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Administrative Assistant, Who's who

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the prestigious Bloomsbury Publishing team and help shape the future of the iconic Who’s Who reference book


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- Worldwide

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an illustrious publishing house known for its award-winning authors and the Harry Potter series. With a global presence and a dedication to fostering a creative, inclusive, and ethical work environment, Bloomsbury stands at the forefront of literary excellence, offering employees a chance to be part of a world-class team.

  • Role Summary:
    • Provide organized and enthusiastic administrative support within the Yearbooks department.
    • Assist the Project Editor and report to the Director of Digital and Reference.
    • Facilitate the annual update cycle of Who’s Who, including some editorial tasks.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven administrative experience.
    • Proficiency in IT and Microsoft Office.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • A good understanding of current affairs and British society.
  • Benefits:
    • Hybrid working pattern: 2 days in the office and 3 days from home or fully office-based if preferred.
    • 25 days of holiday plus 3.5 days during Christmas and two paid Personal Wellness Days.
    • Flexible Fridays and season ticket loan.
    • Share save scheme and AXA Healthcare Plan.
    • Access to in-house doctor, eye care vouchers, and a vibrant company culture.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit a CV and cover letter via the 'APPLY NOW' button.
    • Applications should be addressed to Human Resources in Word or PDF format.
    • Deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd March 2024.

The Company Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes. We are the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. We are committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being.

The Role We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to join the team working on the annual reference book Who’s Who. This role is part of the Yearbooks department, working closely with the book’s Project Editor, and will report to the Director of Digital and Reference for the Special Interest division at Bloomsbury. The role includes some editorial responsibilities, but is primarily focused on ensuring the smooth flow of the annual Who’s Who update cycle.

Job Requirements Strong admin experience, good IT and MS Office skills, excellent attention to detail, and knowledge of current affairs generally and British society in particular are required.

Benefits Bloomsbury offers a competitive benefits package including a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred), 25 days holiday, 3.5 days Christmas company holiday, two paid Personal Wellness Days, flexible Fridays, season ticket loan, share save scheme, AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance), in-house doctor, eye care voucher scheme, and company culture.

Application Details Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Friday 22nd March 2024.


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