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Editorial Assistant

Expected salary: £23,000 p.a. (full-time)

Are you looking for an editorial role with an innovative and ambitious company? Do you want to work with some of the world’s best commercial storytellers?

Canelo is a flourishing independent publisher based in London. We are never afraid to try new things and want to challenge publishing industry norms. We enjoy working in undervalued areas of publishing and rejuvenating them for new audiences.

This role will work closely with the Editorial Director to help process key frontlist titles across a diverse range of authors, and will also work on reissues of saga, romance and crime novels. The successful candidate will specialise in these areas, working with proofreaders and cover designers to create pitch-perfect packages for the contemporary market. They will work on copy and metadata for frontlist and backlist books, and contribute towards other key areas including contract admin, picture research, submissions reading and author care.

Duties include:

  • Evaluating book proposals and commenting on manuscripts
  • Administrating manuscripts’ progress as they are developed through our editing process
  • Drafting cover briefs and working with designers and the team in-house to deliver industry-leading jackets
  • Writing and editing copy, metadata and supplementary marketing and sales materials
  • Assisting the Editorial Director with author/agent agreements, overseeing an archive of our contracted titles
  • Liaising with authors and agents about acquisitions, editorial points, sales and marketing information and general updates
  • Contribute in departmental meetings and towards improving editorial systems.

We are open about your background and experience, although you will ideally have some experience of editorial work, an eye for commercial fiction and can demonstrate both diligence and efficiency. But if you have a good eye for detail, an appetite to learn and a proactive can-do attitude, we want to hear from you.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to
Closing date for applications: 31st January 2019

Editorial Assistant

Canelo, London Borough of Southwark
Full-time, Permanent
Assistant, Copywriter, Copywriting, Editor, Editorial