Editorial and Publishing Coordinator - HGB, Melbourne

Join the editorial team at Hardie Grant Books, one of Australia’s leading independent publishing companies with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London and San Francisco. We are a multiple award-winning publisher of narrative and illustrated non-fiction. Our books are conversation-starting, creative, intelligent, global and commercial and we pride ourselves on our diverse list of authors and creators. Our team are welcoming and friendly, hard-working and love books and the process of making them.

The role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to support our editorial team as Editorial and Publishing Coordinator. In this role you will assist our busy team working on market leading titles across food and drink, lifestyle, memoir, health and wellbeing, biography, current affairs and sport, contributing to the creation of the beautiful and best-selling books that Hardie Grant is known for. 

Reporting to the Senior Editor, you will support the team across a range of tasks including coordinating eBook production, checking pages, proofs and ozalids, assist with flat plans and imprint pages and oversee content management updates, freelancer agreements and invoices. You will love words but equally be excited by innovative design and illustrated titles. In short, you will be an invaluable member of the editorial team ready to help with a varied list of tasks across our many titles. 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic with a passion for books and a thirst to learn. Experience in the bookselling or publishing process is welcome however we are open to candidates with commensurate experience in other industries. 

Most importantly you will have: 
impeccable organisational skills
great attention to detail
some editorial experience 
good creative judgement and initiative
the drive to improve processes and to maintain high editorial standards 
a working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite, particularly InDesign, is strongly preferred

Please send your application to applications@hardiegrant.com by 25th July with a cover letter and full CV. Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be considered. 

Hardie Grant is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We support flexible working and applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, including people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.