This is so exciting; there are BLOODY LOADS of entry-level jobs this week!
This is such a good one. SO GOOD. Imagine how impressive you’ll seem when you tell people you work at the V&A?! So cultured and classy! As well as being a proper fancy museum, they also publish around 15 high quality illustrated art books a year, pus e-books and reprints. You’ll be helping out the editorial team with all their admin work, plus I’m sure some editorial tasks to boot. They ask that you’ve got experience with InDesign, Microsoft Office, good attention to detail, communication skills and a positive and independent approach to work. Apply via the V&A website in the link above.
ANOTHER CORKER! The Adult trade department at Bloomsbury needs someone to be their publicity and marketing assistant to help them work on the fiction and cookery division. You’ll be providing support to both publicity and marketing teams, running some of your own campaigns, managing interns, dealing with the website and newsletters, and being the general publicity and marketing contact for the public and media. They want someone with great organization and timekeeping skills, who’s got a keen interest in social media, awesome verbal and written communication skills, is great at building relationships, attentive and finally passionate about reading! (I think we’ve all got that last one nailed). Apply by sending a CV, cover letter, salary details and your notice period to the HR manager Sally Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Okay, NEXT!
Piatkus Constable Robinson (imprint at Little, Brown and under the Hachette umbrella) are hiring a new editorial assistant! They publish all kinds of non-fiction, from business development to humour and everything in between. In the role you’ll be taking care of manuscripts, liaising with authors, working the social media platforms, writing copy, monitoring progress and providing any and all admin support required to the team. This is what they’re after from you:
The ideal candidate should be highly organised, efficient, proactive and able to work as part of a large team, with excellent administrative and IT skills (Windows and Excel). A strong interest in commercial non-fiction and impeccable spelling and grammar are essential, as well as a meticulous eye for detail, good communication skills and the ability to manage their time, prioritise and work well under pressure. He or she will ideally have at least a year’s experience of working in a busy office.
A YEAR??? FFS. Whatever. If you’ve got a years experience, apply, if you don’t then no worries cos we’ve got loads more.
Literary Agency Madeleine Milburn are in need of an assistant to help with day-to-day running of everything. Responsibilities include dealing with manuscripts, diary keeping, processing contracts, providing admin back up, and communicating with authors and publishers. They want someone with strong writing and communication skills, who has some experience at a publishers or literary agency and a good knowledge of book market trends. Apply by sending your CV, cover, current salary and notice period to email@example.com by 6th May.
Penguin Random House International are looking for someone with awesome admin skills, who’s great at multitasking and loves a challenge to be their new international sales assistant. The role will involve supporting managers with all sales and fair preparations, creating sales materials, presentations and reports, liaising with customers and providing general assistance to the department. Apply by the 5th May via the Penguin Careers hub in the link above.
The contracts department at Pan Mac need someone to be their new assistant! the ideal applicant will have organisation skills, be used to working in a busy environment, able to prioritise, have impeccable attention to detail, computer skills and be great at communicating! In the role you’ll be processing contracts, ensuring every detail is accurate, performing admin tasks, and compiling reports. If that sounds like your bag then you’re weird because this sounds hard and horrible, but also good on ya!
This is ideal for someone wanting to get started in marketing who also wants to work at one of the biggest and best publishers around. All they want is “some experience in an office environment, be flexible with good prioritisation skills and, above all, have the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced department managing competing demands” and I think even my dead hamster can do all that so basically everyone just apply. Send CV, details of your current salary, and a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org!
FINALLY (I don’t know about you but I’m EXHAUSTED) We’ve got this little nugget from Pan Mac! Their new healthy lifestyle imprint, Bluebird, are in need of an editorial assistant. You’ll spend your days providing admin support to the publishers and editors, proofreading, sending mailouts, engaging with other departments, taking minutes and a bunch of other fun things. Pan Mac are asking for someone who has an understanding of the health and well-being market, someone who is computer literate, organised, good at prioritising and have excellent language skills. Good huh? Apply via the Pan Macmillan jobs site in the link above!