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3B2 Compositor / Paginator

Graduates/post-graduates with a minimum of 2+ years experience in composing for books and journals. XML knowledge is preferable

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Should be able to finalize the articles that he/she works on, i.e., their output will not need a separate QC check by another person
  • Should be capable of independently handling day to day composition tasks without help or supervision
Copyeditor

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for copyeditors with a meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail, the ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines and a love of and feel for the English language. The ideal candidate should have an inquisitive mind and good concentration – to focus on texts that may be lengthy or dull, be able to judge when to apply house style and when not to, use a tactful approach when dealing with authors and have the ability to retain the author’s voice after editing.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Performing quality control of copyediting work done by other copyeditors
  • Providing feedback to other copyeditors based on quality control checks
  • Copyediting manuscripts based on requirements as and when the need arises
  • Proofreading typeset pages to pick up any copyediting or typographical artefacts that remain in the typeset version
  • Evaluating book and journal manuscripts to estimate the level – light (editing for style/consistency and basic grammar), medium (thorough reading of the text for sense, style and structure) or heavy (detailed language work to ensure that the meaning and structure of the text is clear) – of copyediting that is appropriate for the manuscript
  • Preparing style sheets for copyediting book or journal projects
  • Training and mentoring new recruits on all aspects pertaining to copyediting
  • Training and mentoring other employees (project leaders, quality controllers) on performing copyediting quality control checks

 

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years experience in copyediting scientific, technical and medical books and journals
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of copyediting – technical editing (type coding manuscript elements; reference editing and validation; treatment of numbers and units; style, spelling and hyphenation consistency checks) and language editing
  • Proven ability to copyedit manuscripts at a level (light, medium or heavy) that is appropriate for the content
  • Sound decision making skills in terms of all aspects pertaining to copyediting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Senior copyeditors: proven ability to manage a team of copyeditors and/or freelancers
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in any discipline
  • Postgraduates preferred

 

ePublishing/Typesetting Production Editor

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for production editors with prior experience in managing the end-to-end production of books/journals in a pre-press/publishing environment. The ideal candidate should have had experience in working with books and journals and varied type of content (scientific, technical and medical (STM) as well as humanities and social sciences (HSS)) in organizations providing prepress services.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and managing schedules over the entire production cycle of books/journals
  • Written (email) and spoken communication (conference calls) with publishers and authors/editors as needed to ensure smooth progress of the manuscript through the various stages of the production cycle
  • Providing regular updates to key stakeholders in the production process via weekly/fortnightly status reports
  • Ensuring the quality of deliverables at every stage of the production cycle
  • Evaluating book and journal manuscripts and raising appropriate queries at the right time to ensure that key project milestones are met
  • Collation of author, editor and publisher corrections to prepare a master set of proof corrections
  • Feedback handling and resolution (corrective and preventive action)
  • Preparing documentation (style sheets, instructions for pre-editing, checklists) for any of the production related tasks
  • Training and mentoring new recruits on all aspects of production, ensuring that they receive feedback on work performed by them and tracking their progress and scheduling re-training as needed based on periodic evaluation of their work
  • Training and mentoring other employees (project leaders, quality controllers) on performing quality control checks
  • Should be willing/able to perform some if not most of the production related tasks if the need arises or to help with any exigencies

Required Skills:

  • A minimum of 2+ years experience as a copyeditor with hands-on experience of having done light and medium level copyediting for book/journal manuscripts
  • A minimum of 2+ years experience in a quality control/assurance role with hands-on experience of checking layout and typesetting quality of proofs at various stages of the production cycle
  • A minimum of 1+ years experience as a proofreader with hands-on experience of proofreading typeset proofs to pick typographical errors and inconsistencies
  • 5+ years experience in managing the production of STM/HSS books and journals
  • Prior experience in obtaining rights and permissions clearance and providing author assistance on rights and permissions handling
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of the production cycle for books and journals
  • Working knowledge of most, if not all, production functions, namely pre-editing, copyediting, layout, typesetting, application of house style, proofreading, indexing, final product checking
  • Sound decision making skills in terms of all aspects pertaining to production management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage a production team comprising compositors, technical editors, copyeditors, quality controllers and indexers
  • Masters degree in any discipline
Graphic Designer

Graduates/post-graduates with a minimum of 2+ years experience in graphic designing.

