JOBS 10/10

I am so delayed but I’ve got a load of gr8 jobs so please forgive me. please.

Assistant, Group Marketing & Audiences @ Penguin Random House

You will be responsible for providing PA support to the Director, Group Marketing & Audiences including: diary management, booking meeting rooms, managing the Director’s expenses, and helping with budget management. This includes managing confidential information.

There are further administrative duties to support the Group Marketing & Audiences team – such as organising essential team meetings, circulating agendas/minutes, managing the departmental desk calendar, coordinating new joiner processes, booking travel, and other ad hoc support. Working with the wider team is also an opportunity for you to be a key and willing participant in content and campaign brainstorms across the team.

This role would suit someone with experience in the entertainment industry or of event coordination, however this is not essential. You will be skilled at Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint and Word), while knowledge of Photoshop is useful.

Closing date: 12/10 

Department Assistant, Sales @ Penguin Random House

Your day-to-day role will be varied – here are some of the things you could be working on:

  • Organising the diary and daily schedule for each manager drawing their attention to anything important/urgent. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach as this is a fast-changing environment
  • Organising meetings internally and externally across multiple sites and venues. This may include high profile off site events
  • Supporting meetings with the preparation of reports and agendas in advance, formatting and producing both PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets and the taking and typing of minutes
  • Being responsible for producing regular reports
  • Assisting the wider team with travel bookings, meeting requests and catering as required
  • Taking on additional departmental duties or responsibilities as required supporting the Senior PA in the department

This is a brand new role, initially on a 6 month fixed-term contract but with possibility to extend further down the line.

We are looking for someone exceptionally organised, with excellent attention to detail and able to demonstrate good initiative in order to respond to the variety of work, and the last minute changes and requests you’ll be dealing with. Being proactive and anticipating needs ahead of time is crucial to the success of this role. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word is key.

Closing date: 21/10

Production Assistant @ Watkins Media

Reporting to the Production Manager you will maintain relationships with our current printer list, as well as nurture new ones, and you will work closely with the sales and editorial team to ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget. A cool head under pressure is a must, as is the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively. Experience working on co-editions would be an advantage. (One year’s experience preferable)
Manage book production for all reprints, co-editions and new monochrome titles, including:
Requesting prices from printers
Creating P&L’s for approval
Scheduling books so they are produced to required dates
Negotiating prices and placing with the most cost-efficient printer
Creating design schedules for repro work
Liaising with editorial and design
Sending files to printers, including editing files and generating PDFs if required (Using Quark and Indesign)
Working with plotter schedules, and approvals until advance stage
Working with foreign language editions, thoroughly checking and editing files where required
Coordinating shipping including the management of all paperwork
Ensuring that schedules are co-ordinated and communicated to all relevant staff
CVs and covering letter to Production Manager, Uzma Taj, via email to
Closing date: 17/10
Sales and Marketing Assistant @ Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Working across marketing activities (especially web and digital presence), you’ll be working with the marketing team on all areas. You’ll be developing dynamic web features, offers and promotions, sorting out our online advertising, collecting and analysing data, organising sales materials, writing great copy, supporting our content and ONIX systems, attending Festivals and events and loads more. It is varied and creative with lots of training and opportunity.
You’ll have a passion for the publishing world and a real interest in all things web and digital. You’ll need excellent organizational skills, a great eye for detail and bags of enthusiasm. Basic IT skills essential.
Cover letter and CV to Michael Addison, and explain why this role appeals to you:
Closing date: 21/10 
Editorial Assistants (TWO!!!) @ Peter Lang Ltd. (Oxford)
We are pleased to be recruiting for two new Editorial Assistants in our busy Oxford office. One position will be full time, the other part time (50%, hours to be negotiated). We are seeking enthusiastic, well-organised and detail-oriented candidates to support our Commissioning Editors and Publishing Director. The ideal candidates will be native English speakers with some understanding of academic publishing. Fluency in another language (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and/or Italian) and experience with databases would be advantageous.
Key responsibilities:
Soliciting and managing publicity materials
Arranging and coordinating peer review for book projects
Supporting author and editor correspondence
Maintaining editorial data in ERP software
Managing workload in an efficient and time-sensitive manner
Communicating with in-house editors and production team
The successful candidates will work well within a team and have excellent communication skills. They will need to maintain good relationships with authors and volume editors as well as colleagues in the Oxford office and in the other Peter Lang offices worldwide.
Covering letter and CVs to the Publishing Director, Lucy Melville:
Closing date: 21/10
Contracts Assistant @ Little, Brown

Key tasks include providing admin support to the Contracts Director and rest of the team, as well as handling permissions requests and contractual paperwork such as addenda and introducer contracts. The role entails working closely with Little, Brown’s Editorial and Rights departments, and also involves developing and maintaining relationships with other Hachette UK contracts teams as part of the wider group Contracts department. The role reports to the Little, Brown Contracts Director.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has excellent eye for detail, is good at working as part of a team and meeting deadlines, and is organised and diligent. You must have solid administration skills and manage a varied workload.  Strong computer skills are essential and some experience of permissions and copyright would be an advantage. The role is based at the new Hachette UK office in Blackfriars, London.

Cvs and Cover Letter and Salary details to

Closing date: 16/10

Editorial Assistant @ Bloomsbury (Who’s Who)

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the team working on the annual reference book Who’s Who. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to start a career in publishing. Who’s Who, first published in 1849 and from 1896 by A & C Black, is among the world‘s most recognised and respected works of reference.

