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Editorial Assistant

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

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks including general office administration, organising meetings, keeping minutes, overseeing our publishing critical path, organising copy-edits and proofreading, updating Biblio, processing invoices, organising book proof mailouts and supporting the busy Orion Fiction team with a variety of ad hoc tasks.

You will work within a collaborative and supportive team that will give you the opportunity to work across the full breadth of commercial fiction.

Who we are looking for

You will be supremely well organised with a meticulous eye for detail, good writing skills and impeccable grammar and spelling. You will have the ability to multi-task, prioritise and stay calm under pressure. You will also be a good communicator, a team player, a passionate reader of commercial fiction and have a keen awareness of trends. You will be a confident user of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

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 community days per year, 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 at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (minimum 3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

As the publishing home of Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Joanne Harris, Libby Page, Veronica Henry, Cathy Bramley, Winnie Li, Sharon Bolton, Kitty Neale and Kirsty Capes, Orion Fiction is a commercial fiction powerhouse. We are an imprint that celebrates its history of brand publishing and uses expertise to build new brands for future generations. We pride ourselves on putting the reader at the heart of everything we do.

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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