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Editorial Assistant 12 months FTC

London, GB, Wc1X 8Hb




Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving.  Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is one of the UK’s most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people.  Our children’s fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries.  Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small. Gallery is the proud home of a range of bestselling non-fiction. Our authors include Bob Mortimer, Richard E. Grant, Jess Phillips, and Ed Balls.

In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children’s list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. These include VIZ Media, Andrews McMeel, National Geographic Adult and Elliott & Thompson.

Reporting to the Deputy Publishing Director, Adult Publishing, the role would consist of all editorial activities leading to publication across non-fiction titles, including reading and assessing manuscripts, preparing AIs, copywriting, minute taking, maintaining our database, and close liaison with all other departments. You will also provide vital support to our eBook and audio list. 

•    Overall support for the smooth running of the Non-fiction team
•    Working closely with editors on copy, AIs, and title information 
•    Minute taking in meetings such as Acquisitions, Editorial, Non-fiction Launch and Title Focus
•    Author support such as gifts, contractual copies and admin tasks
•    Some diary management and providing administrative support

•    A proactive, can-do attitude
•    An interest in non-fiction publishing
•    Strong interpersonal skills 
•    Effective communication skills

n/a – But an interest in non-fiction publishing and an awareness of some market-leading books would be helpful.

n/a – But a lot of this role’s responsibilities will be on the page so strong grasp of grammar and communication skills are essential. 

14 February 2023.
We reserve the right to close applications early should we receive a suitable number of applications before this date. Therefore, if you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Editorial Assistant 12 months FTC

Contract, Full-time
Administration, Assistant, Commercial, Publishing, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Assistant 12 months FTC

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