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Editorial Assistant, Hodder & Stoughton

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

What you’ll be doing

• Working with a team of editors at the heart of our editorial team. Providing administrative support for the whole team and being the key contact person for other departments.


• Providing editorial and administrative support to the Executive Publisher and Editorial Director, including but not limited to:

  •  scheduling new titles
  •  carrying out administrative tasks in relation to allocated projects
  • ensuring sales teams have the material they need
  • assisting with cover briefs and ATIs
  • ensuring metadata is kept up to date
  • arranging meetings, taking minutes, organising diaries
  • online research work
  • submitting titles for awards
  • processing invoices

Project managing several forthcoming books from manuscript to print/ebook:

  • briefing freelancers and checking their work
  • liaising with authors to resolve queries
  • preparing and/or checking artwork and permissions
  • checking proofs and ebooks
  • writing and adapting copy
  • acting as the main point of contact between the editorial, art and production teams

• Assisting with and actively working across our social media accounts.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who is familiar with the editorial process. The successful candidate will be:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic and with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Passionate about lifestyle, cookery, health, wellness, spiritual wellbeing and personal development
  • Interested in process and eager to learn
  • Highly organised with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Able to multitask and organise effectively
  • Confident, with excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A competent administrator with knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Biblio would be an advantage.

What we offer

Hodder & Stoughton is based at Hachette UK’s riverside headquarters in London and is home to a creative, committed and convivial team of talented colleagues, working together to publish great books we love. You will get the opportunity to gain experience working as part of a small, friendly and collaborative editorial team in Hodder’s extremely successful Lifestyle department on a wide variety of books and digital products. There will be on-the-job training in any systems and processes you are not familiar with.

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, delicious subsidized canteen food, 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

The Lifestyle and Yellow Kite division at Hodder is one of Britain’s leading publishers of cookery, lifestyle, health and self-help books and is part of the Hodder & Stoughton division of Hachette UK. We are the publishers of leading brand name authors, including Deliciously Ella, Eckhart Tolle, Gordon Ramsay, The TwoChubbyCubs, Steven Bartlett and MOB Kitchen, as well as wide range of other authors writing in this space.

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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