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Junior Project Editor, John Murray Press

Who we are and what we do

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

NB Publishing is an international publisher of perennial bestsellers across coaching, leadership, personal development, popular psychology and finance. With offices in Boston and London, we have a uniquely international outlook. Our authors are award winning smart thinkers and leading experts in their fields.

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
    • uploading titles to our content management system and reviewing them
    • 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 Nicholas Brealey and Sheldon Press editorial teams in the US and UK:
    • assisting with cover briefs
    • ensuring metadata is kept up to date
    • uploading documents to Biblio
    • liaising with authors and other departments
    • 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
    • contributing to/taking minutes for/running meetings as needed.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who is familiar with the editorial process with some editorial experience. 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 organise 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 staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol.

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at one of our UK offices, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


Salary: £24000 – £26000

Closing date: 19th July 2021

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