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Editorial Assistant, Gallery Non-Fiction Adult Publishing

Simon & Schuster UK is one of the leading general book publishing companies in the UK and was named Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2022 and 2023. They also won Children’s Publisher of the Year in 2023. Based in London with sister companies in the United States, Canada, Australia and India, the UK division has four imprints: Gallery, Scribner, Simon & Schuster; and Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, which publish a wide and eclectic mix of authors ranging across commercial fiction, literary fiction, general non-fiction, and children’s publications. Home to bestselling authors and award winners, Simon & Schuster UK is a publishing house of quality writing and a proud home to its authors and their exceptional work. It also runs a sales and distribution service for a number of independent and international publishers including Andrews McMeel, Black Library, Boom! Studios, Elliott & Thompson, Inner Traditions, Rebellion and VIZ Media.

Simon & Schuster International is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. They are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators, and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance.

The Simon & Schuster Adult Non-Fiction list consists of two imprints: S&S and Gallery UK. Gallery is the home to bestselling quality commercial non-fiction books which engage, enlighten and entertain. Our authors include Bob Mortimer, Britney Spears, Richard E. Grant, Patrick Stewart, Jess Phillips and Soma Sara. We are a small but rapidly growing department which specialises in high impact publications.

The S&S Adult non-fiction team is looking for an Editorial Assistant to work in their quality commercial team. Reporting to the Publishing Director and supporting the S&S editorial team as a whole, this is an exciting role for someone who loves non-fiction and wants to work with books and authors who will reach a wide audience.

This role would involve close involvement in all editorial administration activities leading to publication across non-fiction titles, including (but not limited to): running reports (TCM, TMM, etc); developing and maintaining content on the databases; diary management; organising author publication gifts; processing expenses; organising schedules for fairs and overseas trips; reading and assessing manuscripts; copyediting; briefing and managing freelancers and liaising with authors and agent.

The Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude, an awareness of the zeitgeist and a genuine passion for non-fiction, who will be able to take their own initiative and will thrive in a busy and varied role. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong grasp of grammar, a meticulous eye for detail and an ability to interact at all levels. You don’t need years of publishing experience, but you need to be willing to learn from and adapt to a busy team of editors.

Please apply by attaching your CV and cover letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

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Editorial Assistant, Gallery Non-Fiction Adult Publishing

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Communications, Editorial
Editorial Assistant, Gallery Non-Fiction Adult Publishing

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The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude, an awareness of the zeitgeist and a genuine passion for non-fiction, who will be able to take their own initiative and will thrive in a busy and varied role