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We’re looking for an Editorial Assistant

Posted 28th Feb 2019

Acclaimed independent publisher Pushkin Press is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our team. This exciting and busy role is an opportunity for someone with a grounding in publishing to work with our editors across Pushkin’s adult and children’s imprints developing editorial skills as well as providing key administrative support.

Responsibilities include:

• Supporting editors working on a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles, and working closely with the managing production editor, as well as liaising with the sales, design, marketing and publicity teams, authors and translators
• Proofreading, copy-writing, proof checking and clearing permissions
• Writing AIs and maintaining the BiblioLive database
• Prize and translation grant administration
• Overseeing the ebook publishing programme
• Administrative tasks including minute taking, phone and email queries, post
• Reading and reporting on manuscripts

Essential skills include:

• Industry experience, ideally in editorial
• A voracious reader with demonstrable interest in Pushkin’s publishing
• An energetic and flexible approach to work, self-motivated with excellent organisational, time management and planning skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and meticulous attention to detail
• Strong IT skills
Pushkin Press was founded in 1997 and now encompasses Pushkin Children’s Books, Pushkin Vertigo (our crime imprint) and ONE (publisher of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Fishermen). We publish around 70 titles per year across our imprints.

Please apply to books@pushkinpress.com by Monday 11th March with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at Pushkin Press, CV and stating your current salary.