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Editorial Assistant, Who's Who

Salary £23,000
Location London
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Editorial Assistant, Who’s Who

The opportunity

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the team working on the annual reference book, Who’s Who. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to start a career in publishing. Who’s Who, first published in 1849 and from 1896 by A & C Black, is among the world‘s most recognised and respected works of reference.
 

The role

  • Monitoring press, researching and interpreting new information
  • Dealing with post, e-mails and telephone enquiries
  • Editing content in house style and with respect for confidential information
  • Proofreading
  • General administrative tasks

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • Good organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong proofreading and copy editing skills
  • Team player but also able to work on own initiative
  • Relevant experience of editorial or office work
  • An interest in current affairs would be an advantage

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position with a salary of £23,000.

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). 

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org

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 Monday 15 November.

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Bloomsbury 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:

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

Summer Hours – June to August

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

 

For additional benefits see below.

 

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

 

 

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is 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. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Pension

Flexible Working

Life Insurance

Staff Discount on Books

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Bike to Work

Here’s what some of our employees had to say about joining Bloomsbury:

“It’s a friendly team, I feel part of a community and there’s such a breadth and variety of publishing”

Marketing Executive, Academic


“There is a passion for books and authors. People want to read and that comes from the top”

Commissioning Editor, Special Interest


“Bloomsbury has a strong International outlook, it’s good to be part of a global publishing team.”

Intern, Education


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