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At Haus we publish history, biography, memoir, and travelogues. We are looking for an Editor to support the Publisher in a full-time position based in our London office, with the option to combine office-based and remote working.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Editor looking for the next step in their career in a role that will involve in-house editorial responsibilities as well as management of freelancers. We are a small independent publisher and expect all members of the team to have a no-job-too-small mentality. We are looking for a candidate who has an existing interest in our areas of publishing.

Principal responsibilities will include:

Editing – structural editing and copy-editing; proofreading; fact-checking; ensuring inclusive language; collating changes; preparing manuscripts for typesetting and titles for print; drafting copy for book jackets

Managing – planning and monitoring schedules; working with freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers; acting as the main point of contact for production; ensuring efficient editorial workflow

Submissions – managing unsolicited submissions, as well as submissions from foreign publishers and agents; potential to undertake commissioning responsibilities to further develop our list

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience of copy-editing and proofreading to a high standard using Microsoft Word and PDF markup
  • Ability to manage project schedules and work to multiple concurrent deadlines
  • Ability to cultivate productive and professional relationships with authors and freelancers

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Formal proofreading qualifications
  • Ability to manage book projects from first manuscript through to print deadline
  • Familiarity with book publishing processes
  • Experience of working with image and text reproduction licences
  • Experience of working with translated manuscripts
  • Experience of compiling and proofreading imprint pages, image credits, and endnotes

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as being part of groups that are currently marginalised or underrepresented in publishing. Applications (comprising a CV and covering letter) should be sent to Harry Hall at


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Closing date: 6/12/2021


Haus Publishing, Greater London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
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