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Desk Editor (Fixed-Term Contract), Hodder Education

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

We are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally, and we aim to make a difference to teachers and students by producing quality resources and services, while continuing to grow as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values: putting teachers and students at the heart of what we do, improving quality year on year, working collaboratively, and being trustworthy in what we publish and how we work.

Who we are looking for

Hodder Education is looking for two Desk Editors to work on books and digital materials for UK secondary schools and FE colleges as part of our exciting publishing plans for 2021. The team works on a wide variety of subjects as needed, although these contract roles are likely to have a science/maths/technology focus.

What we offer

Desk editors work closely with colleagues, authors and freelancers, taking responsibility for editorial quality and bringing together all the elements of a range of complex projects on time and to budget. You will need to be a proactive planner, quick to adapt to changing circumstances, without losing your eye for detail even under pressure.

Some experience of editorial project management, preferably in the context of educational books or digital resources, is essential. Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills are a prerequisite.

Who we are and what we do

You will be joining a busy, friendly and committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce books and resources we can all be proud of. As part of Hachette UK, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from company-wide schemes such as training.

The team is based in our central London office; flexible working is fully supported.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.


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