Project Editor – Non-Fiction

222 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB, UK Req #220
25 June 2024

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The Job Profile

Simon & Schuster UK, Adult Non-fiction team is looking for a talented and precise project editor to work on the award-winning non-fiction list at Simon & Schuster. They will help the team publish the most exciting and distinctive talent in non-fiction and champion our books and authors with clear vision and creativity, ensuring they are a success critically and commercially.  


The Job Role

The ideal candidate will be taking a book from structural edit to finished product, on time and to budget with some line or structural editing.


The core responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to; checking copyedits and liaising with author to resolve queries, collating proofs, checking proof corrections, proofreading jackets and text to ensure complete accuracy, booking and managing freelancers and budgets, compiling plate sections, including picture research, clearing permissions, copyediting captions, drafting layouts, proofreading and liaising with designers and authors.


They will liaise with all internal departments, but particularly editorial, production, design, also liaising with author and agent on all elements of the text and cover, ensuring prompt communication and swift replies to queries, briefing covers and writing cover copy, working on metadata and making sure internal systems are kept up to date and are accurate, reading submissions and giving feedback to the acquiring editors. Providing authors and agents with the highest standard of care.


The Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy editorial team, experience of being responsible for signing books off to press. They will have an awareness of publishing systems and timelines, show demonstrable experience of copyediting or line editing and proofreading. They will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, experience of working closely with authors, agents and internal stakeholders. A meticulous eye for detail.

You must have a passion for non-fiction publishing and knowledge of the market.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for their next step in editorial and who wants to work on a wide variety of bestselling and crucially acclaimed non-fiction.  We are encouraging candidates with a broad range of experience to apply.



Please apply by attaching your CV and cover letter.

Location: London

Salary: Starting from £33,000

Deadline: Please apply by 8 July 2024 attaching your CV and cover letter. 

Simon & Schuster UK is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression. At Simon & Schuster UK, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all.

Candidates hired for this or any other posted Simon & Schuster UK role will be employees of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd subject to all policies, including the Workplace Privacy Notice,and eligible solely for the benefits plans thereof.

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  • Job Family Editorial
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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