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Editorial Assistant vacancy

Batsford are looking for a keen and capable Editorial Assistant to work with us in our busy editorial department. Supporting our friendly team of editors and designers, core duties would include:

  • Hands-on editorial work
  • Writing cover copy and producing sales material along with managing metadata
  • Processing submissions
  • Handling post and couriers including author copies
  • Assisting at book launch events
  • Overseeing our programme of reprints
  • Liaising with authors and our network of freelance editors and designers
  • Picture research
  • Arranging copyright permissions
  • Handling contracts and invoices
  • Managing department databases

We’re looking for someone educated to graduate level with strong organisational and IT skills, a keen eye for detail and a love of books. Experience with Adobe InDesign preferable but not essential. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 20 January 2023.

Batsford is a thriving independent publisher established in 1843. Over the last 180 years, Batsford has developed an enviable reputation in the areas of heritage, textiles, design, art, nature and chess. Our bestselling authors include Millie Marotta, Adam Dant, Elain Harwood, The Twentieth Century Society, Hazel Soan, Cas Holmes and many more.