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Editorial Coordinator, Penguin General

We have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Coordinator to join Penguin General’s busy copy-editorial team. Reporting to the Senior Editorial Manager, you will oversee the progress of offsets, reprints and backlist titles as well as providing general editorial assistance to the rest of the team.

You will supervise the paperback titles for Penguin General (winner of Publisher of the Year Award 2019), which comprises six imprints: Viking, Hamish Hamilton, Fig Tree, Penguin Life, Penguin Business and Sandycove, taking responsibility for delivering titles according to schedule, budget and high standards.

Your daily tasks will include checking proofs and cover materials, booking freelancers, coordinating mailings, updating systems and preparing paperback material for production. You’ll also assist three senior members on their titles and will have the opportunity to work on a range of fiction and non-fiction, mono and colour-illustrated titles in a range of formats. While the role doesn’t support the commissioning of titles, it’s a great opportunity to work on and develop your knowledge of the publishing process.

You will have some editorial and proofreading experience, although this doesn’t have to be in book publishing. As you’ll be working with a number of teams across the business, you’ll need strong communication and project management skills. An excellent organizer, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, you’ll be able to anticipate problems and quickly resolve them. You’ll also bring impeccable attention to detail and a focus on accuracy, along with excellent proofreading skills.

If this sounds like your next role, please apply with a CV and cover letter by 11:59pm on Monday 2nd May.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits. 

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:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Editorial Coordinator, Penguin General

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Coordinator, Penguin General
Salary description: 
£26,000 - £28,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits.

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You will have some editorial and proofreading experience, although this doesn’t have to be in book publishing