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Editor, Ebury (Self hub)

Are you an ambitious, creative and entrepreneurial thinker? Do you want to work on books that make a difference?

Part of Penguin Random House, Ebury is the UK’s biggest and most successful dedicated non-fiction publisher. Ebury Self, through our Vermilion, Rider and Happy Place imprints, is home to world-leading authors across wellbeing, personal development, health, parenting and spirituality. Our unrivalled roster of experts and gurus includes Wim Hof, Brené Brown, Deborah James, Glennon Doyle, Fearne Cotton, Deepak Chopra and Gabor Maté.

The Opportunity

The Self Hub are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Editor to join the team and help create bestselling books that change lives.

Reporting to the Publishing Director you’ll oversee the publication of titles from acquisition to finished product, taking the lead shaping projects editorially as well as championing our books to key internal stakeholders. There is scope to commission in this role and you’ll be encouraged to talk trends, generate ideas and think creatively about how to reinvigorate backlist titles.

Candidate Profile

You will:

  • Have experience project managing titles throughout the publishing process including structural and line editing experience.

  • Have an eagle-eye for detail, with excellent proofreading and copyediting skills.

  • Have excellent communication skills, able to build rapport quickly and deliver stand out author care.

  • Have a strong understanding of the audience needs and trends within the health and wellbeing genres and able to craft creative copy and clear design briefs that demonstrate this.

  • Be entrepreneurial, curious, and creative; able to transform ideas into stand out books

Please apply with your CV and cover letter (addressed to Olivia) along with a short description of a recent bestselling book that has inspired you by midnight on Wednesday 31st August.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £29,000 - £38,499 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits..

We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing.

For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person (mainly at our offices in Pimlico). The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the 'offer an interview' scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Editor, Ebury (Self hub)

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Editor, Ebury (Self hub)
Salary description: 
c. £30,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.

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Have experience project managing titles throughout the publishing process including structural and line editing experience. Have an eagle-eye for detail, with excellent proofreading and copyediting skills.