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(Senior) editorial assistant x 2

(Senior) editorial assistant x 2

locationBristol, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/06/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Salary: per year min £21,686 - max £24,174 per annum

Agreement type: Open Ended

Work hours: 35 Hours per Week

Work pattern: Full time


Exciting publishing role in Bristol! Find out more below...

Bristol University Press (BUP) and its imprint Policy Press (PP) is looking to appoint two editorial assistants (EA) or senior editorial assistants (SEA) to join the commissioning team. They will each work primarily with two commissioning editors across various lists, such as Criminology, Law, Children, Young People and Families, Social Work and Social Policy. These areas sit under both the Policy Press and Bristol University Press imprints and publish scholarly trade titles, research monographs, textbooks, Research Shorts and practitioner texts.


What will you be doing?

The EA/SEA is mainly responsible for:

  • Overseeing the proposal and contracted typescript peer review processes
  • Preparing internal book project paperwork, including financial costings
  • Liaising with authors and series editors to ensure the timely delivery of manuscripts
  • Maintaining database records and running reports
  • Undertaking market research and analysing findings (SEA)
  • Providing other administrative support to the commissioning team


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Experience in an administrative role, preferably within publishing
  • Proven ability to juggle priorities and work with little day-to-day supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Video Conferencing (Teams/Zoom)
  • Attention to detail, with strong organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload
  • Knowledge of the publishing process and industry knowledge of the publishing process and industry, or an ability to acquire it quickly


The Press will appoint at either EA (Grade E) or SEA (Grade F) level based on demonstrable skills and experience. Please indicate which level you would like to be considered for.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Press and a key role in maintaining high-quality standards for our products and our excellent author service.


Additional information:

For informal queries, please contact Mayble Pitt on


We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.


Closing date: 26 June 2022


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year