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Editorial Assistant

Independent publisher Pushkin Press is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our team. This exciting and busy role is an opportunity for someone with a grounding in publishing to work with our editors across Pushkin’s adult and children’s imprints developing editorial skills as well as providing key administrative support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting editors working on a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles, and working closely with the production team, as well as liaising with the sales, design, marketing and publicity teams, authors and translators
  • Proofreading, copy-writing, proof checking and clearing permissions
  • Writing AIs and maintaining the BiblioLive database, preparing sales materials
  • Administrative tasks including minute taking, phone and email queries, post
  • Reading and reporting on manuscripts

This is an entry-level role but industry experience is a bonus. You will be a voracious reader with a demonstrable interest in Pushkin Press’s publishing. You’ll have an energetic and flexible approach to work, be self-motivated with excellent organisational, time management and planning skills, and strong communication skills. You’ll have meticulous attention to detail, as well as an efficient and positive attitude to admin.

The role will be based at our office in Somerset House in central London. We are currently working to a hybrid home/office model, with Tuesday – Thursday office days for all full-time staff. Our working day is 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday with flexible working by arrangement. Benefits include 20 days holiday (rising to 25 days with length of service) plus bank holidays, pension, and optional remote working throughout the month of August.

Pushkin strives to be an equal opportunities employer.  Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you may require when attending an interview.

Salary £24.5k

If you are interested in this role, please apply with a CV and cover letter explaining why you’d like to work at Pushkin Press to The deadline for applications is 1st December 2023.

Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again. Founded in 1997, our list encompasses novels, non-fiction, crime, children’s books – everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary. We publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed and brilliant authors, including Stefan Zweig, Antal Szerb and Gaito Gazdanov, as well as award-winning current writers like the Dorthe Nors, Benjamín Labatut, Deesha Philyaw and David Diop. 

Editorial Assistant

Pushkin Press, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
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