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Editorial Assistant

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

What you’ll be doing

Working primarily within our Singing Dragon and Handspring team, you will provide administrative support across a diverse range of titles on topics including bodywork, movement and yoga therapy. You’ll liaise closely with authors and editors on manuscripts and oversee all essential tasks, from contract to publication.


You will have responsibility for managing your own workload and will work collaboratively with colleagues across JKP in supporting the acquisitions department’s strategic goals.

This is a fantastic role for anyone in the early stages of their publishing career, providing you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of publishing as an active member of our energetic, friendly acquisitions team.

Who we are looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • thrive in a team environment where you are encouraged to share ideas
  • are comfortable managing your workload, balancing priorities and anticipating regular deadlines
  • are a stickler for detail - ensuring our databases are kept up to date and accurate
  • are a natural communicator - at ease building strong working relationships with colleagues and authors
  • are a talented copywriter, able to write compelling marketing and sales copy to promote our books and resources
  • love the challenge of finding solutions to problems
  • have a curiosity for learning and an eagerness to try new things

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!

This role can be based at our London office or in Edinburgh, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Singing Dragon is an imprint of JKP, an award-winning, global publisher committed to publishing products that celebrate diversity and encourage social change. In 2017 JKP became part of John Murray Press, a fast-growing division of Hachette UK and in 2022, JKP won the Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at The British Book Awards.

Singing Dragon publishes market-leading professional resources in complementary and integrative medicine and bodywork and we strive to give a platform to our communities’ conversations around wellness. Our products range from print, e and audio books, to video, webinars and conferences, and we are constantly innovating in our publishing to create the right products for our specialist audiences.

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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