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Job Opportunities (03/08/2020)


Witherby Publishing Scholarship

Applications from individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are now open for the Witherby Publishing Scholarship, which has kindly been set up by the Witherby Publishing Group, one of Scotland’s largest publishing houses. The successful applicant will receive £3000 to help fund an MSc Publishing postgraduate degree at Edinburgh Napier University. Reputed as the only Publishing course in the UK to have been awarded accreditation by the industry, the programme is highly diverse and offers a high employment rate. In addition to the funding, the student will have the opportunity to complete a two-week work placement with Witherbys! To apply for the scholarship, send the completed application form, along with bank statements for all accounts from the last month and a signed supporting statement from an academic referee, to You can find the scholarship application form on their website.

Closing date: 9th August

‘Get into Book Publishing’ Course

There are several sponsorships available for publishing hopefuls to take part in ‘Get into Book Publishing’, a 4-day course at UCL providing a comprehensive overview of the industry. This is an excellent opportunity to meet key figures in publishing, and you will come away from the course with valuable skills and a clear understanding of how a publishing house works. The sponsorships are open to those who were eligible for free school meals and/or were the first in their family to attend university. To apply, please send an email to with your CV and a covering letter explaining how the course would help you and how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 14th August


Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Trigger Publishing

Trigger Publishing is searching for someone to be their Sales and Marketing Coordinator on a temporary basis. You will be in charge of helping ensure sales are maximised, building Trigger’s brand and helping authors meet their budget sales and profit targets.

You will be liaising with agents across the UK and internationally on a day to day basis, dealing with PR announcements and campaigns, help with managing outbound date feeds on Bibliography, creating and growing independent bookshop retailer databases, be responsible for the company’s newsletter, social media page and website.

The ideal candidate must have experience with date and specifically Excel. They must also be creative and social media savvy, have great communication and copywriting skills, be able to meet deadlines and have an interest in publishing.

Experience in SEO would be an advantage.

For more details click here >>>

Salary: £20000-£25000

Apply by tonight (!) by sending your CV and covering letter to Sales & Marketing Director Lyndsey Mayhew at

Closing date: 3rd August

International Marketing Executive

The Hodder Education Group are hiring an International Marketing Executive for a fixed-term one-year contract, based in London. Responsibilities include developing and implementing both digital and offline campaigns while managing the budget and effectively collaborating with colleagues. You will also be using marketing intelligence to understand the needs of the customer and provide solutions. To succeed in this role, you should have a good understanding of marketing and be keen to take the next step in your career. The ability to multitask and be proactive is equally essential. Previous marketing experience in education and understanding of international markets would be an advantage but are not essential.

Salary: £25000 - £27500

Closing Date: 5th August

Apply via Hachette’s website.

US Trade & UK Non-Trade Sales Assistant

Welbeck Publishing group, a London-based independent publisher, are seeking a US Trade & UK Non-Trade Sales Assistant. In this role, you will be liaising with internal and external contacts while providing administrative support to the sales team. This may include organising meetings, finalising contracts, preparing sales material and helping with book fairs and sales trips. They are looking for a positive and flexible individual with excellent organisational and communication skills. Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is essential, and you should be ready to collaborate and adapt within a busy department.

Salary: £25000

Closing date: 17th August

Apply via Creative Access

Press Officer at Bonnier Books

Bonnier Books is hiring for a Press Officer to join their publicity team. The ideal candidate will be helping look after publicity campaigns for books and authors across commercial fiction and non-fiction. You will also be creating press releases, sending out review copies, assisting with book tours and launches, promoting across social media, contacting journalists for potential interviews and more.

The candidate must have had 12 months experience in publicity or in a publishing role. You must be self-motivated and be able to meet deadlines as well as be able to communicate effectively with outside contacts.

Salary: £25000-£27000

Editorial Assistant at Palladian Publications

Palladian Publications are looking for an Editorial Assistant to work on their print and digital products.

This is a great opportunity to learn all there is about magazine publishing.

You must be a recent graduate with at least a 2:1. No previous experience is necessary but must be articulate, enthusiastic and willing to learn. You must also have a variety of interests and have a history of academic excellence.

Salary: £23000

For more details and to apply click here >>>


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