£20,000 - £30,000
Posted on: Thursday 19 December, 2019
This is an exciting opportunity for a bookworm with a strong interest in global current affairs, in the early stages of their publishing career. This is an exciting time to join a growing and dynamic company, with plenty of scope for independent working and innovation.
The chosen candidate will play an essential role in helping editors get manuscripts into production, working closely with them on a wide range of books at different stages of the editorial process. As we are a small team, there will also be ample opportunity to gain insight into and work with other departments, from Sales to Publicity.
Key elements of the role will include:
∙ Editorial skills (proofreading, copy-editing, typesetting preparation)
∙ Assisting with academic peer review & jacket copy
∙ Author management
∙ Metadata skills
∙ Editorial research for commissioning (diversity projects, reading proposals, etc)
∙ Demonstrable knowledge and interest in current affairs & world news
∙ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a good eye for detail
∙ Outstanding levels of organisation and capacity for independent work
∙ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to learn fast in a small team
∙ Familiarity with Microsoft Office
∙ Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent level)
∙ Foreign-language proficiency would be beneficial, but is not essential
Contract: 12-month initial
Start date: February 2020
Competitive salary & company pension [£22-23k]
Please send your cover letter and CV to Lara Weisweiller-Wu by 29 January 2020: email@example.com
Please send two separate application emails; one should have documents anonymised (no names, no references to gender, age or contact details, no links to writing samples displaying your name)
Shortlisted candidates will be notified and sent an editorial test by 31 January.