Informa Group Plc. is hiring an

Editorial Assistant Talent Pool

Milton, United Kingdom

Closing Date: Friday 15th March 2024

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team of Editorial Assistants. Based within our Advanced Learning department the Editorial Assistant position is an ideal first role in Publishing. 

The role provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the industry and involves working on all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. 

Your application will be considered for all Editorial Assistant roles available, across a range of different subject areas. This includes permanent opportunities, maternity cover roles and fixed-term contracts. 

What we offer in return: 

  • A salary of £28,629 
  • An excellent work/life balance with a fantastic, flexible working culture
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus a day off for your birthday 
  • 3 additional discretionary days off during the holiday season at the end of the year 
  • 4 paid volunteering days each year 
  • Company funded single cover private medical insurance  
  • Employee assistance programme – offering 24/7 well-being support 
  • Share Match – Plan that matches every share purchased with two free shares. 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance, plus optical and medical care

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Supporting the Editor/Publisher achieve the agreed revenue and profitability targets for their list
  • Preparing manuscripts for Production and meeting handover goals 
  • Researching and arranging peer reviews of book proposals under consideration
  • Sending author contracts 
  • Managing schedules for manuscripts under contract and negotiating delivery deadlines 
  • Monitoring schedules and delivery dates to ensure timely publication 
  • Crafting descriptive copy for covers, promotional materials and sales presentations

This role is based in the UK.

Taylor & Francis has flexible hybrid working options for how employees can work based on their role.  In the UK we have offices at Milton Park (Abingdon), London Blackfriars and Macclesfield.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

Closing Date: Friday 15th March 2024

Applications are shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we will be shortlisting alongside advertising. We, therefore, encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity. 

When applying please include a personal statement within your CV explaining why you are interested in this role and working for Taylor & Francis. The maximum word count is 300 words. We will not be able to progress applications submitted without a personal statement.

What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for someone who is highly organised, with strong prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently, calmly and to a high standard under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate sensitively and professionally
  • Team player with a flexible, positive approach to helping others and an enthusiasm for learning

Additional Information – Talent Pool Process: 

Your application will be considered for all Editorial Assistant roles available, across a range of different subject areas. This includes permanent opportunities, maternity cover roles and fixed-term contracts. 

We will review your application and let you know the outcome within 1 month of your application, and often sooner. 

Video Interview
If your application is progressed, we will ask you to complete a short pre-screening video interview. This is more informal than an interview and allows us to get to know you better. The video interview can be completed on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop at a time that suits you and should only take 10-15 minutes. We will notify you of the outcome following your video interview.

At this stage, your application may be held in the talent pool whilst we wait for a vacancy to become available. A member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch once a role becomes available.

You will be invited to join an interview with our hiring managers. Interviews are held via Microsoft Teams and usually last for 1 hour. You will be asked competency-based interview questions and will also be asked to complete several short tasks ahead of the interview. Full details will be sent to you via email in plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

If successful at the interview stage, you will be offered the role. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you to arrange a suitable start date.

Talent Pool
If you interview and miss out on an offer, we will ask to talent pool your application – this will fast-track you through the recruitment process for the next available Editorial Assistant role, meaning that you do not have to complete the full interview process again. Full details will be provided at this stage by our Talent Acquisition team.

Being Yourself at Taylor & Francis

If you’re excited about working with Taylor & Francis to foster human progress through knowledge, we invite you to apply even if your existing skills and experience don’t fit every item listed above. At Taylor & Francis, we are at our best and most successful when colleagues can be themselves and contribute regardless of their identity or background. As a colleague, you will have the opportunity to further innovate and develop in areas that you are passionate about. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success at work and live a healthy, balanced life.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in and value diversity of people and thought, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where all colleagues can learn and succeed as their true selves. Taylor & Francis recruits develop and retains colleagues without regard to any protected personal characteristics or other non-merit-based factor.

We genuinely care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, well-being, and flexible working. We believe the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas in which you are passionate. To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site:

Or better yet check out our LinkedIn Life Page, highlighting our accomplishments, employees, and company culture. It’s also a good way to meet our Talent Acquisition team, who will be happy to advise you on your journey here at T&F.

Should you have any queries please contact the recruitment team on

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