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Editorial Assistant, Nicolas Brealey & Sheldon Press


John Murray Press is looking for a confident Editorial Assistant to work on the Nicolas Brealey Publishing and Sheldon Press books

Who we are and what we do

Nicolas Brealey Publishing and Sheldon Press are imprints of John Murray Press, home of absorbing, provocative books and specialist non-fiction.

Nicolas Brealey Publishing has an award-winning list covering coaching, leadership, personal development, popular psychology, smart thinking and ‘big ideas’ in business and economics. We are home to notable books, including the topical The Trouble with Europe, the bestselling 80/20 Principle trilogy, and the 50 Classics Series. Our authors are some of the leading voices in their fields, including award-winning economist Roger Bootle, and organizational development experts Peter Senge and Arie de Geus.

Sheldon Press is a leading publisher of self-help books designed to inform and empower readers to take control of their physical, mental and emotional health. Sheldon Press books are written by well-informed practitioners, doctors, medical journalists and health-care professionals.

What you’ll be doing

Project managing 25-30 titles a year from manuscript to print/ebook:

  • briefing freelancers and checking their work
  • liaising with authors to resolve queries
  • preparing and/or checking artwork and permissions lists
  • checking proofs and ebooks
  • tracking and reporting on schedules and budgets
  • acting as the main point of contact between the editorial, art and production teams for allocated projects.

Providing editorial support for Nicolas Brealey and Sheldon Press editorial teams in the US and UK:

  • assisting with cover briefs
  • ensuring metadata is kept up to date
  • submitting titles for awards
  • ensuring sales teams have the material they need
  • assisting with customer support
  • carrying out administrative tasks in relation to allocated projects.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for someone who is familiar with the editorial process. The successful candidate will be:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic and with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Interested in process and eager to learn
  • Highly organised with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Able to multitask and prioritise effectively
  • Confident with excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A competent administrator with knowledge of Microsoft Word, InDesign and Excel.

What we offer

This role offers the opportunity to work with a friendly and collaborative team on a wide variety of books and digital products. There is room for professional development within the role and, as part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development 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.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend an interview, please let us know.

Closing date: 27th March 2019

Salary Range: £23,000 to £25,000 (depending on experience)

Please apply here


Please note: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.