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David and Charles is an independent, award winning, publishing company. We create books and products that ignite and nurture our readers’ hobbies and interests. We publish across art, craft, wellbeing and transport categories. 

We offer 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays. We have a relaxed and friendly working environment with very little hierarchy and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas that might help in our success.  There is an openness to flexibility in working patterns and we make statutory pension contributions through an auto-enrolment scheme, which includes the option for Salary Exchange. Additional benefits include income protection and life insurance policies and discretionary company bonus rewards.

To apply for our roles, please send a CV and covering letter to 

Editorial Assistant (Permanent, Full Time) 
Pynes Hill, Exeter (Hybrid Office and Home Working) 
Salary: £25,000 per annum.
Closing Date: 28th June 2024

We’re looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our in-house content team on a permanent full-time basis. This role will assist the entire team, ensuring the smooth running of the department, particularly during busy times and holidays. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for managing eBook production and reprints, as well as providing editorial support to the sales and marketing teams for the creation of catalogues and sales materials. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual interested in developing their skills and experience within an editorial team. Full training will be provided, but some relevant workplace experience and a knowledge of Adobe InDesign would be beneficial.

Key requirements:

  • The ability to be a team player who can collaborate effectively, but also able to take initiative and work independently to achieve personal goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, with the ability to adapt as deadlines and priorities may change.
  • A commitment to editorial excellence with a meticulous eye for detail.
  • A knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
  • A positive attitude and drive to be a reliable, dedicated member of the team.
  • A willingness and ability to learn quickly.

Additional qualities (desirable but not essential): 

  • A passion for beautifully illustrated books.
  • An interest in one or more of our publishing categories.
  • Work experience in an equivalent editorial role. 
  • Experience with Biblio and Adobe InDesign.


Work Experience at David and Charles

We have an open door to offer work experience opportunities for young people who are interested in learning more about our business. Due to the various requirements and date constraints of school work experience and degree-level course modules, we do not have a one size fits all approach. Work experience of up to two weeks is typically unpaid. Periods greater than 2 weeks are treated as an internship, we are happy to pay for time worked. College or University funding support for longer internships is also welcome.

As a business that has moved to hybrid working, it can be more difficult to ensure that a work experience placement is valuable to the student. Our experience has been that to get the most out of work experience at David and Charles, students need to be able to attend the office and commit to a period of at least 3 days of work at any time. We have been increasingly asked to accommodate work experience that is only remote, and sometimes spread over several weeks with occasional days and half days. It is difficult to offer a good experience for such a sporadic pattern.

We are a small business and our availability for work experience can depend on business factors such as staff holiday time, our industry event calendar, and workload, as well as any commitment we have already made to other placements and internships. 

To enquire about work experience, please contact with your CV, and cover letter. You should give an indication of your preferred dates and any particular interest you have in our company or department, such as editorial and design, sales and marketing, production or general operations.

Freelancing for David and Charles

We work with a wide variety of freelancers for editing, proofreading, indexing, graphic design, art direction and photography. If you would like to be added to our books for potential freelance work, please contact with your CV and portfolio link if applicable. Please note that due to the large number of enquiries we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. A member of the team will be in touch if we have a suitable project that we would like to discuss with you.