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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £23,870 - £26,870 per annum
Company:SAGE Publishing
Open to all
Apply by:22/10/2021 - 17:00

Editorial Assistant

Are you highly organised and interested in academic publishing? Join SAGE as an Editorial Assistant!

SAGE is an independent, leading academic and professional publisher. They are a growing company, with over 1,500 employees based in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne. They believe that education is intrinsically valuable to a healthy society and they're dedicated to producing high quality content in their books, journals and digital products. 

They are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the team. You'll provide timely and accurate administrative support to the department/team in order to ensure a high quality service to journal editors, editorial boards and publishing partners, and to support the achievement of department goals relating to revenue, growth, quality and impact. 


  • Accurately and punctually compile publishing reports for individual titles
  • Accurately maintain journal management records and databases ensuring all information relating to the department’s journals is up to date
  • Promptly carry out journal management activities as required, to support journal development initiatives in line with SAGE’s strategy
  • Promptly respond to queries from journal editorial teams, society publishing partners and authors to ensure they provide a high quality service. Liaise actively with colleagues across all necessary departments
  • Support Editors/Publisher in the drafting and sending of journal contracts and addenda, and ensure correct circulation following signature (following internal procedures) to assist in maintaining accurate records
  • Research new acquisition leads, maintain accurate database of acquisition leads, undertake background research for journal tenders/launches and support Editors/Publisher in the preparation of journal proposals to actively seek out new business opportunities in accordance with editorial growth strategies
  • Assist the Editor/ Publisher with planning and running meetings to ensure travel plans are in place (when necessary), including coordinating agendas and keeping all parties informed of meeting details. Take accurate minutes and ensure follow-up on actions
  • As required represent SAGE at necessary conferences, meetings and/or events to ensure the collation of information, the promotion of the journal portfolio and contribution to building SAGE brand
  • Handle discrete projects and journals-wide administration for the editorial department when required ensuring agreed parameters and deadlines are met for cross departmental activities

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • A well-organised, proactive person, who constantly looks for the most effcient ways to get the job done
  • Interested in learning about academic publishing
  • A confident communicator both in person and via email
  • Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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