Careers at Edward Elgar Publishing

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Freelance Opportunities

If you have a background in academic publishing and can offer copy editing, proofreading, indexing or legal tabling skills, we would be happy to hear from you. Please send your CV and details of 5–15 titles you have worked on, including publisher details, and in what capacity you worked on each title (copy editing, proofreading, indexing or tabling) to [email protected].

Any permanent vacancies will be advertised below.


Camberley, Surrey, UK

Departments in our Camberley office include Editorial Processing and Production

Camberley is located 30 miles southwest of central London in the corridor between the M3 and M4 motorways. The office has parking and is convenient for shops and Camberley Rail Station which is 0.6 miles/ a 10 minute walk away.


Trainee Junior Desk Editor​

EEP is seeking a highly organized and enthusiastic graduate to join its busy editorial team as a trainee junior desk editor on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be provided with full training with the intention of progressing to Junior Desk Editor within approximately 12 months. 

The successful applicant will learn how to manage projects from manuscript to final files, liaising with editors, production/editorial colleagues and suppliers. They will assist colleagues with editorial work, providing support to the editorial production office, while working towards managing their own books for production.

Excellent communication, organizational and digital skills are essential requirements. The successful candidate will ideally have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe and will demonstrate enthusiasm to develop their skillset. Experience of InDesign and Photoshop are also desirable. You will need to be methodical, self-motivated and highly flexible with good attention to detail and strong spelling and grammatical skills.

Benefits include season ticket loans, cycle-to-work scheme, childcare voucher scheme, group personal pension scheme, long-term disability insurance scheme and an employee assistance programme.

This is a full-time position, working 35 hours per week, based at our office in Camberley, Surrey, UK. Working arrangements will be discussed at interview.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV, to [email protected]

A full job description and salary information is available upon request.

Salary: £19,500 per annum.

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th August 2021.



Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

Functions in Cheltenham include Commissioning, Editorial, Marketing, Finance and IT.

Cheltenham is a town in the west of England famous for its arts festivals and historic architecture. Our offices are located close to the fashionable Montpellier area with its boutique shops, restaurants and bars. The office has parking although many staff commute by bicycle. Cheltenham train station is 0.6 miles / a 10 minute walk away.


Field Sales Executive (territories including UK, Southern Europe)

This is a great opportunity for a proactive sales candidate who is passionate about digital resources and keen to gain a broad level of experience and responsibility quickly. The role focuses on driving forward sales for a portfolio of digital eBook collections across academic libraries and identifying new business opportunities.

Elgar has achieved the highest proportion of eBook sales of any major academic book publisher, driven entirely by the responsive, friendly and flexible service we give to our library customers and the quality of our books.

As the successful candidate you will enjoy building long term relationships with librarians, providing them with transparent, timely and relevant information, and always replying immediately to emails. You will also enjoy working in a small team and being empowered to make commercially savvy decisions in the long-term interests of the business.

Reporting to the sales manager, this role will be responsible for: 

  • Creating and implementing sales strategies for the assigned territory, identifying customer's needs and guiding them through the sales cycle and delivering product presentations
  • Making regular sales visits/calls to existing and new library customers and attend industry events (travel permitting)
  • Researching and updating contact details and sales information on our library database
  • Liaising with agents who we have appointed in various regions
  • Providing ongoing account management and sales support to customers
  • Identifying new opportunities for business growth through research, events and client communications
  • Providing accurate feedback on the markets
  • Providing general support to the sales manager, including managing sales of translation rights, support for print accounts and other new and ad hoc sales related responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have good organizational and communications skills and the ability to create strong and credible relationships with institutional customers. He/she will be a self-starter, highly driven with strong commercial and financial awareness. Some knowledge of the HE and library market would be advantageous.

Apply by email with CV and a cover letter, stating salary to: Hilary Quinn[email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th August 2021



Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Currently no vacancies.​