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Posted on: Friday 15 September, 2017
An exciting new in-house opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for publishing and non-fiction books to join a mental health publisher based in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. This wide-ranging position will play a key role in supporting the Editorial and Production teams and is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in publishing.
Key Editorial duties
∙ Writing, proofreading and editing book manuscripts, blurbs, correspondence, blog posts and marketing copy
∙ Transcribing audio files into word documents for the Senior Copy Editor and Assistant Copy Editor
∙ Reading manuscript submissions and selecting those that would be a good fit for Trigger Press; forwarding manuscripts with potential to the Senior Copy Editor and Assistant Copy Editor
∙ Proofreading and editing on blogs, correspondence and manuscripts.
∙ Assisting the Editorial team in maintaining and growing a social media presence and developing a distinct voice within the publishing industry
∙ Liaising with authors and external contributors via phone and email
∙ Conducting market research
∙ Actively sourcing new manuscript submissions
∙ Undertaking general office duties if required
Experience / skills required:
∙ Excellent IT skills, including strong Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
∙ A proven ability to write, edit and proofread is essential. Candidates should be able to show examples of previous work that demonstrates these skills.
∙ Excellent time management and organisational skills, particularly the ability to manage own workload and prioritise accordingly
∙ Strong editorial skills and a good eye for detail
∙ The ability to work on your own initiative and solve problems
∙ Education to degree level or equivalent is desired, but not essential∙ Prior experience in editorial or publishing is desired, but not essential
∙ Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
∙ A passion for, and knowledge of, the publishing industry will be an advantage
∙ An interest in, or awareness of, mental health issues will be an advantage
Trigger Press is an up-and-coming, independent publisher, wholly dedicated to mental health welfare for the global community. We publish easy-to-read self-help books under the Pulling the Trigger brand, and stories of recovery from mental illness in our Inspirational book series. All profits from our book sales go to our parent charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 3rd November 2017