Job title: Editorial Coordinator
Company: Joffe Books
Location: London
Salary: £29–35,000 depending on experience
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected] (see below for how to apply)
Closing date: 8 April 2024

Job description

Joffe Books is expanding! We’re looking for an experienced editorial coordinator with proven editorial experience in trade publishing. The successful candidate will project manage a wide-ranging list of commercial fiction, from delivery to publication. It’s a fantastic chance to work with some of our brilliant authors.

At Joffe Books, we are a small, passionate and collaborative team that cares deeply about our authors and our readers. We are looking for highly organized, fleet-footed, creative editorial coordinator, who can hit the ground running and is keen to make a significant contribution to our growing company. This role would be ideal for an editorial coordinator with great fiction experience, or a desk editor looking for more responsibility and to work across a broad list. We are especially looking for someone with a holistic approach to publishing with excellent organizational skills and exceptional communication. This is not a commissioning role.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with the editorial team to assure projects are done on time and on budget.
  • Liaising with authors, editors and proofreaders, including requesting and chasing copy and answering queries swiftly.
  • Commissioning and communicating effectively with freelance editors and proofreaders.
  • Bearing responsibility for ushering manuscripts through the line-editing stage to preparing for ARC and publication.
  • Addressing copy-editing and proofreading queries, as well as providing additional copy-editing and proofreading, as required.
  • Taking in author revisions at copy-editing and proofreading stages.
  • Taking in final revisions or typos sent in by readers following the ARC.
  • Maintaining all key information on company systems and production schedules.
  • Careful file management to ensure all author files are up-to-date.
  • Liaising directly with authors, answering their queries and providing author care.

Experience/skills required:

  • Previous project editing or desk editing experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of formatting and editing in Word (using wildcards, macros, etc.).
  • Meticulous copy-editing, proofreading and research skills.
  • Copywriting/creating blurbs and being able to sum up a novel in a single sentence.
  • Excellent attention to detail with very strong communication and organizational skills.
  • A proactive can-do attitude and a great team player, with the ability to work independently.

Desired experience/skills:

  • Working in digital publishing platforms.
  • An interest in keeping up to date with the book industry.

Our benefits include:

  • 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m. office hours: great for work/life balance.
  • Hybrid working pattern with minimum 3 days office based.
  • Five days’ Christmas company holiday, plus 28 days’ holiday per year.
  • Mental health days.
  • Flexible working days, ideal for working around parental responsibilities.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Health insurance.
  • Company culture! Including staff-nominated charitable giving, access to publishing resources, access to professional training and development, publishing events, being heard and encouraged to innovate, and doughnuts!

If this sounds exciting, we would love to hear from you!


Email [email protected] with:

  • Your CV
  • A 100-word blurb about who you are and why you’re right for the job, put this in the body of the email.
  • Tell us three experiences that make you right for the job.
  • Job reference ‘JB EDITORIAL COORDINATOR’ and your name in the subject line of the email

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability or socio-economic status. We strive to be a company where you will thrive.