SYP InPrint Vacancies

The Society of Young Publishers’ InPrint magazine has been running for more than 30 years, and has evolved continuously over that time. InPrint updates members on SYP news and keeps abreast of the publishing industry in order to provide a selection of topical articles, guest interviews and reports. The InPrint editorial roles have been restructured, and as such the following new positions are now available:

InPrint Commissioning Editor
The Commissioning Editor plans the issue, its content and themes, and commissions articles accordingly. Also secures any ads if possible. Sets deadlines and liaises with all the contributors - including the SYP Oxford InPrint Liaison - to ensure articles are written to length and delivered promptly, together with any photos or illustrations needed. Reads the articles when they are delivered, and edits the content and/or makes any necessary changes to the original page plan. Writes the editorial, and once the articles are all in, sends the magazine’s page plan and all the articles (arranged in one document) to both the Designer/Production Manager and the Production Editor, so the magazine’s production can begin. The Commissioning Editor should also be willing to proofread at a later stage, if required.

Skills/attributes needed:

- Project management and good PC skills
- Organisation, attention to detail
- Proofreading skills
- Outgoing personality
- Creative flair

To apply for this role, please email inprint@thesyp.org.uk with a CV and cover note by Monday 30 June.

InPrint Production Editor
The Production Editor will draw up and circulate the production schedule, in consultation with the Commissioning Editor. This involves drawing up a rota for the team of sub-editors/proofreaders with the dates they will receive the work and providing a smooth link between the editorial and production stages. When the articles come in from the Commissioning Editor, the Production Editor reads through them, and writes the headlines, stand firsts, author bylines and picture captions, and highlights potential pull-quotes. Creates a contents page, updates the team credits and circulates to the proofreading team. Later collates the proofreading corrections into a master document and sends final version to the Designer, who will already have a template set up to flow in the text. The Production Editor liaises with the Designer throughout the design/production process, answering any queries as they arise.

Skills/attributes needed:

- Good PC skills. Knowledge of Quark or InDesign an advantage
- Project management
- Organisation, attention to detail
- Proofreading skills
- The ability to work with designers, giving clear and detailed instructions when needed
- Approachable/flexible personality

To apply for this role, please email inprint@thesyp.org.uk with a CV and cover note by Monday 30 June.

Both these positions are voluntary, and provide a good opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry, as well as improve your editorial, production and team management skills. For both roles, internet access at home is essential.

More about InPrint:

All SYP members are welcome to contribute articles or get involved with the running of the magazine. The current format is approx A5, with typically 28 or 36 pages. There are five printed issues per year, leaving two more issues to produce in 2008. Additional articles and blogs are commissioned and published on a minisite every month by a separate InPrint Online team. You can access InPrint Online at: http://inprint.thesyp.org.uk/.

The InPrint team includes a Designer/Production Manager, whose responsibilities include creating the look and feel of the magazine and liaising with the printers to ensure the magazine is printed on time, within budget, and sent out to members according to the address database (supplied regularly by the Membership Secretary). There is also the SYP Oxford InPrint Liaison, who coordinates articles from the Oxford branch in consultation with the Commissioning Editor.