Project Editor

The Project Editor is responsible for the editorial development of digital and print educational assessments and reports, from handover of final manuscript to print/go live. Working closely with the Publisher, the Project Editor takes ownership of editorial processing and quality control, managing suppliers as well as carrying out desk editing, and small typesetting tasks as required.

The candidate must have the ability to liaise confidently with all stakeholders, working effectively both independently and as part of a team. They must have strong copy-editing skills, preferably with experience of artwork briefing and digital manuscript preparation. Experience of scheduling and budget tracking is preferred.

At GL Assessment, we are passionate about the role we play in supporting schools to grow children to their best potential. We do this by providing assessment solutions that help teachers learn more about their pupils so they can find the best way to teach them.

We 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 per cent 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 Role:

  • From hand over of final manuscript, the Project Editor will be responsible for ensuring that all editorial work is delivered to agreed schedule, budget and quality, ready for either print or digital publication.
  • Contracting and briefing external suppliers (designers, typesetters, editors, proof-readers, audio studios etc.), managing their services, ensuring quality control. Dealing with queries or escalating to the Publisher, as appropriate. Commissioning artwork.
  • Managing all proof stages; pre-flighting and handing over final files to print procurement; approving plotters.
  • Maintaining project schedules, anticipating potential risks and delays and acting to mitigate them where possible, keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Maintaining project budgets and seeking cost efficiencies where possible; balancing budget, schedule and quality priorities.
  • Liaising with other teams (marketing, PR, digital development) and offering editorial services as and when required.

What we are looking for:

  • 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
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple projects effectively; thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • At least 3 years’ experience print and digital editorial experience.
  • A confident communicator
  • Degree educated
  • Able to take initiative, offering effective solutions to problems
  • Interested in education and willing to develop knowledge of UK and international educational systems.

Location: Brentford, TW8

Hours: Full time, 37.5 per week


  • Access to a benefits and discount platform with access to 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants (GLEe provided by Reward Gateway)
  • BUPA Healthcare, Life assurance, season ticket loan
  • On site gym, weekly fruit platters, parking facilities
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution 
  • Generous Annual Leave (including a day off for your birthday)

To apply please send in your CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested, why we should meet you and your salary expectations to