Posted on: Thursday 05 October, 2017
Trigger Press has an exciting opportunity for an established editor. We need someone to join our team to help us reach our ambitious publishing target for 2018 and beyond.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work on our innovative and empowering range of non-fiction books on the subject of mental health. We’re seeking a confident, adaptable editor with a track record in working on a diverse range of titles. You’ll be equally at home writing as working with our (mostly inexperienced) authors to help them refine their manuscripts. You’ll happily take responsibility for a number of titles across our range, taking them from initial outline to proofreading, liaising with our PR team, designers, and typesetters along the way.
It will help if you have an interest in mental health issues – and you can tell us more about that in your covering letter.
The position will be based at our office in Newark-on-Trent.
Writing, ghostwriting, proofreading and editing book manuscripts, blurbs, correspondence, blog posts and marketing copy
Liaise with authors and external contributors via phone and email
Establish excellent working relationships with our authors – to help them create powerful stories in their own voice
Assist in the manuscript selection process to help us source interesting and commercially viable new titles
Liaise with the design and PR teams to ensure each book is effectively designed and promoted
Experience / skills required:
Track record of editing manuscripts from pitch through to publication
Experience of working on non-fiction articles and / or books
Excellent time management and organisational skills, particularly the ability to manage own workload and prioritise accordingly
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
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