8 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Editorial Assistant
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Closing Date : 19th January 2022

A bit about us
Everyman’s Library have one of the largest series of hardback classics in the UK and USA, publishing the finest editions written by Nobel Laureates and Booker Prize-Winning authors. With a backlist of over 650 stunning editions, and publishing around 20 new titles each year, the team are in need of a new assistant to support them.
What you’ll be doing
Working within a very small team, the Assistant will primarily support the Publisher of Everyman.  This includes donning many hats from editing to marketing and publicity to being the spokesperson for Everyman on our social channels. Of course, the role also includes much administrative support including drafting and managing author contracts.
You can expect a fast paced and varied day. One moment you might be editing volumes and the next pulling together the seasonal newsletter.  Although the role is not entry level, it will allow you to learn on the job and training of our systems and processes will be provided.
What you’ll bring
What’s most important to us is interest and curiosity.  You’ll be working with finest editions available of the world's greatest classics from Homer to Achebe, Tolstoy to Ishiguro, Proust to Pullman. We’ll need you to be knowledgeable on these subjects and personable when liaising with authors and scholars.
This role has many strands so being disciplined and an excellent organiser is a must. You'll be a fast learner and IT literate in Microsoft Office. Perhaps you’ve worked in a library or bookshop, a literary agency or even an events company. We are looking for people with a literary curiosity and passion, which they can bring to work with them every day.
How to apply
Please apply with your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Wednesday 19th January.  Interviews will commence shortly after, virtually.
As part of your cover letter, please answer the following question:   What is your favourite book from our list, and why did you enjoy it?
What you can expect from us
Salary: Up to £25,000 depending on skills and experience
Everyman employees are also eligible for benefits including pension, life assurance and income protection. This role will be based at our London office, close to Green Park station.
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at
Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Skills Required

  • Sub-editing
  • Copywriting

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