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Editorial Assistant for Drama

Faber is one of the world’s pre-eminent independent publishing houses, committed to the work of the most dynamic and significant creative voices. The current list spans Nobel laureates, bestselling fiction, award-winning poetry and non-fiction, film and classical music, and maintains an unrivalled commitment to modern drama.

The purpose of this role is to support Dinah Wood, Faber’s Editorial Director for Drama. It offers the opportunity to work with remarkable playwrights across an outstanding list of plays. The list ranges from such widely celebrated playwrights as Alan Bennett, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, David Hare, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and Timberlake Wertenbaker, to younger generations of voices, including Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Joseph Charlton, Matthew Lopez, Antoinette Nwandu and Polly Stenham.

The Editorial Assistant’s responsibilities will include providing exceptional author care, maintaining bibliographic systems and metadata, assistance with our digital platforms, Drama Online and Screen Studies, collating press quotes, providing administrative support, logging, reading and responding to submissions, occasional proofreading and copy-checking, copywriting and liaising with other departments.

The successful candidate will have a passion for theatregoing, from fringe venues to the West End and beyond, and will demonstrate a genuine interest in and knowledge of drama. They will be organised and have excellent people skills, an eye for detail, a flair for the written word, and the ability to manage competing priorities.

Experience of working in the theatre, as well as any previous publishing experience, will be an advantage, though neither a necessity.

This is a full-time position based in our London office. 

Salary £25,000 per annum

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to quoting reference BS.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th January 2022.

Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

-Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles

-Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year

-Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice

-Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app

-Season-ticket loans

-Cycle-to-work vouchers

-Subsidised eye tests

-Generous pension scheme

-Life assurance and income protection insurance

-Access to online GP and advisory services

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.


Editorial Assistant for Drama

Faber and Faber, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Assistant for Drama
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Experience of working in the theatre, as well as any previous publishing experience, will be an advantage, though neither a necessity.