for detail and an interest in words

Ability to pick up new processes and procedures

Good editing and proofreading skills

An understanding of book or other design printing and production processes would be advantageous but not essential

An interest in travel, geography and sailing would also be useful.  

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop would be an advantage. 



Contract  Full time permanent role 

Location  Wych House, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, with some flexibility. Our offices are in the centre of St Ives where there is public parking and good access to the guided bus to Cambridge.

Salary The compensation associated with this position is competitive and will be agreed during the interview process based on skills and experience. 


All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the position.

To apply

Please send a CV and cover letter (2 pages max) outlining your relevant experience and motivation for this role to by 9am Wednesday 26 April 2023. First interviews will take place week commencing 1 May 2023.