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Editorial Coordinator (temporary), Octopus

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

Who we are and what we do

Octopus Publishing Group is one of the UK’s leading illustrated non-fiction publishers with titles covering everything from food and wine, health and wellbeing, popular science and antiques and more. We are looking for a full-time Editorial Coordinator for a 12-month fixed-term contract to assist with all aspects of the administration of the Miller’s publishing programme. The Miller's imprint publishes a range of price guides for antiques and collectables aimed at dealers, buyers and those with a passion for collecting.

What you’ll be doing

Working closely with Judith Miller, co-founder of Miller’s, you will be compiling and inputting images and text for Miller’s Collectables Handbook & Price 2021–2022.The role will involve calling in material from auction houses and dealers, adding that material to the Miller’s database and co-ordinating the compilation of the guide, working with design and production departments. The role will also include providing general administrative assistance to Miller’s.

Who we’re looking for

The role would suit either an entry-level candidate or someone at the beginning of their editorial career with an interest in history who is looking to develop editorial skills while undertaking complex administrative tasks. Experience of working with databases would be highly advantageous. This position requires a candidate with exceptional attention to detail, a highly-organised mind and the ability to work with accuracy and reliability, both independently and following direction.

What we offer

As Editorial Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop editorial skills, learn about the publishing process and benefit from working with a knowledgeable team. The role is based in our stunning London riverside offices near Blackfriars station.

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.

NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.

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