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Editorial Assistant (Temporary), Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Who we are and what we do

For over thirty years Jessica Kingsley Publishers has sought to empower individuals to change society through information and knowledge. Our books are a result of a team that cares passionately about social justice and reflect our belief that words and ideas should celebrate diversity and equality for all.

We have a strong social justice agenda and believe we can create a more progressive, inclusive society by promoting positive narratives around identity and difference. We publish in a range of subjects including autism and neurodiversity, mental health, gender diversity, social work and complementary and alternative medicine through our Singing Dragon imprint.

Our books have won awards in recognition of the values that are central to our publishing.

What you’ll be doing

We are seeking a candidate to join us for three months as an editorial assistant in our acquisitions department. You will be working alongside our team of experienced editorial assistants to provide administrative and editorial support for our commissioning editors. The work will involve drafting marketing and back cover copy, drawing up contracts, liaising with authors, undertaking editorial manuscript checks and any other tasks as required by JKP’s acquisitions team.

 Who we’re looking for

We are looking for someone with an excellent standard of written and spoken English, and some previous experience of editorial assistant work, as the role will involve communicating with internal staff and external authors and clients. The candidate will have strong copywriting skills and will be computer literate. Experience with Biblio publishing systems would be an advantage.

You will need to be adaptable and be comfortable with working to deadlines. Finally, we’re looking for someone who has a positive attitude, and is able to work collaboratively as part of a team.

What we offer

This role offers an opportunity to learn more about the functions of an acquisitions department, with a varied workload, and you will benefit from being mentored by one of our experienced assistant editors. JKP’s offices are located in Central London, very near Kings Cross Station.

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.

We also recognise the importance of a good work-life balance, and champion flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

Closing date: 20th December 2019

Salary: £23,000

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