JOBS 30/10

hope you all got an extra hour of sleep last night… i did not. and suddenly it’s sunday again and it’s jobs time!! (but omg it’s so dark outside and it’s only 5pm).

Translations and International Sales Assistant (French/Spanish) @ DK IPL

DK’s International Publishing & Licensing team are seeking an enthusiastic and well-organised Translations and International Sales Assistant with native-level French and fluency in Spanish and English to work in their London office. You will provide full administrative support to the Translations and International Sales teams as well as overseeing the French translations they commission.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • liaising with internal departments and translators
  • raising POs, drafting contracts and associated admin
  • keeping various internal databases up-to-date
  • overseeing the translation process from start-to-finish and resolving any problems that arise along the way

Whilst providing support to the Translations and International Sales teams, you will have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of DK’s international business and publishing lists.

You must have native-level French, with fluent written and spoken Spanish and English. You will also have an excellent attention to detail, be able to prioritise a varied and demanding workload and resolve problems with a proactive approach. The ideal candidate will have previous office experience and an understanding of translation processes. A translations related qualification would be an advantage.

Closing date: 4/11

Marketing Assistant @ Boardworks (Oxford)

If you‚Äôre¬†passionate about writing, interested in¬†educational publishing¬†and motivated to work across¬†UK and international markets, you might be the ideal fit for Boardworks’¬†marketing team.

Boardworks is an Oxford-based educational publisher which produces innovative teaching software for schools in the UK and worldwide, and now Doddle, an online teaching, homework and assessment resource. They’re currently looking for a creative, motivated person to join their team as a Marketing Assistant.

A hugely varied role, as a Marketing Assistant you will have the opportunity to develop their brands through projects such as:

‚ÄĘ writing copy for email, web, direct mail and social media channels;
‚ÄĘ organising a variety of events;
‚ÄĘ managing our marketing websites through content management systems.

You will have excellent communication skills, first-rate copy-writing ability and will relish working on multiple projects to tight deadlines. A hard-working team player with a flexible attitude, very high standards and a keen eye for detail, you will possess an excellent academic track record.

This is an ideal first role in publishing and a very exciting chance to join our busy, creative team with good opportunities for progression.

CVs and covering letter to Claire Gilbert,

Closing date: 30/10 (which is today, so go go go) 

Editorial Assistant @ Policy Press  (University of Bristol)

Policy Press, a social science publisher at the University of Bristol, is looking to appoint an Editorial Assistant to work within the dynamic and growing Commissioning Team.
The Editorial Assistant is responsible for supporting the commissioning editors in the commissioning and project management of titles on their lists. This involves managing the proposal and contracted typescript peer review processes, liaising with authors, ensuring the accurate updating of the publishing software system and keeping other internal tracking documents accurate and up to date. The role also provides administrative support including assisting with drafting internal project documents, data entry, filing, taking minutes and organising internal and external meetings.
Applicants should have proven administrative experience in a relevant role, preferably within a publishing Commissioning Team and basic knowledge of the publishing process. They are looking for someone with good attention to detail, excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload. You should be educated to a minimum of A level standard or equivalent with a high level of literacy and numeracy.
There are no details on how to actually apply so I’m gonna take the contact details and assume CVs and Cover Letters to¬†Victoria Pittman,¬†
Closing date: this isn’t detailed either. apply today.¬†
Foreign Rights Assistant/Fulfilment @ Little Tiger Press (oooooh)
The busy foreign rights department of this successful and buoyant children’s book publisher is now looking for a hands-on assistant to help manage the production fulfillment of its many co-editions as well as to support its team with various administrative tasks.
The job will involve liaising with the customers and the production department ensuring all co-editions are printed and delivered smoothly and on time. You will also be expected to provide general support to the department for the preparation of book fairs and follow-up.
Great attention to detail, ability to multi-task, flexibility and excellent communications skills are required to succeed in this role.
Previous experience in publishing preferred but they will consider all applications.
  • Fulfilment: sending co-edition files, making sure translation files are back on time, liaising between internal departments, design / production and customers, follow-up schedules and payments are made on time and according to contract terms
  • General admin support: sending submission material and letters / contracts / requesting tax forms, keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Managing the department during bookfairs
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, InDesign, professional Adobe / PDF reader would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of one or two foreign languages would be preferred
  • Some understanding of printing processes and production would be useful

Also no details on how to apply, so again, assumption here is CVs and Cover Letter to Aude Lavielle-Konidaris,

Closing date: nope, not one of these either, BUT start date is specified as 21st November, so i assume the closing date is before then. 

and we’re out xxxxxxx

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