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Job: Editorial Assistant

The Editorial Assistant will report to the Editorial Manager, and will work on a range of projects, assisting with taking titles from commission to publication. At Black & White we are very proud of our books’ quality; the Editorial Assistant is key to ensuring that quality is maintained and excelled. You will work across a range of genres: our titles include commercial and literary fiction, illustrated non-fiction and, with Ink Road, YA fiction. You will be passionate, knowledgeable and engaged with contemporary publishing. You will understand what makes a high-quality commercial title stand out from the crowd. A commitment to excellence and to author care is vital. We offer an environment where editors can thrive and develop their skills. DUTIES Project management – assist with front-list editorial work, seek endorsements and create cover copy. Liaise with team to prioritise projects, keep them on track and to print on time. Editorial development – help ensure content is delivered to specification and schedule. Assist with structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading. Work with authors, typesetters, freelancers and designers to create high-quality manuscripts. Submissions management – log, prioritise and assess submissions, seeking out potential new titles. Commissioning – assist with reading submissions, help build relationships with authors and agents, participate in list development. Author care – help keep authors informed: assist in managing schedules, workflow and expectations. Publicity and marketing – assist with copywriting and developing cover concepts to maximise each title’s appeal. PR – assist with endorsement plans to attract relevant quotes. Other – assist Editorial Manager and other colleagues as appropriate. Essential. This role requires • Some publishing experience and understanding of the industry – this can be in an academic context (e.g. university qualification). • Experience of copy-editing and proofreading. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Attention to detail is a must. • The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload. • Strong project management skills. • Professionalism and a positive approach. • IT competency (especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook). • A creative spark! Desirable • A passion for contemporary fiction – including YA. Salary Dependent on qualifications and experience. Application Closing date is Monday 3 December at 12 noon. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter. Your letter should outline why you are right for this role, along with your thoughts on two standout books of 2018 (one YA; one adult), explaining how and why these caught your attention. Email these to: Emma Hargrave, Editorial Manager, Black & White Publishing

Posted 4 days ago
By Black & White Publishing

Job: Head of School Communities

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an experienced Head of School Communities Programme to lead our high profile and creatively excellent programmes delivered in schools. Are you: • an excellent communicator and influencer • skilled at managing high profile external stakeholder relations • knowledgeable about arts, literature and education policy in Scotland • experienced at senior management level • a motivational team leader This is a full time (35 hours per week) permanent position. Please note the interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th July. For further information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>

Posted 4 months ago
By Scottish Book Trust

Salary £32,000-39,000 (under review
Deadline 16 July 2019

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