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Editorial Assistant, Octopus Publishing Group

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

What you’ll be doing

You will be a key member of the editorial team, providing essential editorial and admin support to four commissioners. You’ll write best-in-class copy, ensure we have top-quality selling material for our books, enjoy researching the commercial potential of ideas and be on top of all the admin needed to make sure our publishing programme runs smoothly.  In addition, you will enjoy working collaboratively with other internal departments and with our key partners, from authors and agents to brands.

Who we are looking for

You are bright and proactive with a can-do attitude, can bring a laser-focus attention to detail, have a passion for non-fiction publishing and love working as part of a team.  

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 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

Octopus is a leading publisher of commercial non-fiction across a wide range of genres, from gardening to fashion and cookery to music, and this is a dynamic time of growth for the business. Our books are high-quality, but always accessible; well-targeted and commercial, but always authentic. This role is working with the Mitchell Beazley, Conran Octopus and Ilex imprints on a predominantly illustrated list aimed at an international market.

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

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