20/05 Jobs

Just real quick – you guys do read these posts, don’t you? Is it more useful just to keep everything on Twitter? Let me know

Editorial Assistant at Lion Hudson plc

This fella is based in Oxford and is on a 6 month contracted basis so a super first role. Responsibilities include looking after ebooks, sorting out reprints, dealing with permissions, coding, proofreading and a bunch of other editorial stuff too. Ideal candidate will have a keen interest in editorial work, be able to demonstrate a strong eye for detail, and an ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Apply to by 27th May!


Editorial Assistant at Canongate

One for my Scottish friends! My forever job-goals publisher are hiring an editorial assistant up in Edinburgh. Tasks will include supporting editorial team (obvs), liaising w/ authors and agents, drafting copy, writing AIs, dealing with submissions and admin tasks. They want someone with a “keen eye for detail, exceptional organisational skills and a love of literature”. At least one year’s experience of the editorial and production processes of a trade book publisher is desirable (insert eye rolling here). Apply to Fiona Weir at And also pls send me all the proofs when you get the job. Thanks.


Facilities Administrator at Hachette

Facilities Administrator! What the hell does that mean??

Hachette UK, is looking for an organised and self-motivated Facilities Administrator to support the Director of Building and Facilities, and Building Manager in providing high quality facilities services. The role will involve administering maintenance requests, administration of the company health and safety information and processing orders.

Oh.. Cool! Wanna be that? Well they want someone who’s had some admin experience, who’s got great organisational skills and good customer service. Apply with CV and cover to


Publicity Assistant at Little, Brown

God this is a nice one. Can I up and leave JB after a month and move? Probably not, so you can have it instead! Though again proofs pls. You’ll be reporting to the Deputy Publicity Director, and responsible for providing admin support, answering and responding to media enquiries, preparing mailings, liaising with authors, assisting with events, coordinating travel plans and schedules. Apply with CV and cover to by 3rd June.


Editorial Assistant at Penguin Classics

Is there a better publishing job than this? This has to be everyone’s dream job, right? Please apply and please get it because the thought of it is making me want to weep a little bit. You’ll be providing full administrative and editorial support to a Senior Commissioning Editor and Creative Editor, and liaising w/ translators, academics, agents and internal departments. You will undertake research and other projects, draft copy, manage the editorial progress of manuscripts, co-ordinate with other departments, contribute ideas and generally ensure that the publishing process runs smoothly. Apply to Jessica Harrison via the PRH jobs board in the link above. As thanks for me bringing this to your attention I’ll take the full clothbound classics collection and I want you to give Coralie Bickford-Smith my love letter to her. A small ask I reckon.





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