Associate Development Editor – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Associate Development Editor

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job Title: Associate Development Editor

Salary: £26,700 – £34,700

Location:Cambridge, UK with hybrid working (minimum 1 day in the office)

Contract: Full Time/Permanent

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

Do you have editorial and project management experience in academic or educational publishing?

Are you a strong communicator with previous experience in publishing?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, we would love to hear from you as we are seeking an enthusiastic Associate Development Editor to join the Higher Education team within Academic.

About the role

This role involves developing Higher Education textbooks in both STM and Humanities subjects, and publishing in all regions focusing on Europe and the Americas. The position is based in our Cambridge, UK office and reports to a Managing Editor. 

We are a leading provider of teaching and learning resources that are used around the world. This role offers an exciting opportunity to help drive the success of our Higher Education publishing program. You will work on a wide range of projects, both first editions and new editions, across disciplines from Science, Technology, and Maths (STM) and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

About you

You will have experience in publishing—textbook experience, online supplementary material and/or STM experience is a plus. To be successful in this role, you will have excellent line editing skills and familiarity with structural editing as well as well the ability to look at a manuscript creatively and critically. Additionally, you will have:

  • Experience in market research and analysing market trends in textbook conventions and features
  • You will have very strong project management experience, with the ability to juggle many tasks for many projects at different stages.
  • You will be an excellent and authoritative communicator, both in speaking and writing.

Rewards and benefits 

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • Green travel schemes
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

We also offer flexible and hybrid working options from day one. We will consider any work arrangements if you wish to work flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

Ready to pursue potential? Apply now.  

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being Sunday 26th March 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place on the week commencing Monday 27th March 2023.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.

Why join us

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe – for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.




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