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Last updated: Friday 22 November, 2019
Assistant Editor, Adult Editorial Temporary 1-Year Contract
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About the Job

Assistant Editor – Adult Editorial (Temporary Contract – 1 year)

The opportunity

We are looking for an Assistant Editor on a one-year temporary contract to work on the adult trade illustrated non-fiction list, which covers various lifestyle subjects including cookery, gardening, natural history, humour and the occasional graphic novel. This is an opportunity to build on your publishing experience in a unique environment: the successful candidate will gain specialist skills ranging from editorial to design as well as working with a stellar list of established and up-and-coming authors. These include Tom Kerridge, Niki Segnit, Heston Blumenthal, Yasmin Khan and Olia Hercules, among others.

The role

•Project managing a number of books each season
•Providing editorial support for all titles on the list
•Commissioning and overseeing freelancers
•Organising photoshoots
•Liaising directly with high-profile authors
•Administrative support across the department
•Working with and updating a variety of systems, including Biblio 3
•Writing AI and cover copy
•Extracting material from electronic book design files for press and marketing purposes
•Supplying files to Production for the colour-proofing of images
•Carrying out editorial checks on reprinting titles, and providing corrected material
•Managing digital publishing workflow
•Processing contracts for authors and freelancers
•Clearing text and image permissions
•Processing invoices

Skills, knowledge, experience

•12 to 18 months of editorial experience
•Well-organised and hard-working
•Meticulous and efficient, with attention to detail
•Good IT skills
•Flexible approach, with an ability to prioritise effectively

This is a full time 1- year temporary contract
To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this role and your salary expectations to Please note in the subject line: ‘Assistant Editor 0812’
The closing date for this role is Sunday 8th December 2019.
Skills: Editorial, Project Management

Job information

Start date: 03 Feb, 2020
Duration: 1 year contract from start date

Contact information

Contact name: Bloomsbury Publishing
Reference: Temporary Contract 0812

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