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Last updated: Wednesday 12 July, 2017
Editorial Assistant (Osprey Publishing, Oxford)
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About the Job

Editorial Assistant (Osprey Publishing)
Part of Bloomsbury Publishing
The opportunity
We are looking for a well organized and highly literate individual to join our busy Editorial team, working primarily to support Osprey Publishing, the leading illustrated, military history publisher, and also its sister imprint, Shire Publications, which offers an eclectic mix of titles on nostalgia, history, culture and craft.
The role
In this role you will provide vital administrative support to the department, including screening and responding to manuscript submissions and enquiries from the public, booking freelancers, coding invoices, and maintaining accurate title and author information on the Biblio 3 title database. The role will also involve minute-taking at meetings and project management support for editors including picture clearance, hard-copy artwork processing and some editorial and e-book checks.
You will work closely with editors in the department and key people in the Sales, Marketing, Administration and Production and Design teams, ensuring that processes are followed, records meticulously kept and the publishing programme proceeds as smoothly as possible. It is an ideal opportunity to learn about all stages of the publishing process.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Great organizational skills, time management and ability to prioritize workload
Strong eye for detail
IT competency and aptitude for learning new software
Professionalism and a positive approach
Osprey Publishing and Shire Publishing are part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. This is a full time permanent position, based at our Bloomsbury offices at Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9PH.
To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet our requirements for this role and your salary expectations to
Please note in the subject line : ‘Editorial Assistant – Osprey Publishing 3107.’
A full job description is available on request.
Interviews will be held in Oxford during the week commencing 31st July 2017.
Skills: Contracts, Editorial

Job information

Duration: Permanent

Contact information

Telephone: 01865 727022

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