• Editorial Project Manager - 12 month FTC

    UK-Chiswick, London
    Standards Development
    Contract Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
    From £33,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • The Opportunity

    This is an opportunity to deliver high quality standardization services projects across a wide range of subject areas for a variety of industries.

    You’ll be one of a number of Editorial Project Managers, Project Managers and Lead Project Managers within the Content Development team, managing the drafting, editing, development and publication of national standards and client-sponsored standards. You’ll also have the opportunity to deliver other client-sponsored standardization services, such as standards mapping and scoping exercises, for a range of public and private organizations.

    This role offers real diversity and variety, where one minute you’ll be at your desk editing an industry standard and the next you’re face-to-face with a group of experts, working with them to achieve consensus on the content of the standard. Strong communication, project management skills, analytical skills and editorial skills are at the heart of this role. You’ll have constant interaction and engagement with a variety of clients, authors, industry experts and other project stakeholders. This role is perfect for an experienced technical editor ready to take on the additional challenge of managing the delivery of high profile client-sponsored and committee-driven standardization services projects.

    We carefully consider agile ways of working that allow for the best impact for our employees and clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss further.

    About BSI

    As the leading global business standards company BSI helps over 80,000 clients worldwide to improve their businesses. From business continuity to recycling waste, from medical devices to the exploration of space, we help businesses embed the habits of excellence so that they perform better, manage their risks more effectively and achieve sustainable growth and in doing so we touch the lives of many across the globe.

    We currently have an exciting opportunity within our Content Solutions department, working as an Editorial Project Manager - 12 month FTC within the Content Development team in Chiswick, West London. This role is cover for shared parental leave.

    About You

    To be successful in this role you’ll have strong editorial and publishing skills, a thorough knowledge of drafting and editing rules and excellent communication skills both written and verbal, along with first class editing and rewriting skills.

    You’ll be managing multiple projects across a variety of topics so strong project management skills are a must. With this you’ll need to use your strong interpersonal and influencing skills to confidently present to and chair meetings with groups of senior industry representatives, government officials and academics. You may already be a project manager or technical editor.

    Whilst not an industry expert yourself, you’ll still be able to critically assess the needs of an industry and help draft a standard that addresses these needs. You’ll relish the opportunity to find out more about an industry, a product or service, and help clients find solutions through standardization.

    In addition, you’ll be:

    • Client focussed
    • Analytical
    • Resourceful and solutions-orientated
    • Proactive and flexible
    • Results oriented
    • Organized
    • Great on the computer

    What we offer

    We offer a competitive starting salary, 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.




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