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Come and work for Nosy Crow: we’re hiring a Biblio Assistant and a Fiction Editor (Maternity Cover)

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We currently have two roles to fill at Nosy Crow – we’re looking for a Biblio Assistant, a Marketing Assistant, and a Fiction Editor (maternity cover).

Biblio Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for an organised and hardworking individual to join Nosy Crow’s Operations department on a temporary basis as a Biblio Assistant. We have recently added the Production and Rights management modules of this system to our Biblio package, and the person in this role will assist the Operations Manager in bedding in the modules and maintaining our database.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • To enter historical data into our database
  • Carefully check data as it is inputted to ensure it is correct
  • Working with Nosy Crow staff to optimise systems
  • To provide support to the Operations Manager in maintaining the Biblio system


Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • Experience with Biblio is essential
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Strong numeracy
  • Experience in an administrative role
  • Friendly with a can-do attitude
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Some experience of working in the publishing industry

This role is a fixed term contract for three months, is full-time and based in our office near to London Bridge. The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by a covering letter of no longer than 500 words, to Alex Dickinson ([email protected]) with the subject heading Biblio Assistant, telling us where you heard about this position.


Fiction Editor (Maternity Cover)

We have a brilliant opportunity for an experienced Editor to cover a maternity leave on the Fiction team. You will work across an exciting children’s list, liaising with authors and illustrators and working with the design team to produce high quality titles to schedule. An eye for detail and excellent organisational skills are essential.

Purpose of the Job

The role of Editor includes taking titles on at first draft and beyond, and working with authors, illustrators and designers to deliver the books on time and to a high standard.

The Editor reports to the Head of Fiction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing titles from first draft through to finished book
  • Liaising with design and production, and keeping to schedule
  • Liaising with authors, illustrators and their agents
  • Editing, copy-editing, proofreading and checking layouts and advances
  • Writing cover copy and sales copy


Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • The ability to edit sensitively with clarity and conviction
  • The ability to spell and punctuate accurately, plus a strong visual sense
  • To be a strong team player with good communication skills
  • The ability to take the initiative and prioritise your workload
  • Experience in editing children’s books
  • Basic design skills using InDesign is desirable

The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Kirsty Stansfield ([email protected]). We look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications for each role is midnight on Monday 6th May.

Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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