Editorial Assistant (Parental Leave Cover), Hodder Gibson

Who we are and what we do

Hodder Gibson is the leading provider of textbooks, revision materials and practice papers for schools and students in Scotland. We are also the publishers of the Official SQA Past Papers.

The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within Hachette UK.  Over the past few years it has succeeded in winning market share through curriculum change in the UK. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards sponsored by the Bookseller (2015 and 2016); on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work”.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for an enthusiastic and meticulous Editorial Assistant to support our Glasgow-based editorial team and help to deliver a range of exciting new educational resources for Scotland’s teachers and learners.

You will be working with our team on the editorial production of Gibson front-list titles, from books and eBooks to digital products in our Dynamic Learning platform.

The responsibilities of the role will include liaising with authors, freelance staff and colleagues across internal departments to ensure publication deadlines are met, checking copy-edits and proofreading, collating proofs, clearing permissions, providing office administrative support, updating and maintaining a range of internal systems, managing our reprint process, checking marketing and sales materials and much more.

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will be:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic and with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Highly organised with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Able to multitask, problem-solve and organise effectively
  • Confident with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build positive working relationship with contacts at all levels
  • A competent administrator with knowledge of a range of digital applications and systems (incl. MS Office)
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently on multiple projects
  • Customer focused, with an interest in educational publishing

What we offer

The role is based in our Glasgow office working as part of a friendly, enthusiastic team in a creative and dynamic working environment, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

Details on how to apply here

Salary Range: £20,000 -22,000 (pro rata) depending on experience

Closing Date: 25th February 2019