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Editorial Assistant, Education

Bloomsbury Education is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised Editorial Assistant to join a 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 Editorial Director and working closely with the editorial team this role offers the opportunity to develop editorial skills as well as providing key administrative support for the department.

The role

  • Supporting the editors, senior editors and commissioning editors administratively
  • Arranging, preparing agendas for and minuting key departmental meetings
  • Maintaining the publishing schedule – making changes as agreed in meetings and at the request of commissioning team
  • Ensuring title records are up to date in our Biblio title management system
  • Organising and assisting editors with the creation of advance information sheets, catalogue copy and book fair materials
  • Assisting with proofreading, artwork briefing and editing of projects as required by the editorial and commissioning team 
  • Liaising with sales, production, design, marketing and editors to ensure that sales materials are produced on time
  • Reading submissions on behalf of the commissioning editors and assisting them in responding
  • Sending out book proposals for review, chasing and tracking feedback
  • Responding to general book-related queries
  • Representing the education list at sales conferences and events as required

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Organised and confident with good communication skills
  • 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
  • Able to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Some office experience preferred
  • Demonstrable interest in education publishing essential and experience an advantage

Additional information

The role is a full-time, permanent position with a salary of £25,000

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

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

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 17th October 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • 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

Other Benefits:

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

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 12 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.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Editorial Assistant, Education

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Assistant, Education
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Demonstrable interest in education publishing essential and experience an advantage