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New job role: Editorial Assistant, Buster Books

Posted on: 03/05/2019 with tags Jobs



Salary – circa £19k+

Full time, based in London

BUSTER BOOKS is an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books. It loves to create books for curious and creative children. We are looking for an editorial assistant with an excellent eye for accuracy and detail, excellent communication skills and oodles of creativity to join our lively team.

One year of experience in the publishing industry required.


Admin support for the department – general duties including, but not restricted to: filing, taking minutes, maintaining databases, checking stock levels, responding to submissions, and liaising with the rest of the company to ensure the smooth-running of the department – particularly before and during book fairs.

Editorial support – including: researching information for content, proofreading, checking ISBNs, assisting editors on their titles, contributing to ideas meetings. You would also be editing your own titles, under supervision, which may include suggesting content, commissioning writers and artists and learning to edit to a high standard using Adobe inDesign.

Contributing new book ideas and developing them to proposal stage.

Researching the children’s book market, and keeping abreast of new trends.

Closing date: 17th May 2019

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: philippa.wingate@mombooks.com

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Michael O’Mara is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.