Bloomsbury Education is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised Assistant Editor/Editor to join our small dynamic team publishing exciting books for teachers, parents and children. The list includes teaching resources, professional development titles, fiction, poetry and home learning. Reporting to the Head of Education and working closely with the editorial team this role offers the opportunity to progress your editorial skills and manage individual book projects from commission to publication, as well as assisting and supporting the commissioning team and senior editors as required.
- Working with the commissioning team and senior editors to project manage titles across a broad range of educational products, from teaching resources and professional development books to children’s fiction and poetry, managing the editorial budget for individual titles to ensure profitability
- Working with authors to ensure timely delivery of manuscripts and liaising with production staff to maintain publishing schedules and data in Biblio (our publishing database)
- Development editing and copyediting new manuscripts independently, as well as alongside senior editor/commissioning editor
- Proofreading and liaising with authors at proof stage, collating comments and corrections, feeding back to production and then checking off changes on revised proofs
- Liaising with external and internal designers on page layouts, covers and artwork briefs, including storyboarding and illustrator selection
- Supporting senior editors and commissioning editors with administrative and editorial tasks where needed
- Assisting with the writing of AIs (advance information sheets), catalogue copy and book fair materials, as well as cover copy
- Liaising with sales, production, design, marketing and editors to ensure that sales materials are produced on time
- Presenting titles to sales and marketing teams at launch meetings and representing the education list at sales conferences and events as required
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Organised, confident and a good communicator
- Excellent knowledge of the English language, high standards of accuracy and a keen eye for detail
- Strong organisational skills and a rigorous, self-motivated approach to briefing, meeting deadlines and managing schedules and budgets
- Able to prioritise and manage time effectively
- Awareness of print procedures and printing needs
- Awareness of cost limitations and profitability of a project
- Demonstrable experience of education publishing essential
The role is a full-time, permanent position.
The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are Monday and Tuesday.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 10th February 2023.
Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:
- hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)
- 25 days holiday
- 3.5 days Christmas company holiday
Two paid Personal Wellness Days
Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
Season Ticket Loan
Eyecare Voucher Scheme
Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (which supports BAME staff members), Accessibility (which supports colleagues with disabilities), Mental Health, Multi-Faith, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 10 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources
For additional benefits see below
Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
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