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Editorial Assistant

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

What you’ll be doing

Do you want to work across a bestselling fiction list and help super-charge its growth?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most successful imprints in the business. Working across the Hodder Fiction list, you’ll 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 strong administrative skills, excellent attention to detail, a passion for books, and strong time management skills.

Who we are looking for

This is great opportunity for someone to learn the editorial process within a friendly but busy office environment.

The role will support three publishers, which means you will:

  • Become proficient in our native publishing systems
  • Become the first point of reliable contact for other departments and external colleagues
  • Read and report on manuscripts
  • Take minutes in meetings
  • Write cover briefs and liaise with the art and production teams
  • Take on tasks including proofreading, permissions checking, proof collation and checking copyedits, processing invoices, marking up reprints
  • Work on TIs and catalogue copy with editors
  • Organise diaries and travel, and much more.
  • You’ll be proactive, creative, hard-working, focused and passionate about fiction. You will be an excellent communicator with agents, authors and colleagues.

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!

The 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 Fiction is the commercial engine of Hodder & Stoughton, a division of Hachette UK. Hodder & Stoughton has a celebrated 150-year history of publishing bestselling, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction. Our fiction list is extensive and aims to publish the best books across all genres. We put the reader at the forefront 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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