Job Opportunities with NUS Press

1. Editor / Assistant Editor

We are looking to recruit an energetic and highly organised graduate as an Assistant Editor, supporting our small editorial team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing editorial production processes, typically from receipt of final manuscript from receipt of approved Manuscript through to final production.
  • Preparing final typescripts for production
  • Coordinating and collating author corrections and other author input
  • Maintaining efficiency in the workflow by following agreed processes
  • Quality checking manuscripts and proofs for style, and against editorial checklists
  • Ensuring publication runs to agreed schedules and budgets
  • Managing workflows and identifying ways to improve processes to ensure high quality and efficient publication.
  • Providing first-rate customer service for authors, editors and suppliers
  • Creating the materials needed to market and promote books, for example by writing and editing cover copy and blurbs
  • Handling title information in our various systems, including the editorial wiki and our title management and royalties system
  • Successful candidates for the Editor post are likely to have 4 to 10 years’ experience in editorial functions, in publishing or related businesses, and will have a good understanding of the publishing production process. They will have good computer skills in MS Word and Excel, and knowledge of html and InDesign would be an advantage.
  • We will consider less experienced editors for the Assistant Editor post.

    We are willing to consider fresh graduates, but please only apply if your CV demonstrates a experience and a strong interest in publishing.

  • A demonstrated interest in the academic fields in which we publish would be useful.

Applications have closed. However we are always looking for experienced freelance editors. 


NUS Press has year-round internships available: AY Semester One (Aug to Nov), year-end vacation (Dec), AY Semester Two (Jan to April), and during the summer vacation (May to July).

Our vacation internships are full-time, approximately 40 hours a week. Semester internships are part-time and range from 12-20 hours a week. Start and end dates are negotiable, and interns are paid at a rate of $4.50 per hour. 

Interns get introduced to the full range of activities associated with academic book publishing (editorial, marketing, and production). Introductory proofreading and copyediting sessions, as well as visits to commercial printers (when possible), will be conducted. Interns typically take on tasks such as proofreading, book sales, formulating marketing proposals, data entry, fact-checking, event planning, accounts, etc. 

Please apply for all internships eight weeks before commencement, with a CV and cover letter. We will acknowledge receipt of all complete applications, and invite shortlisted candidates in for an interview.

Please email your application to, with 'Sem1/Dec/Sem2 internship application' in the subject line.

For summer internships, please note that we will only be hiring via the Singapore Book Publishers Association Internship Program OR the Yale-NUS Art Books internship. Please apply via those channels.