hi gang!! sorry i’ve been totally rubbish lately but i’m like super important at work now so super busy (not really, I am just perpetually exhausted and forgetful).
but I’m back!! and from now on will be combining jobs & internships into one weekly post because there aren’t usually that many internships and it gives me one less thing to forget. aiming to do it every sunday, so keep an eye out!!
as always, will just briefly highlight key points of each listing and click through the links to see more.
Editorial Internship @ Harper Collins (!!!!!!!)
Harper are looking for a capable and enthusiastic Editorial Intern to join us in the Editorial team within Collins Learning for 2 months initially, with the possibility of this being extended. The internship will start with immediate effect and the successful candidate will be supporting the Editors and Managing Editors in delivering our primary, secondary and international publishing programmes, and the Operations Manager in maintaining divisional process.
CV, cover letter and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Early applications may be prioritised.
Closing date: 3/2
Communications Assistant, Children & Adult @ Faber & Faber
This is an exciting role that would suit someone looking to start their publishing career.
Working across the Children’s and Adult publishing divisions at Faber, you will be supporting the Children’s Marketing team and Adult Publicity team. The Communications Assistant will require excellent organisation and communication skills, creativity, ability to hit deadlines and passion and drive.
Please note that the role will divide between 3 days Children’s marketing and 2 days Adult publicity support, so a passion for children’s publishing is an important consideration.
Closing date: 1/2
Sales & Publicity @ James Clarke & co (Cambridge)
James Clarke and its sister imprint, The Lutterworth Press, have been publishing academic non-fiction for over 200 years.
A good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred but not essential. This role would particularly suit those with an interest in sales, publishing or theology. Likewise, prior experience in a publishing or publicity role would be useful but anyone with an interest in publishing should send a CV and covering letter to: email@example.com.
No closing date *shrugs*
Office Administrator @ Edward Elgar Publishing
Hodder Gibson is the Scottish educational publishing division of The Hodder Education Group: a vibrant and fast-growing business within Hachette UK. We are market leaders in the production and provision of high-quality educational resources at upper secondary level for school and home use.
This fixed-term role is focused around assisting with the successful and timely delivery of the 2017 SQA Past Papers project, with additional responsibilities to provide editorial and project work on other areas of the Hodder Gibson list.
Penguin Random House Contracts department is looking for someone to join them as Contracts and Permissions Assistant to work with the Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Rough Guide lists on a 12 month fixed term contract.
You will be responsible for negotiating, administering and managing a wide range of permission requests in order to license the use of material to third parties, which includes liaising with authors, agents and internal staff where needed as well as maintaining permissions records and contractual data.
You will also be required to prepare a variety of other acquisition contracts, addenda and/or sublicenses across several divisions, and support other members of the team with other duties.
Closing date: 1/2
In this busy role, your key focus will be to support the managers with diary management and related administration. You will be constantly on the go, checking and updating department budgets, producing presentations and reports and assisting with other ad hoc tasks.
Being proactive and anticipating needs ahead of time is also crucial to the success of this role. A comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word is key. Some knowledge of budget management is also preferable.
This role will suit someone with a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a PA, Admin Assistant or equivalent role who is used to working within a busy team (if you don’t just apply anyway).
Closing date: 1/2
Creative Metadata Assistant/Executive @ Michael Joseph
Penguin’s commercial fiction and non-fiction division Michael Joseph is looking for a Creative Metadata Assistant/Executive who knows what words people use to find books online and what words persuade them to click and buy.
This is an exciting, brand-new opportunity for someone looking to start a career in publishing. You’ll be responsible for reviewing the book copy and keywords that feed out to online retailers, ensuring our books are easy to find online and our copy echoes the conversations people are having around them.
Day-to-day you can expect to carry out a range of tasks: monitoring online charts, media reviews and customer conversations, updating metadata and copy, refreshing our backlist titles and experimenting. This will involve working closely with the editorial and the communications teams.
Closing date: 9/2
Sales Team Assistant (9 month contract) @ Usborne
Working within a busy team, this role provides invaluable support to our UK sales team and its customers.
Key tasks include preparing sales presentations, managing sales materials and processing and tracking trade orders, as well as providing the first point of contact in the office for general trade enquiries and UK customer services.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Arfana Islam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 31/1 – that’s tomorrow!!!!!!!!
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.
Closing date: 6/2
Office Assistant @ Scholastic
Scholastic is seeking an organised and reliable individual to join their Witney team as an Office Assistant.
You will support the Office Manager with administrative tasks and facilities at their Witney Office. You will be also support the Education team with publishing administration tasks as well as responding to email and telephone queries.
You will have previous experience in an administrative/office based role and have good attention to detail and able to work to deadlines whilst remaining organised. You will also have excellent communication skills both verbal and written and work effectively as part of a team.
Please send your CV with a covering letter to email@example.com. Please quote the reference number when applying: 001.17
Closing date: dunno – guess?