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Editorial Assistant - parental cover

Are you ready to immerse yourself in history and gain incredible editorial experience? We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the library publishing programme of an international academic publisher to cover a parental leave for a period of 9-12 months.

What the role offers:

  • Salary of £23,000 + 5% retention bonus
  • Hybrid working (min. 1 day a week in the office located in Hampshire)
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Wellness days
  • Free parking
  • Employee reward scheme
  • And more! Full details provided on application

We are looking for:

  • Passion for History: While not mandatory, a background or interest in history or humanities is a plus!
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication abilities are key to thriving in this role.
  • Attention to Detail: candidates should demonstrate a sharp eye for detail to ensure the quality of products
  • Team Player: You'll be working closely with the wider team and other departments so being able to work collaboratively is crucial
  • Prior experience in a publishing, library or museum duration environment is preferred

As part of the Editorial team, you'll be diving into the world of historical primary sources, contributing to product research, development, and production of digital collections. Your tasks will range from supporting thee editorial team to assisting in crafting proposals for exciting new products.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing and assessing content across a range of materials (historical books, newspapers, archived documents, manuscripts) through online catalogues and in-person visits at libraries and archives
  • Carrying out thorough ,market research to assist with new product proposals, putting together prospective customer lists, competitor analysis and sales history data
  • Assisting the editors with copyright clearance and other permissions requests
  • Supporting the preparation of business cases ahead of product approval meetings
  • Examining metadata of individual products and cataloguing products according to guidelines
  • General team support and administrative duties

Inspired Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Editorial Assistant - parental cover

Inspired Selection, Hampshire
Contract, Maternity Contract, Full-time, Graduate, Home Working, Internship, Maternity Cover
Administration, Assistant, Editor, Digital Editorial, Digital, Editorial, Ebook, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Research, Research, Support, Admin & PA

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