Knowledge of:

  • File conversion to TIFF or EPS formats
  • Redrawing or re-labeling
  • Processing Grey halftones and color tones in MAC-OS
  • Saving TIFF and EPS files with all necessary options
  • Generating error reports using Pit-Stop Flight Check
  • Bromides for Grey Halftones
  • Wet/Digital proofs for Color Line arts/tones
  • Gradient and colors (RGB, CMYK, and Pantones)

 

Skills sets:

  • Should have knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Adobe Acrobat, Fonts, Hi-Tech Scanners (AGFA), Image Setters, MAC OS environment, Wet / Digital Proofing, Eye Lens and Plug-ins
Graphic Designer – Trainee

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for creative and talented designers proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent in computer skills and knowledge
  • Should be self-motivated and a quick learner
  • Be creative and innovative, should have passion to create good designs
  • Should have eye for detail and perform the given task with quality
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash program and 3D animation preferred
  • Should be able to work independently and with the team
Indesign Compositor / Paginator

Graduates/post-graduates with a minimum of 2+ years experience in composing the books.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Should be able to finalize the books that he/she works on, i.e., their output will not need a separate QC check by another person
  • Should be capable of independently handling day to day composition tasks without help or supervision
PHP Developer

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for PHP developers with the ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment. The ideal candidate should possess a strong passion for developing applications that offer outstanding customer experience.

Roles and Responsibilities include: 

  • Developing rich, responsive applications using Core PHP, MySQL, HTML 5, CSS, JQuery, Ajax, JSON.
  • Work closely with Project Managers and other members of the Development Team to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Building unit tests and regression test cases.

 Required Skills: 

  • Should have 3+ years experience in developing rich UI based web applications using HTML 2.0 web standards, AJAX, JavaScript libraries and JQuery.
  • Must have experience developing cross-browser UI using Bootstrap.
  • Exceptional programming skills with strong fundamentals in OO programming.
  • Understanding of web services technologies such as HTTP, REST, WSDL, XSD and SOAP.
  • Experience working with third-party APIs and web services.
  • Ability to adapt and pick up new techniques and technology.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team to beat tight deadlines.
  • Soft skills: Good communication, analytical and presentation skills, problem solving skills and learning attitude.
Quality Controller

Graduates/post-graduates in Science with 3 or more years of experience in proofreading, checking styles and the page quality for books and journals. In addition to having an eye for detail, candidates should also have good written and presentation skills.

Knowledge of:

  • Meeting the client’s requirements and specifications
  • Template matching with the client’s specification or sample
  • Quality and consistency in text (i.e., consistency in variables, notations, spellings and styles)
  • Font embedment
  • Consistency in typographical styles and identifying the faults in pagination
  • Quality of artworks; if necessary taking Bromides for Grey halftones and Wet/digital proofs for 4C line art and halftones
  • Orientation of tables
  • Validating the proof reader’s and copy-editor’s queries
  • Final PDFs and pit-stop / pre-flight reports to be checked, before delivering them to the client

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Identifying the errors in the final output and rectifying them
  • Maintaining Quality Management System records
  • Understanding the requirements of the clients and delivering an error free output
  • Coordinating with the related departments and following a detailed project plan
  • Taking the position of the end user and implementing the final quality check
  • Submitting reports/feedbacks/comments regarding the project for enhancing the quality of output

 

Senior Copyeditor

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for a senior copyeditor with prior experience in leading and managing a team of copyeditors and proofreaders. The ideal candidate should have had experience in working with book and journal manuscripts and varied type of content (scientific, technical and medical (STM) as well as humanities and social sciences (HSS)).

