Editorial Assistant, Education
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A renowned academic publisher, based in Oxfordshire, is looking to recruit a dynamic, resourceful and hard-working Editorial Assistant for their Education list. The Editorial Assistant will provide support to the commissioning editors. This is a large, high-profile, prestigious and extremely busy list, and the successful applicant will be working specifically on textbooks and practical teacher books.
Key tasks will be passing scripts to production editorial, sending proposals out for review, writing copy, drawing up contracts, conducting picture research, keeping our database up to date and clearing permissions. The Editorial Assistant will also act as the main point of contact for numerous authors, provide assistance for the commissioning editors and take charge of a variety of general administration.
The successful candidate will be a graduate or equivalent who manages their time effectively, can use their initiative and is an excellent communicator and problem-solver. Basic numeracy, the ability to write good, clear English and computer literacy are essential. Publishing or bookselling experience would be an advantage, as would an interest in education issues today.
South East England