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The National Gallery Company Limited (NGC) is a commercial company established to provide revenue for the National Gallery through our retail, publishing, digital sales, hospitality and catering activities.

National Gallery Publishing’s mission is to encourage readers and visitors to enjoy the National Gallery Collection and to deepen their appreciation and understanding of European painting, through our beautiful and well priced books. We publish for a wide range of readers, from the general visitor to the scholar, and for all those with an interest in art. Our list includes exhibition catalogues, academic titles, illustrated guides and gift books, and we aspire to the highest standards of research, editing, design and production.

We are currently seeking an experienced Editor to contribute to a small and busy team. Reporting to the Publisher, the successful candidate will manage titles from commissioning to publication and beyond. You will have extensive experience of publishing illustrated books, with hands-on experience of all editorial, financial, technical and commercial aspects. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will also have excellent communication skills, and IT skills including proficiency with InDesign and Excel. A qualification in art history and previous museum/art publishing experience are desirable.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply please email with a cover letter and your CV.

Hours: Full time Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)
Contract status: Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th August, 2016.

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd September, 2016.

Editor Job Description

Publishing Assistant

National Gallery Company, the trading arm of the National Gallery, has an exciting opportunity for a Publishing Assistant.

We’re looking for an efficient and organised administrator, with initiative and enthusiasm, to join our small publishing team. You will provide wide-ranging support while developing your skills across all our publishing activities. The successful candidate will be literate, numerate and accurate, with good computer skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload while remaining calm under pressure. A proven interest in art and experience in an illustrated publishing or gallery environment are desirable.

If you would like to apply, please email a cover letter and your CV to or call 020 7747 5961 for more information.

Starting Date: September/October 2016)

Salary: Graduate entry level salary

Closing date Friday 19th August 2016.

Interviews to be held on:Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September.

Publishing Assistant Job Description