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    Spectrum Books Limited has a long history in placing worthy books in the hands of readers in West Africa. Our mission is to change the publishing landscape in Nigeria as well as the whole of Africa, through the combination of dynamic and dialectical intervention in academic/educational and special publications.

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    • Contents
    • Open Jobs
      1. English Editor
      2. Layout Designer
    • Method of Application

    English Editor

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Oyo
    • City Ibadan
    • Job Field Art / Crafts / Languages&nbsp , Education / Teaching&nbsp

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for meticulous and dedicated individuals with a strong grasp of the English language and the varied nuances of academic writing to support scholars in publishing their research. English Editors support academic research by editing the language of peer-reviewed papers to publication standards.
    • Successful applicants undergo a probation period in which in-house training is provided by an experienced editor, after which there are opportunities to diversify the role and gain expertise in new areas.
    • English Editors are responsible for overseeing the content quality, style, and accuracy of manuscripts in English through various stages of production.
    • Editors collaborate with authors, writers, and other team members to ensure that published materials meet the high standards of the company and resonate with the target audience.
    • Books to be reprinted are proofread by editors to ensure the camera-ready copy is devoid of screamers.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    Manuscript Evaluation and Editing:

    • Review and evaluate manuscripts to assess content, organisation, clarity, and accuracy.
    • Edit and proofread manuscripts to ensure adherence to editorial standards, grammar, style, and consistency.

    Style and Guidelines Adherence:

    • Implement and enforce editorial guidelines, company style guide, and industry best practices.
    • Maintain consistency in style, tone, and voice across all publications.
    • Good grasp of the Spectrum Brand and Spectrum Books products.

    Collaboration with Authors and Writers:

    • Collaborate closely with authors and writers to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.
    • Communicate effectively to address queries and concerns while maintaining a positive working relationship.

    Project Management:

    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, adhering to deadlines and prioritizing workload effectively.
    • Coordinate with other departments, such as layout designers and production, to ensure seamless workflow and timely publication.

    Fact-Checking and Research:

    • Conduct fact-checking and research to verify the accuracy of information presented in the manuscripts.
    • Cross-reference sources and citations to maintain credibility and authenticity of the content.

    Content Enhancement:

    • Suggest and implement enhancements to improve the readability, engagement, and overall quality of the content.
    • Provide recommendations for reorganisation or restructuring of content to enhance its impact.

    Feedback and Training:

    • Stay updated with industry trends and best practices and share knowledge with the team.

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Maintaining a line of communication with new and existing authors.
    • Preparing production quotations.
    • Monitoring of printers and the production processes.
    • Coordinating the yearly India reprint process
    • Coordinating the UBEC titles files
    • Coordination of the in-house processes for the reprint of regular titles.
    • Coordinating and curating content to produce the Spectrum Books.
    • Assessment of manuscripts.

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    Layout Designer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Oyo
    • City Ibadan
    • Job Field Building and Construction&nbsp

    Job Duties

    • Editorial Corrections: Demonstrate a professional understanding of editorial marks and symbols to implement necessary corrections effectively.
    • Design Creation: Utilize design software such as Adobe PageMaker, InDesign, and CorelDraw to create engaging images and layouts for books and texts.
    • Quality Assurance: Ensure that the final graphics and layouts are visually compelling and align with the brand’s aesthetic and standards.
    • File Management: Maintain an organized directory of all text files, ensuring they are up-to-date and easily accessible.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with editorial and marketing teams to ensure the design aligns with the content and promotional strategies.
    • Design Adaptation: Adapt designs for different formats, such as digital, print, and mobile, ensuring optimal readability and visual impact across all platforms.
    • Layout Design and Formatting: Design and arrange the layout of print and digital materials, ensuring optimal placement of text, images, and other elements for readability and aesthetics.
    • Design Software Proficiency: Utilize design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to create, edit, and enhance graphic materials.
    • Meeting Deadlines and Prioritizing Tasks: Manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize tasks, and adhere to deadlines to ensure timely delivery of high-quality design work.
    • Age Range – 25 – 40

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Maintain brand consistency and design elements in line with the company’s identity.
    • Meeting Deadlines and Prioritizing Tasks.
    • Staying Updated on Design Trends.
    • Timely delivery of high-quality designs

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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