Editorial Proof Typist

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We’re looking for candidates with a passion for literature to join our Editorial team to assist with the proofreading, typing and selection of children’s written work to be published in Young Writers’ anthologies.

This is a flexible position meaning for successful candidates we can accommodate either full-time or part-time hours to suit your needs. 

Young Writers have been helping children throughout their school education develop a love for creative writing and have published over a million original pieces of work over the last 30 years. We’re passionate about what we do and love working with hundreds of schools every year to allow children to see their written work in print. 

Essential Skills for Success…
  • An excellent level of spelling and grammar.
  • Fast and accurate typing skills 
  • Ability to work to weekly targets and deadlines.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills, particularly written. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage own workload 

Responsibilities Include…
  • Selecting poetry and prose for publication in anthologies.
  • Editing and proofing poetry and prose whilst adhering to house rules.
  • Creating typesets from work handwritten by children of all ages 
  • Understanding the editorial targets and schedules.
  • Contributing ideas for new Young Writers’ competitions 

Additional Information 

  • Contract Type: Temporary contracts (October 2021 – March 2022 renewed on a weekly basis when work available) 
  • Working Hours: Full time / Part time positions available 
  • Salary: Up to £8.91 per hour (NMW age dependent)