EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY)
Headline Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK, has a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start an exciting career and gain knowledge and experience in Fiction Editorial within a highly successful publishing team.
Who we are and what we do
Headline is one of Britain’s leading publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction. We publish some of the biggest names and bestselling brands in fiction, including Martina Cole, Neil Gaiman, Karen Rose, Jill Mansell, Victoria Hislop, Simon Scarrow and Deborah Harkness, plus Jasmine Guillory, Jo Watson and Jill Shalvis and we’re proud to publish the books that immerse, entertain and grip their readers.
The Fiction Team is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to join the Commercial Fiction team.
What you’ll be doing
The successful candidate will provide administrative support to their line managers as well as to the wider fiction editorial team when required. You will be expected to master the publishing systems and editorial and production processes that go into making a finished book, brief freelancers and liaise with authors and agents, as well as to read and report on manuscripts. The role has a particular focus on digital publishing, across a broad span of commercial fiction, with a particular focus on romance and saga, and involves creating and updating metadata for a wide range of titles. The candidate will also be required to take minutes for department meetings, manage diaries and carry out market research. Training and development will be provided as appropriate.
Who we’re looking for
Reporting directly to two senior members of the Editorial Team, the successful candidate will be a proactive, driven, highly organised and dependable individual with an ability to problem solve, spot opportunities and prioritise multiple tasks, as well as a passionate reader of commercial fiction. Previous publishing experience is not required, but applicants should have excellent spelling and grammar and a sharp eye for detail, along with the ability to write strong copy and curiosity about reader engagement with our fiction, about audiences and about routes to market.
What we offer
The Headline Fiction list is dynamic, busy and author focused and we’re a collaborative, ambitious and creative team. We proudly publish the best storytellers in the business across our Headline, Headline Review, Eternal and Headline Accent imprints – and the right candidate will find lots of supported opportunities to learn, to grow and to get involved in all aspects of our publishing and to contribute to shaping the future of our imprint. As part of Hachette, you will have access to competitive benefits, a broad range of employee networks, an extensive training library and development schemes, such as mentoring.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The role is based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London.
Closing date: 27th July 2020