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Editor/Assistant Editor

A new opportunity has opened up to join a small, energetic team publishing fast-paced politics and current affairs, history, espionage, sport and memoir.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the newest member of our team will be involved in steering books through all stages of the editorial process, from original manuscript to print-ready files, and ensuring our authors receive an attentive, bespoke service.

If you’re an efficient, enthusiastic, eagle-eyed editor with good initiative and impeccable attention to detail, we’d love to hear from you.

The role will include:

  • Copy-editing non-fiction manuscripts swiftly and accurately
  • Providing thoughtful, responsive author care
  • Proofreading sales materials
  • Writing compelling cover copy
  • Clearing image permissions
  • Liaising with typesetters and cover designers
  • Inputting text corrections using InDesign

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Solid copy-editing experience, ideally gained within a non-fiction book publisher
  • First-class knowledge of language and grammar
  • Excellent proofreading and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the book production process
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle a range of tasks
  • The ability to work accurately under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good communication skills, with experience of liaising with authors
  • A keen interest in politics and current affairs

Familiarity with Adobe InDesign software will be an advantage.

Please note that this is not an entry-level position. This would be a terrific second or third job for either an experienced Assistant Editor ready to take the next step up or an established Editor looking to branch out in a new direction.

Location: London, working three days a week in our Southwark office and two days a week from home (or fully office-based if preferred)

Closing date: 14 October 2022

How to apply: Send a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role, and including current salary and notice period, addressed to Olivia Beattie at

Biteback welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities, particularly those who are under-represented in the publishing industry. Just let us know if there are any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during the recruitment process.

Editor/Assistant Editor

Biteback Publishing, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editor/Assistant Editor

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Solid copy-editing experience, ideally gained within a non-fiction book publisher