Admissions Testing Editor

We are seeking an Editor with a solid knowledge of print publishing to join our Admissions Testing Team. The ideal candidate should be degree educated and have an interest in the educational assessment sector, excellent attention to detail, as well as a can-do approach across multiple projects.

We are the major admissions testing provider to Grammar schools in the UK. We have developed admissions tests that focus on pupils’ potential to benefit from a grammar school education as opposed to how well they have been taught to date. We achieve this by designing our admissions tests to assess underlying ability and potential using curriculum neutral questions.

Our questions cover verbal, spatial and non-verbal reasoning, which are more indicative of aptitude, and where we provide attainment tests for mathematics and English, these focus on problem-solving and comprehension.

GL Assessment are the leading UK provider in what we do and growing fast internationally, at the last count we have delivered over 7 million online tests across the globe. However, this only accounts for 1% of the children in the world. Our mission is to ensure all children have the best possible start by having access to our education tools.

The Admissions Testing Editor is responsible for the editorial development of print educational assessments, from handover of final manuscript to print.

The role will include:

  • Managing all proof stages and handing over final files to print procurement to deadline.
  • Maintaining project schedules, anticipating potential risks and delays and acting to mitigate them where possible, keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Contracting and briefing external suppliers, managing their services, ensuring quality control.
  • Liaising with key customers for Bespoke publishing as and when required.
  • Dealing with or escalating queries and commissioning artwork.
  • Seeking cost efficiencies where possible; balancing budget, schedule and quality priorities.

What are we looking for?

  • Print editorial experience and proven copy editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple projects effectively
  • A thorough and meticulous person with a keen eye for detail; has a good understanding of the importance of rigorous quality assurance processes within assessment publishing
  • Experience of scheduling and budget tracking is preferred
  • A confident communicator
  • Ability to take initiative and offer effective solutions to problems
  • An Interest in education and willingness to develop knowledge of UK educational systems

Benefits:

  • Generous Annual Leave (including a day off for your birthday)
  • BUPA Healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution 
  • Season ticket loan, childcare assistance/ vouchers
  • On site gym, weekly fruit platters, parking facilities

Interested or want to know more?

Please email your CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested and why we should meet you, to:  GL.Recruitment@gl-assessment.co.uk.