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Editorial Assistant

The School of Life


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a dynamic publishing team and grow your editorial career with a progressive independent publisher


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London - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Join our vibrant and innovative team at a small independent publisher where agility and diversity are at our core. We thrive on growth and personal development, offering a flexible hybrid work schedule that includes two days a week in our conveniently located WC2 office. With a team composed of brilliant minds, our collaborative environment is perfect for those eager to make an impact in the publishing world.

Role Summary:

  • Provide essential editorial and administrative support to a bustling publishing team.
  • Contribute to the production of 8-10 frontlist books, 4+ products, and over 100 reprints annually.
  • Engage in proofreading, coordination with freelance talent, permission acquisition for text and images, and distribution of complimentary contributor copies.
  • Handle various ad-hoc tasks to facilitate seamless publishing operations.

Role Requirements:

  • Perfect for entry-level candidates with proofreading qualifications or experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook is a must, InDesign knowledge is a plus.
  • A degree in Publishing, English, or a related field is preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • A culture that promotes personal growth and development.
  • Free gym and sauna access, plus additional London workspace options.
  • Healthcare, Employee Assistance Programme, and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Option for up to 5 days additional unpaid holiday.
  • Complimentary copies of all new releases.
  • Access to The School of Life personal development sessions.

Application Process Details:

  • Send your cover note and CV to [email removed - click apply for more details].
  • Application deadline: Monday 25th March, 5pm.

The Organisation: We are a small independent publisher, nimble and able to pivot to new challenges as they present themselves. We are a diverse team of brilliant minds, focused on growth and personal development. We offer a hybrid working pattern, with 2 days per week in our office in WC2.

The Role: As an Editorial Assistant, you will provide editorial and administrative support to our busy publishing team, enabling the creation of 8-10 frontlist books, 4+ products and over 100 reprints a year. Your tasks will include proofreading, liaising with freelance editors and designers, clearing text and image permissions, organising delivery of contributor complimentary copies, and other ad-hoc support tasks as requested.

Job Requirements: This role would suit an entry-level candidate, ideally with a qualification or some experience in proofreading. You should have experience with MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and familiarity with InDesign would be an advantage. A degree in Publishing, English or other related subjects is desired. You should be organised and efficient, with the ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time.

Benefits: We offer a culture focused on growth and personal development, free gym and sauna access within our office space, access to other London workspaces, healthcare and Employee Assistance Programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, up to 5 days per year unpaid holiday, copies of all newly released books, and participation in The School of Life personal development sessions.

Application Details: Please apply sending a cover note and CV by email to [email removed - click apply for more details] by Monday 25th March, 5pm.


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