Thames & Hudson Australia is an illustrated book publisher based in Melbourne. We specialise in books on art, photography, architecture, design, gardening and health, as well as children’s picture books. We also have a new but fast-growing list of narrative nonfiction titles spanning history, culture, food, science, memoir and more. Based in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, New York and Paris, we are incredibly fast growing having almost doubled in size in two years.

Current employment opportunities are listed below as they arise.

Thames & Hudson Australia welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups in Australian publishing.   


Production Assistant

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Melbourne, VIC

We are looking for a meticulously organised Production Assistant with a very sharp eye for detail to assist in delivering the Australian list on time and on budget.


Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

In this role you will support the Publishing Manager in pre-production and production of the THA list, including:

  • Managing quotes, costings and schedules
  • Managing reprints
  • Managing eBooks processes and schedules
  • Supporting co-edition program
  • Providing administrative support for Publishing Manager, including checking and coding invoices, sending shipping instructions and organising advance copies for sales and marketing
  • Maintaining internal databases
  • Checking F&Gs against proofs, before books go to print
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

While not completely necessary, we would prefer you have in-house publishing production experience – ideally with full colour print publications and a can-do approach.


What we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including remote working
  • Growth opportunities
  • Access to publishing events and training programs
  • Diversity & Inclusivity training and initiatives
  • Collaborative, supportive team culture
  • Generous staff discounts


Please send a CV with covering letter to by Monday 6 December 2021. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

This is a full-time role based in Port Melbourne, VIC. The salary for this position will be between $54,000 – $56,000, excluding superannuation, based on the successful applicant’s experience.


Freelance copyeditor, proofreader and indexer applications

We are looking to expand our network of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders and indexers to work across our list. Familiarity with book editing is ideal, but we would consider any editor with relevant experience.

In particular, we’re looking for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors, especially those with expertise in Indigenous arts and culture
  • Children’s book editors specialising in science topics
  • Children’s picture book editors (fiction)
  • Editors, proofreaders and indexers with expertise in the other subjects we publish

Available work includes:

Copyediting and styling manuscripts in Microsoft Word, with attention to voice, tone, grammar and syntax, factual accuracy and style consistency

Proofreading book pages for spelling, grammar and syntax, style consistency and design errors


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