Careers at Edward Elgar Publishing


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.



We are an award-winning international publisher based in the UK and the US. As an independent publisher we offer a uniquely responsive service tailored to each project. Forward thinking and agile we have adapted well to the challenges of Covid while continuing to grow strongly and deliver a world class publishing service to our authors and clients. We work hard to prioritise the wellbeing of our staff and aim always to get the best from people by creating a flexible, supportive and encouraging work culture.

This new role represents an exciting opportunity to join the expanding Editorial department. Based in the vibrant town of Cheltenham, we are an enthusiastic and motivated team seeking to appoint new talent. 

Reporting to the Commissioning Editor, Elgar Original Reference and responsible for commissioning new edited reference works in the Social Sciences, the ideal applicant will possess:

  • A demonstrable interest in publishing and the social sciences
  • Strong motivational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Previous publishing experience is not necessary. If you are a team player looking to learn in a dynamic environment and are excited by this opportunity, then please contact Toni Steele to request a detailed job description. Further to this, please apply by email with your CV and cover letter to: Miss Toni Steele, [email protected].

Closing date 31st May 2024.

Edward Elgar Publishing is committed to promoting equity in opportunity and to creating an inclusive and diverse working environment where all individuals can thrive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.


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.



We are looking for a graduate who can demonstrate an interest in book publishing to join our busy editorial and production team. The successful candidate will liaise with editors, production staff and suppliers to ensure the smooth running of the editorial production office. 

Good digital, communication and organizational skills, along with computer literacy, 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 Photoshop is also desirable. You will need to be careful and methodical as well as flexible and adaptable.

Benefits include hybrid working pattern, 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 is available upon request.

Salary: £23,000 per annum.



Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Currently no vacancies.​



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.



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