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Editorial Assistant, Thames & Hudson

Editorial Assistant

  • Full time, permanent contract
  • Salary: £23,000
  • Hybrid working potential, based in Central London
  • Closing date: 21 August 2022
  • Starting date: October 2022

We are looking for a well-organized, enthusiastic and self-motivated Editorial Assistant with strong French language skills to join our small and dynamic fashion publishing team. You will help create illustrated fashion books, including our bestselling Catwalk series and books made in partnership with high-profile fashion brands, from Chanel to Louis Vuitton.

No previous publishing experience is required as you will be fully trained. You may have a degree in the humanities, but more important to the role are a demonstrable interest in fashion, a willingness to learn, a good visual eye and attention to detail, and excellent communication skills (written and oral).

The Role

  • Providing editorial and visual research assistance
  • Liaising with key contacts in French and some translation work
  • Keeping track of and posting complimentary author, sponsor and gratis copies, as well as booking general deliveries and collections
  • Uploading meta data and organizing book materials
  • Financial administrative tasks including tracking and organizing author payments, processing invoices and drafting purchase orders
  • Utilizing spreadsheets and office systems to proactively anticipate missing or late invoices, author copies, payments and other book-related paperwork – and to chase these up accordingly
  • Helping to prepare and proofread editorial materials, such as for sales presentations and book fairs, and keying in proofreading changes
  • Liaising across teams, departments and T&H’s international offices, as well as external parties, to assist with meeting goals and deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of French
  • A demonstrable interest in fashion and visual culture
  • A strong visual sense and a keen eye for detail
  • Superb organization and time management
  • Ability to be proactive, multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Experience of office and administrative work
  • Intermediate level of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and command of English spelling and grammar
  • Some commercial acumen and a desire to learn more about publishing
  • Copywriting and proofreading skills a bonus, with an appetite for deepening these skills

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

At Thames & Hudson, we believe that employing a diverse workforce is essential to succeed and selection decisions are based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Sophie Castle, The deadline for applications is 21st August 2022. Please outline how you meet our requirements above, in your cover letter.

Some of the benefits of working with us:

Apart from working with a highly talented and creative bunch of people, we offer:

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Profit share scheme
  • Interest-free loan for rent deposit or season travel ticket
  • Discounts off our lovely T&H books and co-editions
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Film Club

And more!

Editorial Assistant, Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson, London
Full-time, Permanent
Editor, Publishing
Editorial Assistant, Fashion
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