Editor - PCR (Fixed Term Contract), Little, Brown Book Group
What you’ll be doing
This is an exciting opportunity to join PCR’s Non-Fiction team and take the lead publishing a range of books for the imprint. This is a fixed term contract to cover a period of parental leave. In this busy and varied role, you will work independently on and with full responsibility for a list of authors across the Piatkus Non-Fiction and Robinson lists. Focused on bringing projects to their full potential, exceptional publishing and brilliant author care, this role also involves regular communication and close collaboration with other departments.
This role offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of non-fiction within a friendly and supportive team and training in the skills essential for a career as an editor. There will be on-the-job training in any systems and processes you are not familiar with.
Who we are looking for
This role is perfect for an enthusiastic and organised individual who wants to take the next step in their publishing career. You will be highly organised, efficient, proactive and able to work as part of a large team. A strong interest in commercial non-fiction and impeccable spelling and grammar are essential, as well as a meticulous eye for detail, strong communication skills and the ability to manage your time effectively, prioritise and work well under pressure.
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
Created in 1979, Piatkus has grown to be one of the most profitable and successful parts of the Little, Brown Boko Group. Shortlisted for Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2019, we are proud of our reputation for building perennially bestselling brands and titles.
Our non-fiction list is home to market-leading wellness and lifestyle titles. We publish experts in health and fitness, business, personal development, diet, self-help, popular psychology, parenting and mind, body and spirit who have something unique to say about living well and achieving success in all areas of life.
Robinson is a thriving imprint of the award-winning Little, Brown Book Group, where it retains its vibrant independent spirit and personality. It is home to three lists publishing a broad spectrum of non-fiction.
Robinson’s popular non-fiction list has something to appeal to every taste, covering topics as wide-ranging as history, popular science, cycling and true crime.
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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