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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £26,000 per annum pro rata
6 months FTC
Company:Joffe Books
Open to all
Apply by:31/08/2020 - 23:00

Project Editor

Calling all experienced editors and project editors! Check out this new role from a leading indie publisher...

Joffe Books is a leading independent publisher, specializing in crime fiction, with a wide-ranging international audience. They have sold more than 2.6 million books last year.

Joffe Books is looking for an experienced and creative Project Editor to join their team on an initial six-month contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly organised, quick-thinking, creative editor, who is looking for a bit more autonomy in their role and wants to make a real contribution.


  • Project-managing the publication of an acquired backlist, keeping to tight deadlines and budgets
  • Handling manuscripts, including scanned manuscripts, from formatting to preparing for publication
  • Writing punchy copy for book covers and for marketing use
  • Working closely with the marketing team to brief campaigns across social media platforms
  • Communicating effectively with editorial and design freelancers, including commissioning covers
  • Forging strong relationships with authors and providing author care
  • Liaising with digitisers and other external suppliers
  • Maintaining commercial awareness and an understanding of SEO and metadata



  • Previous project editing or editing experience (ideally, but not necessarily, in the publishing industry)
  • Comprehensive understanding of formatting and editing in Word (using wildcards, macros, etc.)
  • Meticulous copy-editing, proofreading and research skills
  • Copywriting/creating blurbs and being able to sum up a novel in a single sentence
  • Excellent attention to detail with very strong communication and organisational skills
  • Proactive and resourceful with the ability to work independently
  • An interest in learning about other areas of the business and an ability to synergize with the rest of the team
  • A keen interest in crime/genre fiction 
  • A working knowledge of InDesign and PhotoShop
  • Working with digital publishing platforms
  • An interest in keeping up-to-date with the book industry


  • A keen interest in crime/genre fiction 
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and PhotoShop
  • Working with digital publishing platforms
  • An interest in keeping up-to-date with the book industry

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.

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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