JOBS 6/11

these nights are so dark… feel like i should be in bed already

here’s some jobs instead…

Production Assistant @ Penguin Press

This role will be responsible for managing the Penguin Press back lists which includes celebrated imprints Allen Lane, Penguin Classics, Particular Books and Pelican.

Working closely with both internal colleagues and external suppliers, you will be responsible for delivering all reprints to budget, on schedule and to a consistently high quality.

They’re looking for a highly organised individual to cover all aspects of production – estimating, scheduling, managing content updates to both print and ebooks, as well as administration support for the wider Production team. You’ll also need to use your strong IT skills to make this role a success.

You’ll be a first-rate communicator, self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise. A keen eye for detail and a practical and analytical approach are essential, as is the ability to balance a varied workload whilst remaining calm under pressure.

Closing date: 17/11 

Editorial Assistant, BBC Books @ PRH UK

This is an exciting opportunity for an organised, creative and confident individual to join the BBC Books as an Editorial Assistant, where you will support the Senior Editorial Director and the editorial team. BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, publishes bestsellers across a wide range of genres, from cookery and lifestyle to memoir, pop culture and humour/gift.

You will be the first point of contact for BBC Books both internally and externally, liaising not only with production, sales, marketing and publicity, but also executive producers, production companies, and BBC talent. Tasks vary but will include writing copy and helping maintain up-to-date AIs, picture research, proofreading, processing invoices, and general admin support for the list. Light project management work will be available for the right candidate.

Self-motivated and adaptable, you will demonstrate initiative, be an outgoing and enthusiastic team player and have meticulous attention to detail. You will also have excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills and respond positively to a busy workload and multiple deadlines. You should be passionate about television and radio, too, whether it’s the latest high-end costume drama or a new series of Eat Well for Less.

Closing date: 11/11

Journals Publishing Assistant @ Edinburgh University Press

EUP are looking for an organised, flexible and digitally-literate Publishing Assistant to work 35 hours a week alongside their Head of Journals on their full list of academic journals. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year’s experience as an office administrator. Experience of publishing is desirable. You will have good numeric skills, good written and spoken English and excellent attention to detail. You will be comfortable using Excel spreadsheets to examine data and track your work, and will be comfortable in a digital environment. Some experience of Desktop Publishing software would be useful.
Based within the journals department, your activities will include compiling information for publishing reports (including usage statistics); integrating journal special-issues-as-books into the EUP book systems and managing stock levels; scheduling editorial board meetings and taking minutes; website amendments; pricing communications with editors and societies; and journals marketing support.
CVs, cover letters and salary details to Sarah McDonald, Head of Journals –
(also the benefits of this job look ah-mazing. i thought my holiday days were good!) 
Closing date: 14/11
Rights Assistant @ Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is looking for an Rights Assistant to provide administrative support to the Children’s Rights team.

The Children’s Rights Department is responsible for the sale of co-edition and subsidiary rights for the Macmillan Children’s Books, Campbell and Kingfisher imprints around the world.

This role includes:

  • Administrative support for the sale of all co-edition and subsidiary rights deals, including raising contracts and liaising with accounts to raise invoices
  • Liaising with customers and the production department regarding customer’s packing and shipping requirements
  • Keeping the rights database up to date and compiling a monthly sales report
  • Organization of book fair and sales trip schedules, and arranging material for these trips
  • Sale and administration of both print and digital permissions
  • General departmental administration
  • Attending international book fairs

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be fluent in a foreign language
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (intermediate to advanced), Outlook and Word
  • Be highly organized, work well under pressure and show great attention to detail
  • Be able to work under his/her own initiative whilst also being a team player
  • Be well-travelled
  • Have office experience, ideally having spent time in a publishing office
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and oral, as well as numeracy skills
  • Be hard-working, enthusiastic and professional

Cvs and cover letters with salary details to quoting PAN/041/16.

Closing date: 18/11

Journals Publishing Assistant @ Wiley (pulled from SYP)

This is an excellent opportunity to start building a career in the publishing industry. As a Journals Publishing Assistant, you’ll gain experience of various different aspects of publishing. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a wealth of development opportunities, with exposure to some high profile and prestigious Societies. You’ll be liaising with internal colleagues at all levels and will receive strong support from a highly skilled and very friendly team. Your colleagues in publishing will rely on you for excellent administrative support in the management and development of established journals. Your responsibilities will range from dealing with enquiries, to drafting reports, to organising and minuting meetings. Crucially, you’ll also help to enable and support strong relationships with our clients. That means you’ll play an important role in helping our business to grow and remain the top publisher of society journals.

Together with a degree, to join us you’ll need experience of using the Microsoft Office suite of programmes. Wiley also look for a good understanding of what’s required in an administrative working environment. Equally confident working solo and as part of a team, you’ll have the initiative and organisational ability to prioritise your own workload and meet every deadline. A strong and confident communicator, both in person and in writing, you can work well with people at all levels.

Apply through the Wiley website.

Closing date: 18/11 

and i’m out



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