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Project Editor (Parental Leave Cover), Little, Brown Book Group

What we offer

You will be joining a friendly, committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues in a creative and dynamic working environment, working on a huge variety of non-fiction and fiction titles across the lists. The role is office-based within Little, Brown’s editorial department at Carmelite House, in Blackfriars, London and the position is due to start 22nd March 2021.

Who we are and what we do

The PCR division combines three successful imprints at award-winning publisher the Little, Brown Book Group. Across the Piatkus, Constable and Robinson non-fiction lists, we publish everything from popular psychology, self-help, business, personal development, health and wellbeing, parenting, history, cookery, humour, biographies, popular culture and how-to books. Across the fiction lists, we publish compelling crime fiction alongside big name women’s fiction authors and romances.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Managing Editor for PCR, you will work on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, preparing manuscripts for production after they are handed over by the commissioning editor. You will commission freelancers, liaise with authors, clear permissions and work closely with in-house departments. Titles will come from a range of our imprints but largely focus on the Robinson non-fiction and Constable crime fiction lists. This is a non-commissioning role.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of at least two years of trade project editing and project management, preferably within non-fiction, who have excellent organisational skills and are great multi-taskers. Meticulous copy-editing and proofreading skills are essential and you must be proactive, a good communicator and show confidence dealing with colleagues both internally and externally.

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 for interview, please let us know.


Salary: £25,000 – £31,500

Deadline: 28th February 2021

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