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£21,500 with generous benefits

CGP is the UK’s No.1 educational publisher.  We’ve been growing rapidly and there are lots of exciting new products in the pipeline.  We need to recruit talented new Trainee Editors to help us create them, and that’s where you come in...

We’re looking for English Literature graduates to become an essential part of our publishing team.  Whether you’re a final year student or have graduated already, we’d love to hear from you.  

You’ll work in project teams with experienced Editors and Senior Editors, writing and editing content to make brilliant products for students — we’ll teach you our unique writing style!  To be considered for this role, you must have a good eye for detail and have:

  • At least a 2:1 degree and AAB at A-Level (or a very good reason why not!)
  • The analytical skills to pick out the most important bits of a subject
  • The flair to explain things in a clear yet engaging way
  • A flexible and positive attitude in everything you do

If finding ways to get the best out of software excites you, there’s also scope in time to work with our Editing Technical team. 

We can offer you a rewarding career with a well-established and trusted brand, as well as a great working environment on the southern edge of the Lake District.

Have a look at the employee profiles below to find out what it’s like to work at CGP: 

Andy (Editor)
Emily (Senior Editor)
Luke (Technical Editor)

More Info about the Role

At CGP, we obsess about high standards for everything — our people, our processes and (most of all) our products.  We’re experts at making the best books, fast!  

As a Trainee Editor, you’ll learn how to create brilliant CGP pages, receiving detailed feedback and guidance from the Senior Editors on your team.

What the job involves:
  • Editing or writing text, making explanations clear and easy to understand
  • Finding and editing graphics
  • Combining text and graphics to produce beautifully laid out pages
  • Learning CGP’s instantly recognisable house style
  • Taking responsibility for the quality of your work
  • Constantly improving your software skills to become ever slicker at your job
  • Tackling any other tasks that are needed to get each project done 

The qualities you’ll need for the role:

You’ll be extremely bright with an excellent academic record and some creative flair.  You’ll have:

  • A confident command of English, including:
    • the ability to express complex ideas in everyday language
    • a solid grasp of grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Excellent attention to detail so that you...
    • always produce impeccable output
    • spot the tiniest mistakes when proofreading
  • Good IT skills, and you'll get to grips with new software quickly
  • Great communication skills 

You'll also be:

  • Comfortable with (and happy to seek out) criticism
  • Flexible 
  • Self-aware
  • A team player 

It’s best if you’re also a fan of our products!

In addition… 

At CGP, we’re always keen to make computers do the routine stuff so that we don’t have to.  Some of our editors have a technical specialism — they work out how to automate time-consuming processes, how to harness new software to best effect, etc.  So if you love problem-solving and have an affinity for all things techy, we could have a role for you. 


To apply, email us your CV together with a cracking covering letter telling us why you’d make a great Trainee Editor.  Please remember to include your A-Level / GCSE exam subjects and grades.
01229 715709

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020

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