Job Opportunity at Bloomsbury Publishing


Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for an experienced Editor to work across two very special lists in our London office.

Our world-leading Natural History list includes the highly regarded Christopher Helm Field Guides, a publishing partnership with the RSPB and titles on mammals, plants and trees. Our fantastic Sports list features high-quality writing on a wide variety of sports – from football and cricket to cycling and horseracing – and includes the famous Wisden imprint.

The role involves managing a number of full-colour and mono books through the editorial process from manuscript delivery and cover design through to publication, and requires working with authors, agents, freelancers, suppliers, illustrators, designers and in-house colleagues.

The role

  • Establishing good relationships with authors and agents
  • Maintaining schedules for projects and taking titles through to publication
  • Briefing and managing freelancers, undertaking copy-editing or proofreading in-house as required
  • Liaising with authors, designers and proofreaders, collating comments and ensuring final files are ready for press on budget and on schedule
  • Writing Advance Information sheets, briefing jackets and writing copy
  • Working with the Rights Department to gather materials for foreign editions
  • Preparing sample spreads and blads for use at book fairs, sales conferences
  • Attending industry events.

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • 18 months’ – 2 years’ editorial experience in illustrated book publishing
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent proofreading and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to write strong sales copy and blurbs
  • Ability to prioritise and use own initiative, juggling several projects at one time
  • Solid time-management skills to cope with competing deadlines as well as working across two departments
  • Experience of working on photo-shoots desirable
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator useful.
  • Interest in sports and natural history a distinct advantage.

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter, current salary details and notice period to Sally Coleman, Human Resources Manager:

The closing date for this role is Monday 26th August 2013.

About Kirsty

Sharp Shooting Schaper, Senior Commissioning Editor (Sport and Nautical)
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