Assistant Editor

Mirror Books (Reach Plc)

CLOSING DATE: 17/07/2020

CONTACT: Jo Sollis
020 7293 3000

Mirror Books is part of Reach Plc (formerly Trinity Mirror), one of the UK’s biggest media companies. Our aim is to publish brilliantly engaging books that challenge, move and inspire readers.

The Assistant Editor will work across the non-fiction and fiction lists for Mirror Books.

  • They will assist the commissioning editors in the editing and processing of manuscripts and providing constructive feedback to editors.
  • Work closely with commissioning editors on edits, proofreading and copy editing of manuscripts
  • Provide editorial feedback to authors on the development of manuscripts in a sensitive and constructive manner
  • Provide creative copy for blurbs, sales materials and AI’s and proof read copy before printing
  • Monitor and read editorial submissions and make recommendations to the commissioning editors
  • Flag potential legal issues and attend legal training sessions provided by Reach PLC
  • Attend acquisition meetings and assist in the preparation of acquisition materials including competitor book data and jacket covers
  • Ensure book data is managed effectively and updated regularly on the publishing management system
  • Research new potential authors and make recommendations to the acquisition editors
  • Reach out to writing communities and other organisations where potential authors may be found
  • Be aware of book trends, competitor activity and sales performance
  • Help with the preparation of sales documents, including AIs and catalogues
  • Help with picture research as required
  • Assist in press passing books for printers
  • Ad hoc support where required

Salary is commensurate with experience and industry standard.