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Current vacancies

The History Press is the UK’s largest specialist history publisher. We publish around 200 new titles a year on a wide range of subjects including local, military and transport history, general history and heritage.

Managing Editor, 1 year maternity cover

We are looking for a Managing Editor to join our editorial team, supporting delivery of the national publishing programme. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and preferably 2 years’ experience in a similar role. The position is full time currently based in our office in Stroud moving to a new office in central Cheltenham in Spring 2019. If you are interested in applying, please contact Lauren Newby - - for the full job description or if you have any questions.

Freelancing @ THP

We are currently seeking skilled individuals to add to our editorial freelance database. We are looking for copy editors, proofreaders and indexers, preferably with industry-standard qualifications or certification (SfEP members, for example), who enjoy working on varied projects from Queen Victoria to the DH.103 Hornet and have an outstanding eye for detail.

If you are interested in joining our wider freelance team, please send your CV through to

If we think you’re the right fit for out list, one of the in-house editors will be in touch. Unfortunately, due to volume of responses, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful candidates.