Editorial Assistant recruitment agency listing
The editorial assistants role is to support senior editorial staff in terms of administration, planning, commissioning and general production of books, magazines, websites and other publications. The job can entail a wide range of tasks, such as dealing with royalties, hiring writers and photographers " and doing more straightforward jobs such as filing and photocopying.
The recruitment agencies listed on this page have a depth of experience when it comes to placing suitable candidates into editorial assistant vacancies.
A number of degrees may be acceptable for becoming and editorial assistant, including journalism, communications, media, as well as art and humanities subjects, and social/business related subjects. Entry may also be possible with a relevant HND, but graduates are often preferred.
Personal qualities are also very important for this role. Excellent interpersonal and self-motivational skills, knowledge of IT and a very high level of spoken and written English are necessary. Proof reading, time management and a general enthusiasm are also important qualities.
Starting salaries can vary, usually from £14,000 to £20,000. As experienced is gained, salaries will rise. The average publishing salary is £26,000 per year. Many jobs are in-house, but with a steady increase in digital publications, many roles can now be carried out from home.