Okay, I know, I’m rubbish, but in my defence, I got suuper addicted to Netflix binging. That’s not really an excuse, but whatever.

Let’s get going! As ever, full spec is usually through the links.


Internship @ SAGE (BAME)

Contract Type: 4 – 6 weeks commitment (may be stretched over time), 5 days a week (open to negotiation)
This internship is being offered to talented university students from BAME backgrounds, who have a keen and sustained interest in working in academic publishing.

The role:

Working within the Editorial department, to assist on tasks across the range of our publishing programme, including:

• Maintaining accurate information on our database about books and authors under

• Checking manuscripts and preparing them for handover to the Production Department;

• Getting book proposals and manuscripts reviewed by lecturers teaching relevant courses;

• Helping to clear permissions for third party content in our manuscripts.

• Undertaking research on courses, competitors, and the industry;

• Writing decline letters for unsuitable projects;

• Providing information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments

The candidate:

• A well-organised, proactive person, who is keen to prove their commitment to a

career in academic publishing;

• 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 university graduate, or student of higher education

How to apply:

To apply visit attaching your
Cover Letter and CV

Please note this is an internship only, designed in an effort to address the disproportionately low number of people from BAME backgrounds within academic publishing and within our own organisation. It creates no expectation of longer term employment nor any preferential access to employment at SAGE in the future.

This is a rolling programme through 2017. Apply as soon as possible as places are limited.

Closing date: 28/2
Design Assistant @ Nosy Crow (ahh!)
Proficiency in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes, excellent typographic skills, design flair, and a love of children’s book illustration and children’s books are essential, along with good written and spoken communication skills, and the ability to work to a deadline.
The Design Assistant will report to the Head of Design but will work closely with other members of the Nosy Crow design team and with Nosy Crow’s editorial and marketing staff, to produce child-focused, parent-friendly, high-quality books and compelling marketing material.
Send a CV and application letter, along with samples of your design work, to Nia Roberts via email (
Closing date: 10/3
Production Assistant @ Nosy Crow (ahh, again!)
The role of the Production Assistant is to assist the Production team in the production of their full-colour and black and white books and help in the processing, circulation and approval of materials and in communicating with our suppliers and in-house departments.
In addition to this, over time they’ll expect the Production Assistant to take on responsibility for handling day-to-day production of the mono list, ebook conversions and reprints of some full-colour titles. They ’ll provide all of the support and training that is needed to do this, and their hope is that the job holder be handling the production of their own small list not long after joining them.
The Production Assistant reports directly to the Head of Operations.
Send your CV and an email outlining why you want to work in production and for Nosy Crow (no more than 500 words please) to Alex Dickinson (
Closing date: 26/2
PR Assistant @ Hachette Children’s
Duties will range from liaising with the press to supply requested materials, ordering, packing and sending books, maintaining media contacts database, managing the awards database and submitting awards, supporting our lists and our authors and illustrators on social media, booking travel, accommodation and attending events, festivals and signings.
You will work with high-profile authors, journalists and booksellers so you will need to be confident with excellent communication and copywriting skills. You will also be responsible for providing general assistance in the publicity department, supporting on internal communications and providing a customer service point of contact, including monitoring the ‘PR Team’ inbox, and liaising with relevant teams to respond to queries.
 Email your CV, covering letter and salary details to:
Closing date: 24/2
International Rights Assistant (18 month contract) @ Princeton University Press (Oxford)
PUP are looking for an enthusiastic and organized International Rights Assistant to join our busy team within the European office of PUP on an 18 month contract.

The role is mainly UK based and may include travel to international book fairs.

The role

Provide administrative and logistical support to the Rights team, and working closely with accounting, production, and editorial, as well as authors and agents

Submit manuscripts, books, publicity, permissions, and sales figures to interested publishers, agents, and editors

Research and help to prepare the International Rights Guide and appointments guides

Prepare contracts for signature and send contracts to counter-party and update our records

Maintain up-to- date and accurate records on rights sales databases

Design flyers and engage with our social media activities

Reports to the International Rights Director and works with the International Rights

The candidate

You will be working within a highly successful team in a varied and busy role, so organization and commitment are essential. There is potential for training and development within the role and you will be part of the European office team.

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills both in person and via media

Must possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, multitask and be able to implement improvements

Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint), Adobe InDesign

Familiarity with the rights and contracts modules of Biblio is desirable

Fluency in one or more foreign languages is desirable but not essential to the role

Bachelor’s degree plus relevant publishing or administrative experience

Send a CV, covering letter, current salary details and notice period to Kim Williams, International Rights Director

Closing date: 1/3
Production Assistant @ Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing department. The candidate will work closely with and support a highly successful production department and will gain experience in all aspects of book production. This role is a full-time position.

Key duties:
â—¦Working closely with freelance typesetters
â—¦Adding text corrections to InDesign files on a range of new and reprint titles
â—¦Aiding the department with press checks
â—¦Placing print orders and obtaining quotes
â—¦Sending press-ready files to our printers
â—¦Liaising with editorial, design, marketing and external suppliers
â—¦Checking and distributing advances and office copies
â—¦Ad-hoc administrative duties

Experience and skills required:
â—¦Proficient in InDesign, confident using Adobe Creative Cloud and MS Office
â—¦Always able to meet deadlines
â—¦Comfortable with a high level of responsibility
â—¦Able to manage a busy and varied workload
â—¦An effective communicator
â—¦Able to problem solve
â—¦A highly motivated and confident team player

This is a critical role which would suit an individual who combines a strong eye for detail and accuracy whilst being able to understand new systems quickly. The candidate must be organised, reliable and adaptable. Knowledge of Biblio3 and book production is desirable but not essential.

CV and salary expectations to:

Closing date: 27/2
Foreign Sales Operations Assistant @ Kings Road Publishing
They’re looking for a Foreign Sales Operations Assistant who will ensure consistent and accurate Foreign Sales order data workflows in Biblio database, from Client level data through to invoice and final payment.

You are a key member of the Operations team as well a key point of contact for Production queries, providing essential support for your Operations Director as well as the Foreign Sales and production team and wider business.

Send in your CV detailing your current salary to Jodie Groves, Group Recruitment Manager. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for their company and the work you’d be doing and they’ll view it.

Closing date: there aint one so just send it! 

and we out!


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