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Job Opportunities

2 x Desk Editors at Hodder Education


Hodder Education is hiring!


Hodder Education, one of the largest education publishers in the UK, is looking for two adaptable Desk Editors who will be working on books and digital materials for secondary schools and Further Education colleges. You will mostly be working with science, technology and maths material, ensuring that books are produced on time. You will be collaborating with the team and clients to produce quality published resources.


You must have great communication skills, excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills, and an ability to plan and work under pressure and to deadlines. Experience of editorial project management, ideally in the context of education books or digital resources, is crucial.


You can apply via Hachette’s website.

Salary: £25,500- £26,500

Location: London

Closing date: 15th September


Digital Communications Executive at Taylor and Francis Group


Taylor & Francis Group, an international publisher at the forefront of STEM research and knowledge, are looking for a Digital Communications Executive to join their ‘F1000 Research’ team.


You will be responsible for managing social media, creating content, and filming and editing short video clips and photos. Strong practical social media management experience and the ability to produce engaging creative content is therefore essential. Key responsibilities also include researching and drafting award nominations and conference proposals, managing the submissions timetables for events in 2020/21, and building a strong knowledge of F1000 Research and its benefits. Knowledge and experience of analytics data, including using Google and Twitter analytics, are also crucial.


You should be able to build strong working relationships with colleagues in other departments, and you should have the ability to work to tight deadlines and excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills. A good understanding of publishing systems and key issues around Open access would be an advantage.


You can find an extensive job description and details on how to apply at Creative Access.


Salary: £28000 - £30000

Location: London or Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 16th September



Contracts Assistant at Hachette UK


Hachette UK is looking for a Contracts Assistant! Joining a team of 19, you will be reporting to the Hachette’s Legal Director and provide administrative support to the department.


You will assist the Contracts Department by processing and returning signed contracts, updating contract information on Biblio, and helping to maintain the contracts log (among many other responsibilities). In this role, you will learn how to draft contractual paperwork, handle copyright reversion requests, and manage queries from editors and literary agents.


The ideal candidate must have either paralegal, office experience or other experience that demonstrates good reliability, computer literacy, and attention to detail. You should have excellent problem-solving skills and be a great team player.


For more details, visit Hachette’s website.


Salary: £23000

Location: London

Closing date: 28th September


SYP Mentorship Schemes


While this is not a job, it is definitely an excellent opportunity! The Society of Young Publishers is proudly expanding its mentorship schemes to now cover all areas of the UK and Ireland. Those at SYP are of the opinion that your location should not negatively impact your chances of forging a career in the publishing industry. They are therefore offering many more people the opportunity to receive personalised career guidance from professionals. London and the South East are excluded (sorry Londoners!) as SYP London successfully ran their own mentorship scheme earlier this year. You can apply for the scheme from Monday 28th September 2020 until Wednesday 7th October.


Details on how to apply can be found on SYP’s official website.

Closing Date: 7th October


Re-Printed Opportunities


Independent Bookshop Sales Manager at Abrams & Chronicle Books


This job vacancy was posted in the last issue of The Publishing Post, but they are still accepting applications until the 18th September! As an Independent Bookshop Sales Manager, you will be responsible for growing the publisher’s sales, seeking out new business opportunities, and supporting indie bookshops across the UK. As this is a remote role that requires travel, a UK driving license is essential (and a company car is included.)


To apply, send your CV and cover letter to tward@abramsandchronicle.co.uk.


Salary: £28000

Location: London

Closing Date: 18th September


Good luck with your job search!