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Editorial Assistant- Books (multiple roles available)

We currently have exciting roles available in our Books department for Editorial Assistants. An ideal first role in Publishing, the role provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the industry and involves working on all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Supporting the Editor/Publisher you report to in achieving the agreed revenue and profitability targets for their list
  • Preparing manuscripts for Production and meeting handover goals 
  • Researching and arranging peer reviews of book proposals under consideration
  • Sending author contracts 
  • Managing schedules for manuscripts under contract and negotiating delivery deadlines 
  • Monitoring schedules and delivery dates to ensure timely publication 
  • Crafting descriptive copy for covers, promotional materials and sales presentations

What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for someone who is highly organised, with strong prioritization and time management skills 
  • Ability to work efficiently, calmly and to a high standard under pressure 
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate sensitively and professionally
  • Team player with a flexible, positive approach to helping others and an enthusiasm for learning

What we offer in return:

  • A salary of £25,700 per year
  • 25 days annual leave + an additional 3 days at Christmas
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development opportunities

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. 

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law. This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.  

Editorial Assistant- Books (multiple roles available)

United Kingdom
Full Time
£more than £25,000

Published on 23 Jun 2021

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