Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary : £19000 – £21000/annum

Editorial Assistant

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, based near Gloucester, has a fantastic opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join its publications team to work on its internationally-renowned series of veterinary publications.


The Editorial Assistant will take on a variety of administrative tasks to support members of the team and also act as one of the main points of contact for external authors and editors. This role represents an ideal first step in a publishing career.


The successful candidate will ideally be of graduate calibre or equivalent. A degree in life or health sciences would be advantageous.

Previous publishing experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Strong Microsoft Office skills together with an awareness of the digital publishing environment would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a team environment and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful applicant should also be able to multi-task and prioritise their workload, paying meticulous attention to detail.

They should also display a willingness to learn about scientific publishing and confidence in adapting to new technologies.

About the British Small Animal Veterinary Association – BSAVA:

The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps and magazines.

Location: Gloucester

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £19,000 to £21,000 per annum

Benefits: include 23 days’ holiday, contributions towards Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance and free parking.

Closing date: 25th February 2021.

If applicants have not received a response within 7 days of the closing date, then it is to be assumed that they have not been successful with their application.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

You may have experience of the following: Editorial Assistant, Publishing Assistant, Administrator, Junior Editor, Copywriter, Journalist, Writer, Publishing Administrator, etc.

Ref: 96947

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