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Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor (Summersdale), Octopus Publishing Group

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

What you’ll be doing

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is really looking to make their mark in this rich and varied role.  Reporting to the Publishing Director, you will be project managing allocated titles: seeing each title through a full series of stages, and assisting in all aspects of administration of the publishing programme. You will be actively contributing to ideas generation, creative direction and IP development, and will also be regularly liaising with contacts within the business, as well as external parties such as authors, agents and the media.

Who we are looking for

You will need to be highly organised, have a really strong eye for design and creative flair, and be flexible to the ever-changing demands of the fast-paced business.  You will also need to display a genuine interest and commitment to a career in publishing.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate that they have:

•             A hands-on approach and willing to get stuck-in!

•             First class writing skills and an excellent eye for detail

•             Commercial awareness

•             Self-motivation

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 be based at our Chichester office, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Summersdale is a vibrant, award-winning publisher that provides entertaining, informative and innovative content in the genres of general non-fiction, health and well-being, and gift and humour. We produce a diverse range of over 130 titles per year, with a backlist of over 800 titles.

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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