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Editorial Assistant - History, Books
Title: Editorial Assistant - History, Books
Category: Training / Instruction
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £20,001.00 - £30,000.00
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Editorial Assistant – History, Books

£23,801 to £29,148

About the role:

Cambridge University Press has an opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to work within its Academic and Professional books editorial department. Your role will be to work closely with a small team of Commissioning Editors and Content Managers within the history and Asian studies subject areas, and to provide editorial and administrative assistance in contributing towards the smooth running of the list.

The tasks are very varied and typically will include a mix of standard administrative tasks related to author contracts and payments and maintaining our publishing database, combined with assisting in list management and development, and managing several key areas of the publishing workflow, e.g. commission peer reviews, copy writing, obtain endorsements and input into cover image research. You may also be asked to attend conferences and, from time-to-time, to deputise for Commissioning Editors.

About you:

Accuracy and strong organisational and time management skills are important in this role. You will need to be degree educated or equivalent, possess good typing and IT skills, ideally have knowledge of Filemaker/Outlook/SAP and be able to communicate effectively with authors, volume/series editors and internal colleagues. You will be flexible, able to work on a number of projects at the same time and on your own initiative when required.

Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. Our Academic publishing group is world-renowned for disseminating the finest scholarly writing and research available in the world today. Our publishing programme consists of 380 journals and more than 1,500 books each year, and includes the works of more than 60 Nobel Prize Laureates and hundreds of award-winning titles.

Help us take on the diverse challenges and digital opportunities facing academic publishing today and join our diverse and collaborative workforce to achieve our purpose to advance knowledge worldwide.

We’re committed to creating a dynamic work environment that empowers you to be your best. Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance, an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and many more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.


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