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By Jessica Povey and Joanne Fu

Editorial Assistant at David and Charles

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Salary: £25,000

Location: Exeter

Considering a career in editorial? Independent publishers David and Charles are searching for a talented and motivated Editorial Assistant to join their in-house content team.

In this role, you will assist the entire team to ensure the smooth running of the department, particularly during busy times and holidays. As an Editorial Assistant, you will manage eBook production and reprints as well as providing editorial support to the sales and marketing teams for the creation of catalogues and sales materials.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a collaborative team player who can also work independently using your own initiative. You will be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, with a meticulous eye for detail. Superb time management and organisational skills are crucial – this a varied role, where deadlines and priorities frequently change.

Prior experience in an editorial capacity is desirable but not essential for the position David and Charles are offering. Their primary focus is on finding a candidate who demonstrates the ability and willingness to learn quickly, coupled with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is key, and any experience with Adobe InDesign and Biblio would be advantageous. Ideally, you will also have an interest in at least one of their publishing categories.

The role is based in Pynes Hill, Exeter. A hybrid working policy is available.

For further details and information on how to apply, click here.


Assistant Commissioning Editor at Hymns Ancient & Modern

Closing Date: 3 July 2024

Salary: Provided upon request

Location: London


Do you have an interest in theology and academic publishing? The friendly team over at Hymns Ancient & Modern are looking for a candidate to join their SCM Press imprint, with additional responsibilities extending to their wider programme.


This full-time role involves commissioning new scholarly titles for the imprint, while also collaborating with Series Editors on the backlist and identifying opportunities for new series to be published. You will be helping to manage publication schedules and timelines for manuscript edits, in addition to assisting with cover artwork. There will be opportunities for growth and additional responsibilities, alongside a competitive salary.


The successful candidate will be someone in the early stages of their academic publishing journey who has an interest in or working knowledge of theology or related disciplines. Ideally, you will have prior experience in editorial and administrative support in a similar role or sector, with strong organisation and communication skills. Moreover, a working knowledge of editorial processes within scholarly publishing contexts would be advantageous.


The role is based in London, with the option of hybrid working. It should be noted that occasional national and international travel will be required for this role.


To apply, and for more information, click here.

Content Coordinator (Books) at Taylor & Francis Group

Closing Date: 19 June 2024

Salary: £31,025

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Looking to work in academic publishing? Taylor & Francis Group are searching for a confident Content Coordinator to join their Books Production Editorial department.

As a Content Coordinator, you will oversee the production of titles, from receipt of content to uploading for press. You will be responsible for processing content from across the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints. Strong communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with colleagues across other departments and providing external suppliers with feedback. Your main duties will include checking content for acceptance into the Production department, entering key information into databases and managing general administrative tasks such as maintaining schedules and compiling reports.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent eye for detail, particularly when it comes to identifying spelling errors. They will be extremely organised and skilled at managing their time to meet key deadlines. These important qualities will help to maintain high standards when checking the quality of final files and uploading them for publication. In this role, you will also be in charge of budgets, as well as accessing and coding invoices for prompt supplier payment. You should have prior knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Full training will be provided. Taylor & Francis Group are mainly looking for a candidate that shows aptitude and enthusiasm for grappling with new technologies and who adapts well to change.

This role is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, with flexible hybrid working options to be discussed.

Learn more and find out how to apply here.




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