Assistant Editor, History
Closing Date: 30th May 2019
Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher of scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, reference works and professional titles both online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting research communities with innovative new formats and tools.
There is now a great opportunity to join the highly successful Scholarly Division at Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global academic publisher in the humanities, business and social sciences. We’re looking to recruit an energetic and highly organised graduate as an Assistant Editor to support our Publisher for History.
As well as providing core support to the Publisher, the role involves building excellent working relationships with authors and day-to-day administration. In addition, the role includes opportunities to start to gain commissioning experience, under the guidance of the Publisher.
This role is based within the Humanities Division of Palgrave Macmillan which publishes scholarly books in History, Philosophy, Literature, Film, Culture & Media, and Theatre & Performance studies. Our mission is to publish high-quality original, peer-reviewed scholarly content for the academic community in the Humanities.
The Assistant Editor provides a vital role in supporting the Publisher by ensuring that the History list is managed efficiently, that our authors receive a high quality of service, that our books are published to the highest standards and by contributing to the acquisition of new titles in some defined areas of the list, as determined by the Publisher.
Managing editorial processes including the peer review process for new proposals
Preparing final typescripts for handover to production
Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs
A wide range of administrative tasks
Liaising with authors as well as with colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design and editorial
Commissioning responsibilities and involvement in list strategy and planning
Experience, skills and qualifications
Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks and be able to work on their own initiative
Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
Be able to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
Preferably have experience working in academic publishing in an entry-level editorial role
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations.
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