MP0042: Senior Editor – Books

We are looking for a Senior Editor for our successful and prestigious book publishing division of more than 30 years’ standing.

The Senior Editor will lead a successful editorial team with a remit to review manuscripts and book proposals; research industry trends; manage projects; and research, edit and write copy for books and associated products on schedule, within an agreed budget and according to established editorial guidelines. The Senior Editor will have significant project and personnel management responsibilities and will be expected to contribute to the wider strategic development of Motivate Books.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a Masters degree or equivalent experience in publishing, journalism or a related field with at least five years of editorial experience in book publishing. You will be familiar with the style guides of Oxford English and the nuances of the book publishing industry.

You have excellent inter-personal and negotiating skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work in a multinational team. Aspects of the role will involve interaction with senior officials from governmental departments and multinational organizations that are based in the UAE.