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Editorial assistant

Editorial assistant

ExpiresExpires: 28/06/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position

Salary: £24,000

Closing date for applications: 27th June at 11.59pm


This is a fantastic role for anyone in the early stages of their publishing career, providing you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of publishing as an active member of our energetic, friendly acquisitions team.

Singing Dragon is an imprint of JKP, an award-winning, global publisher committed to publishing products that celebrate diversity and encourage social change. In 2017 JKP became part of John Murray Press, a fast-growing division of Hachette UK and in 2022, JKP won the Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at The British Book Awards. Singing Dragon publishes market-leading professional resources in complementary and integrative medicine and bodywork and we strive to give a platform to our communities’ conversations around wellness. Our products range from print, e and audio books, to video, webinars and conferences, and we are constantly innovating in our publishing to create the right products for our specialist audiences.

Working primarily within our Singing Dragon and Handspring team, you will provide administrative support across a diverse range of titles on topics including bodywork, movement and yoga therapy. You’ll liaise closely with authors and editors on manuscripts and oversee all essential tasks, from contract to publication.


Knowledge, skills, experience

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Thrive in a team environment where you are encouraged to share ideas
  • Are comfortable managing your workload, balancing priorities and anticipating regular deadlines
  • Are a stickler for detail - ensuring our databases are kept up to date and accurate
  • Are a natural communicator - at ease building strong working relationships with colleagues and authors
  • Are a talented copywriter, able to write compelling marketing and sales copy to promote our books and resources
  • Love the challenge of finding solutions to problems
  • Have a curiosity for learning and an eagerness to try new things


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

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