Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant, Bluebird Books for Life


Adult Editorial


Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK and is part of the worldwide Macmillan Publishing Group, which operates in over 70 countries. 


Pan Macmillan is looking for a confident, skilled, self-motivated and highly-organized editorial assistant for its hugely successful Bluebird non-fiction division. We publish an exciting range of household names (Joe Wicks, Russell Brand, Prue Leith, Marie Kondo and Oprah Winfrey). Areas covered include health, cookery, personal development, psychology, memoir and more. Our aim is to publish books that make the world happier, healthier, more connected and compassionate.


The key tasks of the role will include but are not limited to the following:


  • Administrative support for the Bluebird editorial team – responsible for tasks such as writing/circulating meeting minutes, processing invoices, maintaining database records.
  • Editorial support for the three-strong Bluebird editorial team – involves second reads/drafting of cover copy, proof mail-outs, preparing books for our production department, maintaining our Biblio database, creating Title Information sheets and reading/tracking submissions from agents, creating catalogue copy.
  • Author care for specified authors – includes ordering publication copies, gathering sales data to share, responding to queries and occasional assistance at selected events.


The ideal candidate will have:


  • Excellent administration skills and able to organise, prioritise and manage workflow to deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Computer literate, with experience of working in an office environment as part of a team.
  • A keen interest in non-fiction lifestyle content and up-to-date on trends in the area (listening to podcasts, reading blogs, following social media accounts and traditional media).
  • A willingness to learn new skills and a can-do attitude.


This role is based in our offices in King's Cross, London.

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, and 500 words on any non-fiction title that falls within the Bluebird publishing area (psychology, memoir, personal development, health, cookery). Please ensure you quote reference PAN/037/18  on your application and submit via email to [email protected]


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Closing date: 27th June 2018


All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.