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Last updated: Wednesday 26 September, 2018
Editorial Assistant

About the Job

We have a brilliant opportunity for a bright, personable Editorial Assistant to support our Picture Book and Novelty teams on a full-time basis. It is a rare chance to work at the grassroots of children’s publishing, liaising closely with a small, busy team of editors in an exciting, creative environment. Ideally you will have some experience of children’s full-colour illustrated editorial work.
Purpose of the Job
The role of Editorial Assistant includes a range of administrative and editorial tasks, from inputting data and proofreading layouts, to helping authors, illustrators and agents both on the phone and when visiting our office.
The Editorial Assistant reports jointly to the Editorial Director and the Head of Picture Books.
Key responsibilities:
Inputting and updating title information to Biblio, our publishing management system
Liaising with our American partners and our authors to produce americanised editions of our titles
Maintaining and updating the publishing schedule
Posting out advance copies to authors, illustrators and their agents
Proofreading and checking layouts and advances
Writing sales copy
Providing general administrative support and assisting in the smooth running of the department
Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:
The ability to spell and punctuate accurately, plus a strong visual sense
A good grasp of basic arithmetic
To be a strong team player with good communication skills
The ability to take the initiative and prioritise your workload
A proven interest in illustrated children’s books
Basic design skills using InDesign is desirable but not essential
The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.
To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words on what you think you could contribute to Nosy Crow, both personally and as an editorial assistant, to Camilla Reid ( We look forward to reading your application.
We aim to make Nosy Crow an environment where all members of the team truly thrive, and where everyone feels part of the whole company and of our decision-making.
Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14th October.
Skills: Editorial

Job information

Duration: Permanent

Contact information

Contact name: Camilla Reid
Telephone: 02070897575

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