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Copyediting manager

Copyediting manager

locationUnited Kingdom
remoteHybrid | Remote
ExpiresExpires: 26/08/2022
Permanent position

This is an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals. 

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher. We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.


The role 

We are seeking applicants for the position of copyediting manager reporting into the head of production. This full-time position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals. 


Key responsibilities 

  • Managing a team of copyeditors under the leadership of the head of production
  • Responsible for recruiting talented copyeditors, ensure high efficiency, optimal training and supporting their professional development
  • Define performance benchmarks and plans for the team
  • Responsible for monitoring progress to targets, analysing data to report on productivity, efficiency, and forecasting
  • Drafting new procedures, templates and policies, as well as optimising workflows and updating guidelines, in order to ensure quality and turnaround time standards are met during the copyediting process
  • Ensuring articles are processed in a timely and efficient manner without delays, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Oversee the team, and demonstrate leadership and vision through regular, open and objective communication
  • Implement and overseeing key projects linked to copyediting to improve team productivity and efficiency and ensuring successful inter-team collaborations
  • Responsible for regular, open communication channels to key stakeholders as well as negotiating with and providing feedback to service providers and freelancers to maintain high quality standards and cost effectiveness of the copyediting process
  • Departmental planning including objective setting with the head of production 


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Established experience working in scientific publishing, ideally within copyediting or production
  • Ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information and to take timely corrective actions to resolve bottlenecks
  • Sound and mature judgement; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally
  • A positive and productive approach when facing challenges
  • Comfortable working independently, highly organised with a good track record of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English


  • Previous line management experience would be an advantage


What we offer 

International environment 

With over 50 nationalities across seven locations around the world, we are certainly a diverse company. You will have the opportunity to work with teammates in other offices, as well as with researchers, editors, and authors from across the globe. 


Key benefits 

  • 25 annual leave days + 4 well-being days 
  • Participation in the annual company bonus scheme 
  • Flexible working framework and remote working opportunities across the United Kingdom 
  • Extensive learning opportunities through our LinkedIn Learning partnership 
  • 3 volunteer days through our online platform 
  • Access to Headspace app 
  • Online Yoga classes 


Application process 

Your application should include: 

1. Your latest CV in English and a tailored cover letter 

2. Your notice period



With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.


Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Media / Communication

Years of experience

  • Junior

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • general knowledge

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