Job title: Digital Editorial Assistant, Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Location: London
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: for general enquires only [email protected]
Closing date: Friday 17th March

Job description

The opportunity

Part of the Non-Consumer Division, Bloomsbury Digital Resources is committed to serving a global community of students, scholars, instructors, and librarians by providing creative online research and learning environments that deliver excellence and originality.

Whether it be primary documents, critical texts, historical archives, or the latest in video and audio resources, we are committed to enhancing the research experience with innovative, engaging, and dynamic digital resources of the highest quality.

Bloomsbury offers a collegial working environment, with a dedicated and enthusiastic team committed to excellence and innovation.

The role

This role presents the opportunity to be part of a highly entrepreneurial and inspired environment that that is collaborative, fast paced, and always looking toward what is next in publishing. You’ll play an essential role in the smooth running of the department and the fast growth of our digital portfolio as well as providing administrative and editorial support to the divisional MD. You will be working across the Bloomsbury Digital Resources division including these digital learning resources among others: Drama Online, Bloomsbury Fashion Central, Screen Studies, Bloomsbury Music and Sound, Theology and Religion Online and Bloomsbury Video Library.

This role is responsible for:

Content and metadata administration:

  • Liaising with Bloomsbury content partners to check files delivered correctly in accordance with the contract; chase missing files if required; ensuring files and file names match agreed specification
  • Creating title lists and metadata spreadsheets, checking them for accuracy against content assets and other data sources
  • Keeping Biblio up-to-date as required

Contracts, rights and royalties administration:

  • Contracts, rights and royalties administration for digital products, including creating rights spreadsheets; updating Biblio with rights or royalties; issuing, tracking and chasing contracts

Departmental assistance:

  • Supporting Managing Director, BDR, 20% on average per week
  • Performing tasks supporting digital products, including product testing, content review, writing product copy, and administrative tasks related to pre- and post-publication content, when necessary
  • Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Editorial administration relating to new digital projects: tracking, reminders, monitoring, liaison with external editorial advisors, and highlighting problem areas for manager intervention

This is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • An ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • An interest in digital publishing
  • A high tolerance – even enthusiasm -- for tracking and reporting
  • A solutions-focused mentality
  • An ability to work well as part of a team
  • Calmness under pressure

Beneficial but not required:

  • Solid administrative experience
  • Knowledge or experience of academic or digital publishing

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position with an annual Salary of £25,000 per annum

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: Wednesday and Thursday.

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.

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 Friday 17th March.

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 (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 9 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see our careers page

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.

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: