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Editor (6 months FTC)

Editor (6 months FTC)

ExpiresExpires: 18/06/2024
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Fixed term contract

Closing date for applications: 18th June 2024

Salary: £29,000-£33,000 London; £26,700-£30,300 Sheffield, dependent on experience (+bonus +benefits)


As an editor in this six-month fixed term role you will manage the delivery of several John Catt products, working with our authors, colleagues and freelancers.

Hodder Education is the home of accessible, future-proofed educational resources where we put students, teachers and parents at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to help every teacher and learner across the globe to succeed by creating and delivering high-quality content and support.

John Catt is our professional development imprint, publishing high-quality books for forward-thinking teachers and school leaders around the world.

Hodder Education is a division of Hachette, one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, with 12 publishing divisions and over 60 imprints. Everyone here is proud to be in the business of opening doors and minds.


What you'll be doing

  • Reviewing samples and manuscripts to give editorial feedback
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Carrying out development edits and copy edits of some manuscripts
  • Managing freelancers who work on some of the titles
  • Ensuring that images are properly produced and copyright is cleared
  • Proofreading.

You will ensure that your titles are produced to high quality standards, working collaboratively.


Who we are looking for

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced editor with skills in substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading and project management, preferably in the context of professional development or academic publishing.
  • They will be adaptable and ready to pick up and run with a variety of titles.
  • Familiarity with teaching and the education system would be an advantage.


This role can be based at our London or Sheffield office, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

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 let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Junior

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