Editor, Trade and Academic Books

Brisbane, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Queensland Press 

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) was established in 1948 and is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected publishing houses. We publish print and ebooks across a range of subjects, from literary fiction, general non-fiction and poetry, to children’s and young adult books and academic books in fields such as cultural studies, history and peace and conflict studies.

The role

The major focus of this role is to edit and project manage UQP trade and academic publishing titles, seeking excellence in their content, design and production.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in English, History or related Arts discipline, a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Editing and Publishing and have a minimum of two years’ experience working as an editor within a trade or academic book-publishing environment. Highly developed project management skills, book production knowledge, and structural and copy-editing expertise are essential for this role.    

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a continuing appointment at HEW Level 5-6. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597.80 - $79,964.5 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579.43 - $93,558.47 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 3013450_501466_Editor.pdf


For enquiries about this role please contact UQP Managing Editor on +61 7 3365 1239 or jacquelineb@uqp.uq.edu.au

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