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Reference: 66771

Date Added: 9 July 2018
Closing Date: 22 July 2018

Job Title: Editorial Assistant – HSS Journals

Working For: SAGE Publications, a client of Creative Access

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £10.20 per hour

Job Details

Are you interested in an editorial career? Passionate about Humanities and Social Science? You would relish in this chance to join one of the most well-established companies in academic publishing…

Founded in 1965, SAGE is a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content. With offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington D.C., SAGE publish more than 850 journals and over 800 books.

The company is offering an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to work across various departments within SAGE and provide administrative support to editors and publishers as well as the wider team. The successful candidate will report to their line manager and communicate with external contacts such as journal editors and society partners. This is a brilliant opportunity to build your own communication and interpersonal skills within a fast paced publishing environment.


Gather data and draft publishing reports for presentation to journal editors and society partners
Contact journal editors, board members, society partners and contributors (e.g. to discuss progress, request information and answer queries)
Support social media strategies
Research the market (e.g. subject-specific research, industry trends, competition analysis)
Assist the Editor/ Publisher with their meetings and travel arrangements (including taking minutes, following up on action points as directed)
Represent SAGE at relevant conferences, meetings and/or events, as opportunities arise
Coordinate discrete projects and journals-wide administration for the editorial department when required
Provide information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments


A well-organised and proactive
Actively motivated and constantly looking for the best ways to get the job done
Strong interest in working in academic publishing
A confident communicator both in person and via email
Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g Word, Excel, Outlook)
Graduate in any subject area

Closing Date: 22 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)

This traineeship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background
Please do not contact companies directly


Website: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/

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