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Editorial Assistant

Job title:              Editorial Assistant

Department:      Editorial

Location:             Forest Row, Sussex

Reports to:          Dylan Thomas, Managing Director and Clive Aslet, Co-founder

Date:                     April 2023

Role:                      Full time in office - 40 hours per week 

Salary:                   £23,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)

Triglyph Books is a publishing house focussing on high-end illustrated books. Founded in 2019 by celebrated international photographer, Dylan Thomas, and award-winning editor and writer Clive Aslet.

Job description 

We have an opening for an editorial assistant to join our growing team. 

Your tasks will be varied but will include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Editorial Team
  • Assisting with manuscript revision and development feedback
  • Communicating with the authors to ensure timely delivery of content and assisting with author queries
  • Preparing manuscripts for handover to production to agreed standards and on schedule
  • Putting together briefs for designers
  • Drafting contracts for new projects; ensuring signed contracts are returned in a timely way
  • Responding promptly and appropriately to external and internal queries
  • Providing basic editorial project reports
  • Providing administrative support for the team (filing, photocopying, etc)
  • Taking minutes during editorial meetings
  • Writing copies for promotional content and social media
  • Carrying our proofreading tasks as required 
  • Represent the company at events and present projects in internal meetings
  • Identify development opportunities for publications
  • Work on new business editorial proposals

Skills, experience and qualifications

An editorial assistant will need to have a love of books and an understanding of the luxury brand market.

The roll holder will require:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Research skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to think creatively and commercially
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Tenacity and self-motivation
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Competence in IT

Preferred qualifications 

  • A degree is preferable, but not essential
  • A strong general knowledge of books and the digital world
  • Exceptional standard of written and verbal English


  • 25 days annual leave per annum 

This job description is a guide to the duties and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. You will also be required to carry out any other duties which may reasonably be required of you in accordance with the needs of the business. Subject to the needs of the service, the content of the job description for this post is subject to continuous review.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to

Editorial Assistant

Triglyph Books, Forest Row
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editorial Assistant
Salary description: 
£23,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)

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