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Bonnier Books

Editorial Assistant

General Summary

The Black & White Publishing Group – Bonnier Books UK’s latest publishing division – is looking for an editorial assistant to join its rapidly growing team. This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting new team at the very early stage of launching imprints and building the lists. Ideal for someone who is keen to learn, focused and detail oriented.

The Black & White Publishing Group comprises lifestyle non-fiction, as well as commercial and literary fiction from our London and Edinburgh offices. It includes Dublin-based Irish imprint Eriu; music imprint Nine Eight Books; business and smart-thinking imprint Heligo Books; and narrative non-fiction imprint Ithaka Press.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the scheduling and editorial critical paths of Nine Eight, Heligo and Black & White London titles
  • Manage freelance copyeditors and proof-readers, taking in corrections and working with editorial team to manage changes and update manuscripts
  • Assist with setting titles up in Biblio and ensuring all metadata is complete at key milestones and updated regularly
  • Report on submissions and contribute to discussions about acquisitions
  • Minute acquisitions/all team meetings
  • Attend editorial and wider divisional meetings
  • Invoice processing
  • Work with Sales team to update and amend relevant quarterly presentations
  • Assist in securing endorsements for all titles
  • Send out proof and finished copies to authors, agents and media contacts
  • Send title information to literary festivals
  • Update reviews on Biblio for titles both pre-and post-publication
  • Contribute to social media updates for all imprints
  • Clear permissions for images and quotes
  • Create a shareable database of publishing freelancers we can use.
  • Assist with scheduling book fair appointments

Qualifications and Experience

  • A collegiate team player who can also operate as a highly motivated self-starter
  • Ability to manage jobs from inception to completion to the highest standard
  • A literate communicator – both verbally and in written correspondence
  • Able to work across function with the ability to pivot tasks dependent on direction and priority at any given time
  • Works well under pressure
  • Well versed in essential Microsoft and/or Apple office packages
  • Demonstrates inclusivity and tolerance at all times
  • Previous editorial publishing experience is preferable but not essential
  • Previous experience of Biblio management is preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working across a team and a variety of functions is essential

Competitive Salary

Working with a team of passionate, talented people

Internal learning and development programmes

Career Development opportunities

Fun social events

At Bonnier Books UK, we believe that every book matters. We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together. We offer a nurturing home for our authors, illustrators and brand partners, publishing bestselling books for readers and listeners everywhere.

We know that fantastic stories can come from anywhere and our purpose is to bring them to as wide an audience as possible, a simple ethos that has led to us becoming one of the country’s leading publishers.

The offspring of Bonnier Books, a family-owned top-15 world publisher headquartered in Sweden, we are inspired by a rich literary heritage but not bound by convention. We think in generations rather than quarters, and strive always to operate in an open, curious way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people.

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