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Editorial Assistant

Fixed Term Contract Part Time (3 days a week)

 We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance.  We are, therefore, seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented (and creative) Editorial Assistant to join our Picture Book and Gift team working on a range of picture books, non-fiction titles, classics, and gift books.

The position will have responsibility for a varied range of administrative tasks, including managing the reprint process, acting as a contact for authors, illustrators and agents, liaising with production on costings and formats, reading submissions and writing engaging copy. You will be efficient, flexible and an excellent communicator, with a keen eye for detail and a creative flair. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a creative and collaborative editorial team in a varied admin support role, with the opportunity to develop key editorial skills.

If you are someone who has a knowledge of Microsoft Office, are quick to learn new IT systems and have a passion for children’s books, we would love to hear from you. Experience of using Biblio would also be an advantage.

The role is based in our offices near Latimer Road/Shepherd’s Bush tube stations in West London. 

Our company purpose is to make all children proud readers through our broad portfolio of inclusive, child-friendly books and magazines for children and families from all backgrounds, for every interest and reading ability. We are committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in publishing.

Egmont is the publisher of some of the world’s leading children’s authors, illustrators and brands including Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Jim Smith, Julia Donaldson, Tintin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Thomas & Friends, Disney Princess, Toxic and Go Girl to name just a few!  We are also part of the Egmont Group; Europe’s largest children’s publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world. 


If you would like to join us, please go to our website at click on role you wish to apply for and this will navigate you through to our Careers site.  Please click on the Apply Now button and follow the instructions to complete and submit the relevant application forms. Please note that we do not accept CV’s. 

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The application deadline is 28/01/2019, and we conduct interviews ongoing. Please click the "Apply Now" button to apply for the job. You can also use your LinkedIn profile instead of uploading a CV if this is sufficient. We do not accept applications sent by email.

About Egmont Publishing UK 

Egmont Publishing publishes more than 700 magazines in 30 countries. Besides the core business, Egmont Publishing is building up new growth areas within both marketing services and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is a part of Egmont - a leading media group in the Nordic region. Egmont is responsible for Nordisk Film and TV 2 in Norway as well as a commercial foundation which generated revenue amounting to EUR 1.5 billion in 2017. We donate EUR 13 million a year to help improve the lives of children and young people.

We bring stories to life.

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