Job title: Assistant Editor, Academic Editorial (Student Learning) 12-month FTC
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Is the role permanent? No - FTC
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected] for enquires only
Closing date: 22 September 2022

Job description

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Academic publish high quality print and digital resources for the student textbook market globally. We are looking for an Assistant Editor to join our friendly higher education publishing team.

Reporting to the Commissioning Editor, and working closely with other editorial, marketing and production colleagues, the Assistant Editor will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting textbooks and digital educational resources in Politics, International Relations, Psychology, Sociology and Research Methods. This is a rewarding role for someone with some publishing experience who is seeking to take the next step in their publishing career.

The role

  • Helping to plan, coordinate and project manage titles through all stages of the publishing process
  • Assisting with commissioning with the opportunity to commission select new editions
  • Managing editorial processes and the peer review process
  • Preparing final typescripts for handover to production, and arranging for digital ancillaries as required
  • Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs
  • Drafting cover briefs
  • Liaising with authors, and colleagues across all departments
  • Assisting with backlist management
  • Conducting market research
  • Providing input for sales and marketing activities

Knowledge, skills and experience

The ideal applicant for this role will be:

  • familiar with publishing processes and have publishing experience;
  • an excellent communicator;
  • able to multi-task and prioritise;
  • organised and focussed on problem-solving;
  • meticulous, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
  • confident to work unsupervised;
  • professional and have a can-do attitude;
  • numerate and computer literate.

Additional information

The role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) 12 month fixed term contract

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). Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘URL’ below detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Thursday 22nd September 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

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

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 12 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

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