Job title: Editorial Assistant (Non-Fiction)
Location: Central London
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: Sam Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 31 January 2021
Oneworld is one of Britain’s leading independent publishers. We publish around 70 new books a year across a range of non-fiction, literary fiction, crime and children’s fiction. Our non-fiction authors include Gloria Steinem, Iain Sinclair, Jenni Murray, Kadie Kanneh-Mason, Venki Ramakrishnan and Anthony Warner. In recent years, our books have won two Man Booker Prizes, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year and the Royal Society Science Books Prize.
We have a new entry level position for an editorial assistant to work across our non-fiction list, encompassing history, current affairs and popular science. This would be an ideal position for a young professional who aims to build a career in non-fiction publishing.
We are looking for a bright, self-motivated individual with initiative, excellent proofreading and copyediting skills, good general knowledge, strong organisational capabilities, a flair for writing excellent copy, and an interest in serious non-fiction. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of attention to detail at all stages of the publishing process.
You will be working with our non-fiction editors providing support for all aspects of the author–publisher relationship, from contract to finished book, including:
• Liaising with authors and agents
• Collating edits
• Drafting promotional and marketing copy for titles
• Clearing image and text permissions
• Performing pre-print checks and proofreading copy
• Soliciting endorsements for new titles
• Maintaining our title database
• Working with other members of the Oneworld team on editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, and publicity issues as required.