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Editorial Coordinator

We are looking for an Editorial Coordinator to join the Adult Editorial team at Bloomsbury Publishing, the home of authors such as Susanna Clarke, Patricia Lockwood, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Reni Eddo-Lodge. It’s an exciting time to join the department, as we expand our list and plan for future growth and success.

You’ll be an enthusiastic, efficient person and you’ll assist the entire department with day-to-day administrative and editorial support. Your work will bring you into contact with all members of the department, and there will be opportunities to develop editorial skills.

The team sits within the Consumer division, and reports to the Head of Editorial Operations. 

The role

Your work will mainly involve the following, with other departmental admin tasks as required:

Administrative support to the senior team

  • Assisting with day-to-day administration for the editorial team in order to centralise the management of the running of the department and support the editorial team
  • Assisting with travel arrangements
  • Assisting with expenses and accounts

Editorial support to the junior team

  • Biblio maintenance: keeping the source of all our data for our titles as up-to-date and smoothly running as possible
  • Assisting with non-fiction and fiction reprints: an opportunity for you to develop your proofreading skills, and to get to know Bloomsbury’s backlist
  • Assisting with paperback originals and reissues on ad hoc basis
  • Contact for multi-region editions (MREs) originating from Bloomsbury USA

Assistant to Editor-in-Chief

  • Managing diary
  • Managing submissions log
  • Departmental meeting administration

Other admin tasks:

  • Assisting with the proofreading of catalogues and marketing materials
  • Mailing out proofs and contractual copies
  • Clearing permissions when requested
  • Organising gifts and couriers
  • Organising materials for readers
  • Clearing permissions for author photos, organising author photoshoots plus associated admin
  • Handling miscellaneous queries on the phone and over email
  • Assisting with prize submissions

Knowledge, skills and experience 

We are looking for someone organised, confident and eager to learn, with:

  • excellent communication and time-management skills
  • impeccable spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • some office experience (desirable)
  • a demonstrable interest in trade fiction and non-fiction, and an awareness of the book market

Some experience would be an advantage, but this can be in a related field, including arts administration or bookselling. Prior publishing experience is not necessary: we are looking for someone energetic, enthusiastic and curious, with excellent organisational skills, a good eye for detail and a real love of books. There will be opportunities for you to get involved in the editorial process, to develop proofreading and copy-editing skills and to receive specialised training.

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position with a salary of £23,000

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 two 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 4 February 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:

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

Summer Hours – June to August

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

That Day – online fitness classes, mindfulness, cookery classes, workshops etc.

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 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 Coordinator

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Coordinator
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