Editorial Assistant – Adult Non-Fiction
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading international publisher with strengths in trade, children’s, professional and academic publishing, both digitally and in print.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking Editorial Assistant to provide support to the Publishing Director for Bloomsbury Publishing Ventures, part of our Adult Pdivision. The successful candidate will be working on both large, illustrated arts books as well as narrative text titles across a variety of imprints, including Bloomsbury Caraval, Herbert Press, Philip Wilson Publishing and Tauris Parke.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand about a broad range of activities across the publishing business, particularly in relation to highly visual titles, and develop the key skills required for a career in publishing. The successful candidate will join a friendly team based in our Oxford offices.
To assist in the effective management of print and digital products throughout the publication process. This includes
•liaising with Design and Production colleagues to ensure manuscripts are delivered on time,
•preparing typescripts for production,
•briefing and checking ebooks and reprints, and
•other administrative duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
•Good working knowledge of Word and Excel
•Knowledge of Biblio an advantage
•Ability to learn and adapt to publishing systems and processes quickly
•Exceptional organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
•Ability to meet deadlines and handle competing priorities
•Flexibility; ability to adapt to changing priorities
•Stays calm under pressure
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a good visual ‘eye’
•Good attention to detail
•Strong problem-solving skills
•Ability to work independently
•Confident, enthusiastic, hard-working, committed
Some prior publishing experience is an advantage
Reporting to the Publishing Director, this role is a full-time permanent position, based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9PH. Bloomsbury Publishing offers a competitive salary, great development prospects and generous staff discounts.
To apply, please email your CV, your salary expectations and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements outlined above and why you would like to work in non-fiction publishing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please note in the subject line: ‘Editorial Assistant, Adult Non-Fiction IPG 2402'
The closing date for this role is 22nd February 2019