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Associate Editor Art 

Job Description & Responsibilities

Job title:           Associate Editor    

Department:     Editorial        

Reporting to:    Editorial Director, Art and Children’s Publishing / Head of Editorial

General overview

To provide comprehensive commissioning and editorial support to the Editorial Director, Art and Children’s Publishing; to edit and project manage a range of titles across the Art list.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Author liaison and commissioning support, to include assessing and developing proposals; coordinating and chasing the delivery of text and illustrations; assessing manuscripts and picture lists in relation to the original outline and relaying development edits and comments to authors; dealing directly with issues and questions raised by authors.
  • Tracking the status of all titles across the Art list, as well as project managing individual selected titles from delivery to completion, including: coordinating handover of materials to and between producing departments; managing freelancers to ensure that production schedules are adhered to; checking cover/jacket, image and text proofs; picture research and collation; copyediting and proofreading text.
  • Researching new book ideas, authors and competition; research for revised editions; drafting and analysing estimates; drafting contracts; requesting and analysing picture budget estimates.
  • Providing materials to sales, marketing and foreign rights: planning, editing and managing the creation of book fair dummies; writing AIs and EAIs; checking catalogue copy; supplying text and imagesmanaging author payments and comp. copies; setting up book fair meetings; helping to programme events surrounding book publication.

Skills & Experience:

  • Solid, relevant editorial experience at a publisher (ideally illustrated) or the publishing department of a museum, gallery or university – including editing and project management experience.
  • A degree in art, design or the humanities, along with an informed understanding of art history and contemporary art.
  • A demonstrable interest in and knowledge of visual arts and culture.
  • Solid, relevant editorial experience at a publisher (ideally illustrated) or the publishing department of a museum, gallery or university.
  • First-class command of English spelling and grammar, and a keen eye for detail.
  • Self-motivation, the ability to prioritise tasks and to work with others flexibly.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing.
  • Accurate keyboard skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro an advantage..

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly focused, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Reliable, methodical and conscientious, even under pressure.
  • Capable of calmly sustaining and delivering a heavy workload to a very high standard.
  • Flexible, open-minded and adaptable.
  • Responsible and capable of inspiring respect and confidence.
  • Discreet and trustworthy.

This is an exciting chance to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects in a highly creative environment in central London.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Alice Craddock, HR Advisor:

Associate Editor Art 

Thames & Hudson, London
Full-time, Graduate, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Professional, Publisher
Administration, Assistant, Editor, Publishing Support, Support, Research, Other Publishing, Design, Picture Research, Digital Editorial, Editorial, Admin & PA