Managing Editorial Coordinator, Cornerstone

We have an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editorial Coordinator to join Cornerstone. Reporting to the Managing Editorial Director, you will provide editorial and administrative support, helping to ensure that books run to schedule, and you will also be responsible for the editorial work for one of the bestselling authors in the world, James Patterson.
This isn’t an entry-level position: as well as excellent organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and an ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, you’ll have experience of working in an editorial environment and a clear understanding of the stages that text passes through in the production process. You’ll work with a number of teams across the business, so you’ll need strong communication and project management skills.
Your daily tasks will include coordinating the checking of our jackets and covers, updating systems, and preparing prelim pages and endmatter for production. You’ll need impeccable spelling and grammar, and proofreading and copy-editing experience would be an advantage.
You’ll also be providing assistance on a range of fiction and non-fiction, black & white and colour-illustrated titles in a range of formats across Cornerstone’s imprints: Century, Arrow, Random House Business, #Merky Books, and Hutchinson Heinemann.


This is a superb opportunity to work at the heart of the editorial process within one of the most successful publishing houses in the country. If you are able to work efficiently and accurately, within a fast-paced and stimulating environment, then we want to hear from you. 


We are currently working remotely and will be transitioning into a period of hybrid working. We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview. 


Please apply with a CV and cover letter by 9th May; as part of your cover letter, please give us an example of when you demonstrated an eye for detail.





Salary: £26,000 plus bonus and benefits

What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.



Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 144042

144042Penguin Books Limited 

Date:  30-Apr-2021

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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