RELX Group Editorial Project Manager in Oxford, United Kingdom

Editorial Project Manager

Category: Editorial

Location: Oxford, South, United Kingdom

Additional Locations:

London Wall, London, United Kingdom

Elsevier is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in science and health, legal, risk management, and business to business sectors.

As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7000 people in 24 countries, we help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.


Our working culture is highly respectful, stimulating and diverse; enabling bright, passionate people to do their best work. We offer challenging but realistic objectives, recognition for achievement, and the opportunity to challenge the status quo. We're a truly global company, working across geographies everyday with our people sharing a passion for health and science. Our people are pragmatic, commercial, work collaboratively and are excellent relationship builders. We offer an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by helping the health and science communities find and use trusted, high-quality information.


Learning is at the heart of everything we do and our people take their development and progress seriously, as do we. Because of our global reach, opportunities are available locally and globally and our breadth of opportunity offers the chance to build a varied career across different functions and divisions. You will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and to contribute to change. People with the right attitude have the chance to contribute far beyond their role.

Purpose of the Job

Effective management of all projects, pre-publication, print and electronic products, including coordination skills to deliver on contributor/author management, title management, database integrity, digital assets, and other administrative duties as needed.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Maintain project management overview, working with Acquisitions Editor(s), book contributors, authors and editors, and production colleagues, raising red flags as required and collaborating on problem solving with the CDM/AE/Publisher as required.

  • Track and manage a large number of projects at the same time. Ensure each stage of project life cycle including delivery of author/contributor/editor instructions and editor/ contributor payments, material from contributors and marketing questionnaires are delivered in a timely fashion.

  • Keep in regular contact with book authors, contributors and editors sending reminders and chasing material and answering questions to facilitate the publication process for both chapter-based publishing and conventional MS delivery.

  • Serve as day-to-day author/contributor contact addressing all questions and concerns regarding manuscript preparation, illustration creation and delivery, permissions, etc.

  • Manage book ancillary packages, companion websites, and multi-media components. Using standard reporting practices communicate progress with all titles to Delivery Content Manager/AE/Publishers as processes dictate.

  • Prepare and submit final pricing and final costs for all books.

Sales & Marketing Support

  • Work with marketing and editorial to prepare Advance Title Information, and solicit author marketing questionnaires.

  • Create cover design briefs and work with design and editorial to create and revise covers.

Data Integrity

  • Maintain data as required in the internal project tracking database (EMSS, PPM)

  • Ensure all project information including marketing data is entered into systems according to the project schedule.

  • Monitor systems for reprints and coordinate corrections for reprints with production.

  • Be equipped to be/become a Power User of our data management system.

  • Create new product records and maintain data as required in the internal project tracking database.

Administrative Support

  • Support your directorate with administrative tasks, schedule and prepare for team meetings, run reports contribute to preparation of special request reports and projects as requested.

General competencies

  • Drives for results

  • Displays High Integrity and Honesty

  • Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Builds Relationships

  • Takes Initiative

Technical and Functional Competencies

  • Excellent Project Management Skills

  • IT skills - developing strong knowledge of in-house systems

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc)

  • Managing of schedules within a complex workload

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Education to degree level or equivalent

  • Relevant work experience in a similar role

  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

  • A good level of numeracy and data handling skills