The role
• Monitoring press, researching and interpreting new information
• Dealing with post, e-mails and telephone enquiries
• Editing content in house style and with respect for confidential information
• Proof-reading
• General administrative tasks

Skills, knowledge, experience
• Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
• Good organisational and time-management skills
• Strong proof-reading and copy-editing skills
• Team player but also able to work on own initiative
• Relevant experience of editorial, library or office work
• An interest in current affairs would be an advantage

CV, covering letter, including current salary details, and notice period, to Julia Thomson, HR Advisor.

Closing date: 17/10

Editorial Assistant, Foreign Editions @ Usborne

We are looking for a full-time Editorial Assistant to work with our Foreign Editions team, creating Usborne books in seven languages in our London office.

Languages are essential, including fluency in at least one major European language, and/or Brazilian Portuguese, as well as English.

An interest in a career in publishing and a good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign are preferable.

Please send applications to: stating clearly which position is being applied for.

Alternatively, you may send them by post to:

Foreign Editions Editorial Manager
Usborne Publishing Ltd.
83-85 Saffron Hill

Closing date: 21/10

Business Administrator @ The University Press Group (Bognor Regis)

The University Press Group (US) Ltd is a successful sales and marketing company representing four leading American university presses across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Due to continued expansion, we are looking for a full-time person to join our small team in Bognor Regis. The Business Administrator role will encompass sales support, marketing activities and the management and importation of inventory from the US.

This is a new position, with the potential to develop the role and expand responsibilities to other areas of the business in the future.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, with good communication and time-management skills and be comfortable working to deadlines. A keen attention to detail and knowledge of MS Office software is essential. Experience within the publishing industry a distinct advantage.

Applications to Lois Edwards, Business Manager (

Closing date: 24/10

Editorial Assistant, Peer Review Management @ SAGE

We are seeking to fill an Editorial Assistant position in the Peer Review Management team, within the STM Journals department.

The role:

 Responsible for managing the peer review process for journal(s) within the team, this includes:

 Administering the refereeing process for journal articles using online manuscript tracking systems according to agreed procedures

 Researching referees, adding new contacts and updating the existing records for account holders on the online manuscript tracking systems

 Monitoring the quality of peer reviews received and communicating to the Peer Review Manager where necessary

 Efficient processing of journal articles through the online manuscript tracking system, ensuring none are stuck in various queues

 Using software to assess whether journal articles have issues with plagiarism or duplication; referring issues to colleagues

 Dealing with enquiries from authors and other stakeholders in a prompt manner

 Monitoring and improving performance of the journals (processing times, copy flow) and providing feedback to other team members

 Monitoring progress of Special Issues, liaising with Guest Editors and meeting publication date targets

 The role also includes extensive liaison with external contacts and internal departments

The candidate:

 Will be seeking an entry level position in academic publishing

 Will have good analytical skills and attention to detail

 Will be proactive and able to spot and communicate problems

 Will have excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritise

 Will be an excellent communicator with strong relationship management skills.

 Will be a highly organized multi-tasker with the ability to work as part of a team and unsupervised.

To apply visit attaching your Covering Letter and CV with details of your current salary and expectations.

Closing date: 14/10

Editorial Assistant (HSS Journals) @ SAGE

The role:

 Supporting the Editor/ Publisher in helping journals and their editors to develop their reach and impact

 Preparing publishing reports for presentation to journal editors and society partners, keeping to deadlines;

 Sending out and chasing in contracts and addenda;

 Maintaining accurate information in our systems and databases

 Managing changes to author submission guidelines

 Researching the market and new business opportunities

 Producing analysis of citations and other key metrics

 Supporting social media strategies

 Liaising with journal editors and societies (eg to request information or answer queries)

 Arranging meetings, taking minutes and organising travel for the Editor/ Publisher

 Representing SAGE at relevant conferences if required

 Coordinating discrete projects for the department

 Providing information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments

The candidate:

 A well-organised, proactive person, who constantly looks for the best ways to get the job done;

 Interested in learning about academic publishing;

 A confident communicator both in person and via email;

 Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g word, excel, Outlook)

 A graduate in any subject.

How to apply:

To apply visit attaching your Covering Letter and CV with details of your current salary and expectations.

Closing date: 21/10

International Sales Assistant (French) @ DK

Responsibilities will include: liaising with internal departments and customers, drafting contracts, sending materials to our publishing partners, invoicing, processing of export orders, maintaining forecasting systems and databases, tracking titles through the production process and resolving any problems that arise. Whilst providing support for Sales Managers, the Assistant will have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the DK business and publishing list.

The candidate must be sales-oriented and fluent in spoken and written French and English. Knowledge of another language would be an advantage. The candidate must have initiative, strong organisational and interpersonal skills, be motivated by the challenges of a sales environment and have a desire to develop a career within sales. The candidate must be willing to travel if required.

Closing date: 23/10

Publicity Assistant @ Scholastic UK (AWESOME)

As Publicity Assistant you will support Scholastic’s Trade Publicity department in building and maintaining the profile of our authors, brands and titles which will ultimately support sales. As well as providing support across all publicity campaigns, you will work on you own allocated titles. You will also assist with wider PR initiatives such as our exciting events programme and awards submissions.

This role requires a positive can-do attitude, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure whilst remaining organised in all aspects of your work. Ideally, you will have experience in Publicity and/or Marketing preferably in the Publishing industry as well as enthusiasm and the drive to succeed. You will also have professional experience of writing, editing and proofreading in a communications environment across multimedia platforms.

CVs and a covering letter to

Closing date: 12/10 


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One thought on “JOBS 10/10

  1. OMG there are so many good jobs this week!! I’ve just accepted Christmas temp work though in book service, but it starts this week so my heart is torn. Thank you for updating this every week, this is SO SO helpful. ❤ ❤


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