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£27,000 – £37,000
Midweight, Senior
Full Time
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Job Description


  • Title: Editor at Hoxton Mini Press
  • Application closing date: 10pm Wednesday 3rd August
  • Salary: £27–37k, dependent on experience and skills
  • Start date: September 2022 (or as soon as you’re able to)
  • Interviews: during August (at least two rounds, first by Zoom)
  • Location: Working from our canal-side studio by London Fields
  • Link to Apply:


We are looking for a highly experienced Editor to work on our growing lifestyle list who shares our mission of bringing books about visual culture to the widest possible audience. You must be as excited by the image as you are by the written word and have a deep understanding of how the two can fit together. You will have at least three years’ experience in a similar position (please don't apply if you don't) and a serious taste for photography and design as well as an understanding of how hard and important it is to communicate to a modern, easily distracted (but visually articulate) audience. Oh, you also have to be hyper-organised.


Hoxton Mini Press is a small independent publisher based in east London. Our goal is to make art and design books more affordable and accessible (while still making them beautiful enough that you'll pass them down to your grandchildren). In the past five years, we have received critical acclaim from the likes of Martin Parr, Time magazine, the Guardian and have won multiple awards for design, publishing and production.

We are a very small team who care. We care about each other, we care about the environment and we care deeply about every book we make. We aren't aiming to get big. We are aiming to get better.

Almost everything we do is shared. We all share thoughts on a new book's cover, we all share the frustration of trying to fix the printer. Being small is beautiful. Being small is hard. Being small also means we can be nimble and have fun.


Alongside our existing Editor you will have editorial oversight of around 15 books per year (more or less, depending on experience), commissioning writers where needed and overseeing the editing and development of all text, as well as having a say in the design and photography processes. You will both copy-edit and proofread books in-house and work with external freelancers as required, as well as writing copy for our website, press releases, AIs and social media. Because we are small and flexible the role can adapt to your experience and your strengths.


  • Overseeing the quality and consistency of all the text for 10–15 titles per year (a mix of both art and lifestyle titles) from conception to completion, working closely with the in-house team as well as project-specific freelancers.
  • Maintaining and developing the editorial 'voice' of our brand. This means ensuring it is applied consistently across all channels: within books, on social media, in newsletters, etc.
  • Joining all new titles meetings with an opportunity to present new ideas yourself.
  • Working with the production controller and all editorial contributors to make sure all editorial deadlines are met on time.
  • Helping with writing newsletters, AIs, press releases, catalogue copy.
  • Keeping up with the photographic/publishing industries via blogs, news, galleries, magazines and other publishers who make competitive titles.


  • At least three years' experience in a similar position within the publishing industry with a good understanding of all aspects of the editorial process, particularly proofreading, copy-editing, structural editing and managing editorial tone.
  • A solid understanding of InDesign, Word (and Track Changes) as well as Excel and Google Sheets.
  • An understanding of the intimate relationship between word, image and design in illustrated publishing: the ability to work closely and organically with a designer.
  • Experience working with professional writers and editors.
  • Strong organisational qualities, the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and experience in prioritising under pressure.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • Brilliant time management and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • A keen interest in all aspects of visual culture including design, photography and architecture.

(Please note: you must be dog-friendly. There is a lively mini-schnauzer in the office!)


There will be at least two rounds of interviews. The first will be 20 minutes long and will be conducted by Zoom, the date is tbc. The second, should we both wish to proceed, will be longer and you will be expected to complete a short but fairly demanding test on the day to assess your skills and knowledge of all aspects of the editorial process.

APPLY BY: 10pm on Wednesday 3rd August