Editorial Assistant Little Brown Book Group

Editorial Assistant

Little, Brown Book Group

Sphere Fiction and Dialogue Books

Would you like to work for a dynamic, forward-thinking, award-winning publisher?

As an Editorial Assistant at Sphere Fiction and Dialogue Books, you’ll be part of the team that publishes some of the biggest names in fiction. Sphere is home to number one and top ten bestsellers including Mark Billingham, Jenny Colgan, Judy Finnigan, Robert Galbraith, Clare Mackintosh, Carole Matthews, Val McDermid, J. K. Rowling and Nicholas Sparks. Dialogue is Little, Brown’s newest imprint, publishing stories for, about, by BAME, LGBTQI+, disability and working-class communities in a broad range of genres encompassing  fiction, non-fiction, commercial and literary titles.

You’ll love commercial fiction and be passionate for a literary read. You’ll need top-class organisational and administrative abilities, an eye for detail and impeccable spelling and grammar. You’ll be proactive and keen to learn on the job. Great communication skills are essential.

What you’ll be doing:

  • -Looking after books from manuscript to printed copy, including writing jacket copy
  • -Communicating with authors and literary agents
  • -Working on our social media platforms
  • -Providing organisational and administrative support to the Sphere and Dialogue teams, split four days a week for Sphere and one for Dialogue.


This is a fantastic opportunity to find your first job in editorial. We’ll provide training and support your development in the role.

If you would like to apply for this role, please apply in writing with a full CV, covering letter and salary details to: recruitment@hachette.co.uk.  Alternatively, send to: HR Department, HUK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd January.

Starting salary: £23,000

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 UK is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.