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Editorial Assistant

Bookworms assemble! If you’re in the early stages of your publishing career with a strong interest in global current affairs, check out this opportunity from this exciting non-fiction publisher…

Hurst is an independently owned and run non-fiction publisher, based in Bloomsbury. They produce around 90 new books a year, building on their strengths in African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, War and International Relations, and global politics and history. Their trade list covers subjects as varied as British politics, philosophy, and popular science.

Hurst are looking for a new Editorial Assistant to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for a bookworm with a strong interest in global current affairs, in the early stages of their publishing career. The chosen candidate will play an essential role in helping editors get manuscripts into production, working closely with them on a wide range of books at different stages of the editorial process. As they are a small team, there will also be ample opportunity to gain insight into and work closely with other departments, from Sales to Publicity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Editorial (proofreading, copy-editing, typesetting preparation)
  • Assisting with academic peer review & jacket copy
  • Author management
  • Metadata skills
  • Editorial research for commissioning (diversity projects, reading proposals, etc)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest in current affairs & world news
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a good eye for detail
  • Outstanding levels of organisation and capacity for independent work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to learn fast in a small team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent level)
  • Foreign-language proficiency would be beneficial, but is not essential

TO APPLY

  • Send your CV and cover letter to this email
  • Please send two separate application emails; one should have documents anonymised (no names, no references to gender, age or contact details, no links to writing samples displaying your name)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified and sent an editorial test by 31 January, for interviews the following week
  • In your application, state that you heard about this role through Creative Access