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Assistant Editor, Templar

  • Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
  • London
  • Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
  • London

Job title: Assistant Editor, Templar

Reports to: Head of Templar

Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London. With flexible home working up to three days per week.

Imprint: Templar

Department: Editorial

Salary range: £23,000 - £27,000 per annum

General summary

Templar Publishing is looking for an assistant editor to join their dynamic, forward-thinking and collaborative creative team, with the aim of growing a highly innovative and commercial list. This role is ideal for someone looking to step up from an editorial assistant position. We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in the Children's market.

Based in our new London offices, you’ll develop and commission fresh 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 assisting with ad hoc editorial and administrative tasks.

Essential job functions/responsibilities

  • 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.

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."
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."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • 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 proactive team player with a positive attitude.
  • Used to working in InDesign.
  • You will need solid editorial experience and the ability to demonstrate relevant subject matter knowledge.

Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.

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 | Contact Person

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