The World Bank

World Bank in Washington, United States

Production Editor (short-term consultant), World Bank Publishing Program

Start Date: December 12, 2022

Express Interest By: 12/2/2022

Duration: 150

Topics: Not Available

Business Function: Communications, Marketing and Publishing

Skills: Strong editorial background;Knowledge of the editorial production process (design, editing, typesetting, proofreading, and printing);Five years of publishing experience

Language Skills: English

Assignment Location: United States, HQ

Institution: IBRD


Contact Person: Cindy A. Fisher ([email protected])

Task Description:

  • Manage the publishing process for assigned books.
  • Develop schedules and e stimate costs for assigned books. Monitor and manage workflow to ensure that established standards, schedules, costs, and quality are met.
  • Hire, coordinate, and oversee the work of external vendors/consultants to ensure adherence to World Bank standards and project timelines.

  • Advise the author/client on copyediting, design, typesetting, and manufacturing requirements and standards in addition to cost and service dimensions.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with the author/client throughout the life cycle of the project, ensuring that the author/client understands the process and the tasks that they are required to carry out, and serving as a liaison between the author/client and the hired vendors/freelancers.
  • Update database records for those portions of a project under the consultant’s oversight.
  • Create purchase order and line item requests as needed when hiring vendors/freelancers. Put through financial chargebacks for each book.
  • Participate in team meetings (virtual) and contribute to team discussions.
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