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Assistant Editor, Templar Publishing, Bonnier Books UK

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • London

Templar Publishing is looking for an Assistant Editor with one to two years’ experience to join their dynamic, forward-thinking and collaborative creative team, with the aim of growing a highly innovative and commercial list. Based in the London King’s Road office, you’ll develop and commission new ideas for preschool, novelty, non-fiction and picture books alongside custom projects for Big Picture Press, managing them from initial concept to final product, and assist with ad hoc editorial and administrative tasks.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment - I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives a"
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done – which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."

Skills & Requirements

What you’ll be doing:

· Project managing a number of titles through all stages of production while working to set timescales and budgets, including non-fiction, picture books, novelty, licensed publishing, new editions and reprints.

· Assisting editors with research, writing, copy-editing and proofreading on a wide range of books across different formats.

· Undertaking administrative tasks as required, such as sending out contributor copies of books to authors and artists.

· Working closely with the in-house design, production and sales teams and liaising with authors, illustrators and agents.

· Producing sales materials, including marketing materials for book fairs and back cover and sales copy.

· Attending and presenting at regular acquisitions and sales meetings.

· Playing an active part in new concept development.

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

· Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, commercially driven environment and loves the variety of working on multiple projects.

· Creativity, passion and the ability to come up with new ideas.

· Understanding of publishing formats, age ranges, genre and subject matters.

· Understanding of the editorial process.

· Copy-editing and proofreading skills.

· Communication and problem-solving skills.

· Organisational skills.

· A dynamic, proactive team player with a positive attitude.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

Erika Van Aken | Hiring Manager

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