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Editorial Assistant, Fiction - Hodder & Stoughton

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

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the Hodder team. Reporting to the Publishers of the Fiction list, you will be responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the Publishers and the wider editorial team in the acquisition and production of new titles, and to assist with all aspects of administration, co-ordination and driving of the publishing programme in all media.  This is an exciting, varied and highly creative role for someone with experience in publishing, in editorial or an adjacent department.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Proof reading, checking permissions
  • Reading and reporting on manuscripts/proposals
  • Working on advance sales materials, creating keywords, writing copy
  • Taking minutes at meetings, including editorial meetings
  • Writing cover briefs and completing TIs (under supervision)
  • Collating proofs, checking copy-edits
  • Ensuring accurate and timely database/metadata records
  • Drafting author and agent correspondence
  • Organising meetings and travel
  • Liaising with internal/external contacts to ensure adherence to critical path
  • Processing reversions and remainders
  • Writing copy, checking proofs, checking ebooks
  • Maintaining submissions log
  • Managing the reprint process

What we offer

We offer flexible working as part of a friendly, creative and ambitious team on one of the most well-established imprints in the industry. This is a chance to gain editorial experience and gain a wider business understanding in the process, with plenty of support in skills and training.

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 begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this 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

Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. We publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling books in many different formats.

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Hachette UK

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