Project Editor, Orion
Who we are and what we do
Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. It is home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Erica James, Gillian Flynn, Candice Carty-Williams, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers.
What you’ll be doing
You will work on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, preparing manuscripts for production after they are handed over by the commissioning editor. You will commission freelancers, liaise with authors, handle legal reports, clear permissions and work closely with in-house departments. Titles will come from a range of our imprints including Seven Dials, Spring, Trapeze and W&N. This is a non-commissioning role.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of trade project editing (meticulous copy-editing and proofreading skills are essential) who have excellent organisational skills. You must be proactive, a good communicator and show confidence dealing with colleagues both internally and externally.
What we offer
You will be joining a friendly, committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues in a creative and dynamic working environment. This role is based in our central London riverside office and boasts a rooftop garden with staff cafe.
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.