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Project Editor, Non-Fiction

Closing date: Monday 3rd October 2022

Location: London (Central)

Reference: S&S UK PROJ ED

Description: 

Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world and the winner of Publisher of the Year 2022. 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.
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. In 2022 Simon & Schuster was named Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards. 

Job Profile:

We are looking for a talented and precise project editor to work on the award-winning non-fiction list at Simon & Schuster. They will help us to publish the most exciting and distinctive talent in non-fiction and champion our books and authors with clear vision and creativity, ensuring they are a success critically and commercially.  

The Role:

Working alongside commissioning editors in-house, the project editor will take a complete manuscript through all stages of the editing process, coordinating with authors and with agents when necessary, the editor, and the production and design departments to ensure that assigned projects are delivered within deadlines and budgets and to ensure the smooth running of our non-fiction publishing schedule.

The role will involve some structural and line editing, writing of cover copy, checking copyedits and proof corrections, proofreading, liaising with freelancers, compiling plate sections and ensuring accurate metadata all while providing excellent author care.

The Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and a pedantic desire for grammatical correctness. They will be able to work on their own and take responsibility for the accuracy of the finished product. They will work well to deadlines and have a meticulous ability to project manage. They will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and an ability to interact with all parts of the business – externally and internally.

They will have experience of working in a busy editorial team, being responsible for signing books off for press, an awareness of publishing systems and timelines and demonstrable experience of copyediting and proofreading. An interest in non-fiction and awareness of the market would be desirable. 

Application Deadline: Monday 3rd October 2022

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.

Project Editor, Non-Fiction

Full-time, Permanent
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Administration, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
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Project Editor, Non-Fiction

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experience of working in a busy editorial team, being responsible for signing books off for press, an awareness of publishing systems and timelines and demonstrable experience of copyediting and proofreading