Posted on: Tuesday 15 January, 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.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Hurst is an independent non-fiction publisher with a global outlook. We publish 75 books a year, a mixture of general-interest and academic titles, with particular strengths in history, politics, religion and the non-Western world.
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 closely 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
•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
Please send your cover letter and CV by 15 February 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be sent an editorial test.