Editorial Jobs in Publishing
Editorial jobs in publishing make up the majority of the vacancies we receive. A publishing house is likely to employ more editorial staff than any other department. Once a manuscript has been commissioned by the commissioning editor and received in-house, it has to be prepared for press. Desk Editors or Copy Editors have to be meticulous in their eye for detail. Editorial jobs involve reading the original manuscript in minute detail - watching out for repetition, grammar and punctuation, and spelling mistakes. The editorial team is responsible for the style of a publication and how it is presented. All copy has to be marked up appropriately and all changes need to be agreed with the author and commissioning editor. Editorial then proofread the returned proofs, just as vigorously as the original manuscript and make sure all changes have been carried out accordingly. The editorial department will, at all times, be liaising with production, marketing and sales departments, to organise requirements for manufacture and marketing presentations.
Editorial Assistant vacancies tend to be pretty administrative, as are many entry level positions, and can sometimes offer opportunities to follow a commissioning editorial career path or a production editorial career path.« Back