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Editorial Assistant

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You: Ambitious, creative, proactive, diligent, adaptable, literate communicator. Manage tasks efficiently, work well under pressure, experience in publishing and teamwork essential.
  • You will oversee scheduling, manage freelancers, update manuscripts, report on submissions, handle author queries, coordinate with various departments, assist with acquisitions, coordinate book fair appointments, and more for Bonnier Books UK imprints.


  • An ambitious and creative self-starter with a passion for books
  • A proactive, energetic and enthusiastic person who is diligent and full of creative ideas
  • An interest in learning and developing editorial skills within a fast-paced and outward-looking department
  • Ability to manage jobs from inception to completion to the highest standard
  • A literate communicator - both verbally and in written correspondence
  • Able to work across function with the ability to pivot tasks dependent on direction and priority at any given time
  • Works well under pressure
  • Well versed in essential Microsoft and/or Apple office packages
  • Demonstrates inclusivity and tolerance at all time
  • Previous editorial publishing experience is preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working across a team and a variety of functions is essential


  • Oversee the scheduling and editorial critical paths of Manilla Press and Zaffre titles to ensure publication runs to schedule
  • Manage freelance copy editors and proof-readers, taking in corrections and working with the editorial team to manage changes and update manuscripts
  • Assist with setting titles up in Biblio and ensuring all metadata is complete at key milestones and updated regularly
  • Report on submissions and contribute to discussions about potential new title acquisitions
  • Minuting team meetings and divisional meetings
  • Attend editorial and wider divisional meetings
  • Invoice processing
  • Implement and utilise all relevant editorial checklists
  • Acting as the main point of contact for author queries, resolving problems and answering questions promptly and accurately
  • Liaising with other members of the fiction team as well as colleagues from other departments such as production, design, marketing, and sales
  • Assist in securing endorsements for all titles
  • Send out proof and finished copies to authors, agents and media contacts
  • Send title information to literary festivals
  • Update reviews on Biblio for titles both pre-and post-publication
  • Contribute to social media updates for all imprints
  • Clear permissions for images and quotes
  • Writing and editing marketing and back cover copy, where appropriate.
  • Assisting with the development of new book projects by conducting market research
  • Liaise and help to coordinate 3rd-party contributors and freelancers
  • Assist with scheduling book fair appointments
  • Additional administrative duties, as required

We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together.

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Mission & Purpose

At Bonnier Books UK, we believe that every book matters. We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together. We offer a nurturing home for our authors, illustrators and brand partners, publishing bestselling books for readers and listeners everywhere. We know that fantastic stories can come from anywhere and our purpose is to bring them to as wide an audience as possible, a simple ethos that has led to us becoming one of the country’s leading publishers. The offspring of Bonnier Books, a family-owned top-15 world publisher headquartered in Sweden, we are inspired by a rich literary heritage but not bound by convention. We think in generations rather than quarters, and strive always to operate in an open, curious way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people. As a climate-neutral publisher we are an active participant in the Science Based Target initiative, committed to a strategy to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.