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Sub-Editor

Desired Experience & Qualification Job summary: The Sub-editor checks the written text before it is published. They are responsible for ensuring the correct grammar, spelling, house style and tone of the published work. They lay out the story on the page, write headings and captions, and involved with overall page design. Journal production targets Publish manuscripts in accordance with production output forecast according to contractual agreements with clients and indexers; and communicated by Desk Editor. Report production problems/solutions to potential/actual problems to Desk Editor. Hold weekly feedback meetings with Team Unit and Desk Editor to provide a progress report. Format and review manuscripts for assuring their accuracy (with the guidelines) & readability for each production phase. Liaising with other in-house teams, and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the pre-production stages. Collect editor/co-editor/section editor change request to a journal-style guide or service and submit to Desk Editor by 31 August for investigation and submission to management. Journal production standards. Ensure minimum requirements of indexers are adhered to. Ensure minimum requirements of the Department of Higher Education and Training are adhered to for published quantities and publication institutional ratios. clirissa@personastaff.co.za

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