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Editorial Assistant, Bloomsbury Business

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the dynamic team at Bloomsbury Publishing as an Editorial Assistant and immerse yourself in the exciting world of business and leadership publishing


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London, UK - Hybrid

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

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a distinguished global publisher, renowned for its diverse portfolio that spans trade, children's, professional, and academic sectors, both in print and digital formats. By joining the Bloomsbury Business imprint, you will become part of an organization celebrated for its commitment to excellence and innovation in the publishing industry, all from the heart of London.

  • Provide comprehensive administrative and editorial support for the business list within the Special Interest division.
  • Work closely with the Publisher, Commissioning Editor, and Senior Editor to manage the publication process for both print and digital products.
  • Coordinate with authors to ensure timely delivery of typescripts and prepare these for production.
  • Handle the submission and review of proposals and draft typescripts.
  • Manage backlist titles and undertake various administrative duties as required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organisational, time management, and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong project management abilities and the capacity to multi-task efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and verbal English.
  • Keen attention to detail and a proactive approach to tasks.
  • Independent worker with strong problem-solving capabilities and the ability to take initiative.
  • Team-oriented with a confident, enthusiastic, and committed attitude.
  • Customer-focused with a willingness to follow internal procedures.
  • Quick learner, adaptable to new systems and processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with some publishing industry knowledge preferred.
  • Prior publishing experience and familiarity with Biblio are advantageous.
  • Interest in film and media is beneficial.


  • Hybrid working pattern: 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home, with full office-based work as an option.
  • Generous holiday allowance including 25 days plus an additional 3.5 days for Christmas.
  • Two Personal Wellness Days and Flexible Fridays for an extended weekend.
  • Season Ticket Loan, Sharesave Scheme, and AXA Healthcare Plan.
  • Access to in-house Doctor, Eyecare Voucher Scheme, and various staff networks.

To apply for this enriching career opportunity at Bloomsbury Publishing, submit your CV and a covering letter via the 'APPLY NOW' button by Friday 22nd March 2024, detailing your alignment with the job requirements.

The Organisation - Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading international publisher with strengths in trade, children’s, special interest, professional and academic publishing, both digitally and in print. We are currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support for our business list, under the Bloomsbury Business imprint. The role is within the Special Interest division. This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about a broad range of activities across the publishing business, particularly in relation to the business and leadership arena, and develop the key skills required for a career in publishing. The successful candidate will join a friendly team based in our central London offices.

The Role To assist the Publisher, the Commissioning Editor and the Senior Editor in the effective management of print and digital products throughout the publication process. This includes liaising with authors to ensure typescripts are delivered on time, preparing typescripts for production, sending proposals and draft typescripts for review, managing backlist titles, and other administrative duties.

Job Requirements Exceptional organisational, time management and prioritisation skills Strong project management and multi-tasking skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation Good attention to detail Proactive, happy to take the initiative Strong problem-solving skills Ability to work independently Confident, enthusiastic, hard-working, committed Team player Customer-focused Ability to follow internal procedures and processes Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and processes quickly Knowledge of Microsoft Office Committed to a career in publishing, with some commercial awareness and understanding of the publishing industry desirable Some prior publishing experience an advantage Familiarity with Biblio would be helpful, but training will be given Interest in and knowledge of film and media an advantage

Benefits Working Pattern hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office-based / 3 days home-based (or fully office-based if preferred) Holidays 25 days holiday 3.5 days Christmas company holiday Other Benefits Two paid Personal Wellness Days Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week Season Ticket Loan Sharesave Scheme AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance) In-house Doctor Eyecare Voucher Scheme Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

Applications 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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