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the schedules for copyediting and/or proofreading work undertaken across the organization
  • Ensuring quality of copyediting and/or proofreading work undertaken across the organization, which will include identification, evaluation and addition of freelance copyeditors to build a dedicated pool of copyeditors to work on different types of content based on their areas of expertise (books/journals, light/medium/heavy editing, STM/HSS)
  • Evaluating book and journal manuscripts to estimate the level – light (editing for style/consistency and basic grammar), medium (thorough reading of the text for sense, style and structure) or heavy (detailed language work to ensure that the meaning and structure of the text is clear) – of copyediting that is appropriate for the manuscript
  • Preparing documentation (style sheets, instructions for technical editing) for any copyediting project as the need arises
  • Recruitment, training and mentoring new recruits on all aspects pertaining to copyediting and inducting them into live production, ensuring that they receive feedback on work performed by them and tracking their progress and scheduling re-training as needed based on periodic evaluation of their work
  • Training and mentoring other employees (project leaders, quality controllers) on performing copyediting quality control checks
  • Should be willing to perform copyediting/proofreading tasks if the need arises or to help with any exigencies

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in copyediting scientific, technical and medical books and journals
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of copyediting – technical editing (type coding manuscript elements; reference editing and validation; treatment of numbers and units; style, spelling and hyphenation consistency checks) and language editing
  • Proven ability to copyedit manuscripts at a level (light, medium or heavy) that is appropriate for the content
  • Sound decision making skills in terms of all aspects pertaining to copyediting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage a team of copyeditors and/or freelancers
  • Masters degree in any discipline
Senior Manager, Marketing

Exeter Premedia Services is looking for an energetic, ambitious and well-organized candidate with an ability to identify, ideate and develop new business opportunities in existing and new markets across the world.

Roles and Responsibilities include: 

  • Creating and implementing marketing strategies to improve visibility and expand scope and size of key accounts across different verticals.
  • Network with the Executive Management Team to understand and map functional focus so as to align that with the service offerings and represent our service offerings & delivery capabilities in market forums.
  • Strategizing and identifying target verticals and managing effective & focused prospecting through various techniques like secondary research, consultative selling, business networking in exhibitions & seminars, cold calling, internet marketing etc.
  • Initiating and managing campaigns across different verticals to generate leads.
  • Assist in compiling the RFI / RFQ / RFP for all prospects.
  • Responsible for guiding and developing brand look and feel across all marketing touch-points (email, social, web, etc.)
  • Lead, evaluate, and constantly assess all marketing programs to scale/drive the businesses successfully.
  • Continually refine/update all standard messaging, positioning, and collateral.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in software/IT services marketing and/or sales
  • Experience developing multi-faceted marketing programs with proven experience across most aspects of Marketing including PR, product marketing, marketing communications, sales readiness, strategic planning and trade events.
  • High energy character is a must with strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Excellent quantitative reasoning, creativity and strategic skills.
  • Strong client management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and people in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and an organized approach to project and program management are a must.
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Marketing, Business or Engineering
  • MBA preferred
Sr. Proofreader

Graduates/post-graduates in Science with 2 or more years of experience in proofreading STM/HSS content for books and journals. In addition to having an eye for detail, candidates should also have good written and presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Comparison of the author’s manuscripts with the typeset proofs
  • Text/paragraph continuity and logical flow of text
  • Typographical styles based on the specifications and sample provided
  • Running heads/folios, ligatures and bleeds
  • Color specifications
  • Font embedment
  • Validating and checking the copy-editor’s markings
  • Spelling mistakes, consistency, logical & factual errors
  • Consistency in variables and notations
  • Breaking and alignment of equations
  • Word breaks / Hyphenations using dictionary (Oxford/Websters)
  • Base alignment of pages and columns
  • Cross-referencing of figures, tables and boxes and proper placements of floats nearer to their citations
  • Cross-referencing of footnotes and references
  • Quality and labeling of artworks
  • Adherent to the typesetting rules and page make-up guidelines
  • Raising appropriate queries

 

Skill Sets:

  • Familiarity with the standard proof reading symbols
  • Handling the pica scale to ensure the layout specifications
  • Markings on the proofs must be clear and explaining to the level of paginator’s understanding
  • Ability to identify fonts and junk characters
  • Understanding the requirements of the project (i.e. layout specification, English usage and global instructions)
  • Validating the markings of the copy-editor
  • Logically analyzing the text and raising appropriate queries to the author or publisher
  • Decision-making abilities in times of discrepancies
  • Typographical eye to identify the deviations in typographical specifications and other technical problems

 

Technical Editor-Trainee

Postgraduates/graduates with a background in Science/Humanities and excellent English language skills would be required to copyedit book/journal manuscripts for style and technical aspects based on guidelines. Familiarity with scientific, specifically medical/biomedical, terminology will be an added advantage. Proficient in use of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to learn quickly and should have an eye for detail. English medium schooling is a must.