Editor/Assistant Editor (Biteback Publishing)

Biteback Publishing are seeking an efficient, enthusiastic, eagle-eyed Editor or Assistant Editor to join a small, busy team publishing fast-paced politics, current affairs, autobiography/memoir, history, espionage and sport.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the newest member of our team will be involved in steering books through all stages of the production process, from original manuscript to print-ready files. With that in mind, we’re looking for:

  • Solid copy-editing experience, ideally gained within a non-fiction book publisher
  • Excellent proofreading and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the book production process
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good communication skills, with experience of liaising with authors
  • A keen interest in politics and current affairs

The ideal candidate will be adept at swiftly editing non-fiction, with first-class knowledge of language and grammar and a sharp eye for detail.

Familiarity with Adobe InDesign software will be an advantage.

Please note that this is not an entry-level position. This would be a terrific second or third job for either an experienced Assistant Editor ready to take the next step up or an established Editor looking to branch out in a new direction.

Location: Based in Southwark three days a week, with two days WFH.

Closing date: 3 June 2022

How to apply: Send a CV and covering letter, including details of current salary and notice period, to Olivia Beattie at olivia.beattie@bitebackpublishing.com.

Biteback welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities, particularly those who are under-represented in the publishing industry. Just let us know if there are any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during the recruitment process.


Marketing Executive, Biteback Publishing

Britain’s leading political publisher is seeking an exceptional individual to drive its digital marketing strategy.

This is a terrific opportunity to be part of a small, friendly team in an acclaimed independent non-fiction publishing house.

The position will involve:

  • creating and implementing online marketing strategies for new and backlist titles.
  • supervising our online representation and social media platforms.
  • managing and creating content for our website.
  • creating and distributing regular content such as newsletters, blogs and podcasts.
  • monitoring and analysing results and reporting back to colleagues.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be creative, imaginative and self-motivated.
  • be able to initiate campaigns and projects and see them through to completion, sometimes against strict deadlines.
  • have an interest in the latest technology and marketing trends and a strong practical knowledge of all social media platforms.
  • have a strong commercial focus with a good understanding of how to use digital marketing and advertising to drive book sales.
  • have some experience of working in publishing and/or the book trade.
  • be able to use graphics editing software to create social media assets.

Location: London, with opportunities for hybrid working

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience

Closing date: 10 June 2022

How to apply: Send a CV and covering letter, including details of current salary and notice period, to James Stephens at james.stephens@bitebackpublishing.com.

Biteback welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities, particularly those who are under-represented in the publishing industry. Just let us know if there are any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during the recruitment process.