Job title: Editorial Assistant
Company: Profile Books
Location: Based at EC1A (London) currently working to a hybrid home/office model, but in the office a minimum of three days per week.
Is the role Permanent? Yes
Is the role Full time? Yes
Salary: £29,000+ per annum dependent on experience
Contact: [email protected]
Closing date: Monday 20 May 2024

Job description

Profile Books is one of Britain’s leading independent publishers, publishing fiction and non-fiction. We are recruiting for an editorial assistant to work on the Profile non-fiction list. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who loves books and wants to gain experience in trade publishing in a busy, friendly and stimulating environment.

The role will support senior editors in many parts of the editorial process, including reading and reporting on submissions and manuscripts, helping to develop manuscripts and pitches, administrative duties such as preparing materials for meetings, author liaison, permissions and picture research support, endorser outreach and mailings, adding and maintaining excellent bibliodata, producing AIs and cover briefs, and copywriting.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be a voracious reader and a fluent writer, interested in the business of books and able to analyse how readers respond to them. You’ll be creative, reliable, organised, meticulous, a confident communicator, good at taking the initiative and able to keep a clear head when work gets busy. We strive to be a supportive and collegiate workplace that recognises and fosters excellence, driven by a love of readers, writers and ideas.

Contact: [email protected] please send CV together with a covering letter that address the following questions by Monday 20 May 2024. Tell us about a book, published in the last year, that you’ve enjoyed. What interests you particularly about working for Profile books? Tell us about some of the things you have done that show how well you match the person specification.

Profile strives to be an equal opportunities employer.