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Desk Editor, Rising Stars, Hodder Education

Who we are and what we do

Rising Stars, part of the Hodder Education Group is one of the most successful primary education publishers in the UK. Since our first titles were published in 2002 Rising Stars has created an award-winning range of books, teaching resources and software that support primary teachers and learners in the UK and across the world. We work with expert authors and advisors to produce resources that support all areas of the primary curriculum, from mathematics to English, computing to PE. Our assessment resources are used in thousands of schools and our training and conferences are also a key part of our business.

The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within Hachette UK.  Over the past few years it has succeeded in winning market share in the UK and has significantly grown its international business in a wide range of markets. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards sponsored by the Bookseller (2015 and 2016).

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Desk Editor to work on a range of textbooks and digital materials for primary schools. As part of a small and friendly team, the Desk Editor will oversee a range of titles from manuscript to publication, supervising freelance suppliers in order to maintain good working relationships while ensuring that standards remain high.

Who we’re looking for

You will be a proactive planner, an effective teamworker, and quick to adapt to changing circumstances. An understanding of the publishing process and excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills are a prerequisite.

Some editorial project management experience is desirable, preferably working on educational books or digital resources.

What we offer

You will be joining a committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce books and resources we can all be proud of. As part of Hachette UK, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from company-wide schemes such as mentoring.

Our Commitment

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.

To apply, send your full CV and a covering letter to: Alternatively, hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Closing Date: Monday 18th February 2019

Salary: £25,750

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.