Editorial Assistant Little Brown Book Group

Editorial Assistant (Parental Leave Cover)

Little, Brown Book Group


  • Who we are and what we do

Orbit is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. A market leader in genre fiction, the imprint is home to a diverse range of bestselling and award-winning SFF authors, including James S. A. Corey, Jim Butcher, N. K Jemisin, Brent Weeks, Ann Leckie, M. R. Carey, Trudi Canavan, Anthony Ryan, Patricia Briggs and Kim Stanley Robinson.

  • What you’ll be doing

In this temporary position (up to 12 months) you will engage with many aspects of the publishing process, offering administrative and editorial support to assist in the smooth running of the busy Orbit department whilst the Orbit Editorial Director is on maternity leave.

The job will include handling advance copies for agents and authors, managing and updating publishing systems, distributing materials and information, scheduling meetings, taking minutes, dealing with reprints, reading submissions, proofreading and devising creative content for Orbit’s online direct consumer marketing channels.

The role is office-based within Little, Brown’s editorial department at Carmelite House, in Blackfriars, London.

  • Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate should be highly organised, efficient, proactive and able to work as part of team, with excellent administrative and IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). A strong interest in commercial publishing and impeccable spelling and grammar are essential, as well as a meticulous eye for detail, good communication skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure.

  • What we offer

This is a fantastic opportunity to find your first job in editorial. This broad position offers the chance to work with some of the SFF genre’s most exceptional writing talent and to be part of a friendly, ambitious and creative editorial team.

Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to: recruitment@hachette.co.uk

Alternatively, hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, HUK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

Salary range: £23,000

Closing Date: 26th November 2018

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

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 background