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Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown Book Group

Who we are and what we do

The PCR division combines four successful imprints at award-winning publisher the Little, Brown Book Group. Across the Piatkus, Constable, Robinson and Bridge Street Press lists, we publish everything from popular psychology, self-help, business, smart thinking, personal development, health and wellbeing, parenting, history, cookery, humour, biographies, popular culture and how-to books. We are home to multiple bestsellers including There’s No Such Thing as ‘Naughty’ by Kate Silverton, The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson, How to Make the World Add Up by Tim Harford, Mindset by Carol Dweck, My Life in Football by Ian Wright and I Talk Too Much by Francis Rossi.

What you’ll be doing

In this busy and varied role, you will engage with many aspects of the publishing process, including handling manuscripts and book proofs, writing jacket copy, liaising with authors and literary agents, and working on our social media platforms and websites. Reporting to the Editorial Director for Piatkus Non-Fiction and The Bridge Street Press, you will provide administrative and organisational support and assist in the smooth running of the editorial department.

Who we are looking for

You will be highly organised, efficient, proactive and able to work as part of a large team, with excellent administrative and IT skills (Windows and Excel). A strong interest in commercial non-fiction and impeccable spelling and grammar are essential, as well as a meticulous eye for detail, good communication skills and the ability to manage your time effectively, prioritise and work well under pressure.

What we offer

An exciting opportunity to join PCR, a division of the Little, Brown Book Group. This is an entry-level position, perfect for someone enthusiastic and organised who wants to get started in publishing. This role offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of non-fiction within a friendly and collaborative team and training in the skills essential for a career as an editor. There will be on-the-job training in any systems and processes you are not familiar with.

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!

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Closing date: 11th August 2021

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