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Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown Book Group

Who we are and what we do

Corsair, an imprint of Little, Brown was founded in 2009 by its Publisher and recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. We publish literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry. Corsair is defined by its authors and we are deeply proud of the fine talents – whether debut or established, home-grown or from further afield – who trust their writing to us.

Atom is the young adult imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. We’re a small, passionate team that looks for exciting new voices from the UK and around the world, publishing fresh, engaged, brave, contemporary writing in YA.

You can find out more about Atom and Corsair’s authors on the Little, Brown website.

What you’ll be doing

You will work closely with all three members of the editorial team in Corsair and Atom, as well as the Fiction Publisher of Little, Brown/Abacus. You will be working on fiction and non-fiction titles in both literary and young adult books. You will work with other departments on every aspect of the publishing process, helping to take a manuscript all the way through to a finished book in a shop.

  • Project-managing forthcoming books from manuscript to print and working closely with the production team
  • Liaising with authors to resolve queries
  • Making sure the team is organised and on top of key dates
  • Briefing the design team on certain covers for paperback editions
  • Providing editorial support, including but not limited to:
  • assisting with writing cover copy
  • ensuring metadata is kept up to date
  • ensuring sales teams have the material they need
  • reading submissions
  • carrying out administrative tasks
  • proofreading marketing material and cover copy

Who we’re looking for

This is an entry-level role. You may have completed some work experience in the industry, or you may be entirely new to publishing.

Candidates need to have a very good eye for detail and an enthusiastic approach to taking on tasks. You will need to be able to multitask and have excellent organisational skills. You will be a competent user of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Biblio would be an advantage but is not essential.

What we offer

This role offers the opportunity to become an essential part of a very collaborative team and gain lots of experience at a major publisher.

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

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.

Salary: £24,000

Closing date: 12th April 2021 (11:59pm)

Apply here 

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