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Editorial Assistant

We have 3 fantastic Editorial Assistant opportunities on the books team of an independent academic publisher providing administrative support to the Senior Commissioning Editors across different fields of research.

In these roles, responsibilities will include:

  • organising books proposals and briefing suitable reviewers ensuring they provide feedback within agreed timelines.
  • preparing contracts for new projects.
  • maintaining excellent record keeping on the database.
  • communicating with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including providing up to date information and answering any queries.
  • preparing manuscripts and any other information for other teams.
  • researching the market for new opportunities.
  • building relationships with authors and wider communities by attending industry events.

These are excellent positions to learn about academic book publishing, and building up the skills needed to further your editorial career. Our client is looking to see enthusiastic candidates who are passionate about the industry, and who can be proactive and highly organised. If this sounds like you, get in touch for more information!

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Editorial Assistant

Full-time, Graduate, Permanent
Academic, Professional, STM
Editorial, Assistant

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