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Project Editor – Orion

Home to bestselling authors like Candice Carty-Williams, Fearne Cotton and The Hairy Bikers, this leading publisher is looking for a meticulous, organised Project Editor to join their team…Could this be you? 

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. It is home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Erica James, Gillian Flynn, Candice Carty-Williams, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers.

They are looking for a Project Editor to join their team. The successful candidate will be working on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, preparing manuscripts for production and liaising with authors. You will be meticulous, organised and have excellent proofreading skills. This is the perfect opportunity to join a friendly, committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues in a creative and dynamic working environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Preparing manuscripts for production after they are handed over by the commissioning editor
  • Commission freelancers
  • Liaise with authors
  • Handle legal reports
  • Clear permissions and work closely with in-house departments
  • Titles will come from a range of their imprints including Seven Dials, Spring, Trapeze and W&N. This is a non-commissioning role

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • A proven track record of trade project editing
  • Meticulous copy-editing and proofreading skills are essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proactive
  • A good communicator
  • Shows confidence dealing with colleagues both internally and externally

TO APPLY

  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website