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Design Assistant – Kingfisher (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Closing Date: 5 February | Salary: £23,000


Pan Macmillan are looking for a Design Assistant to work in their Children’s Books imprint.

As the Design Assistant you will be supporting the Senior Designer with new titles. You will be conducting picture research, correcting artwork, designing covers as well as book layouts. You will also be doing general admin tasks, checking and fixing file errors, designing series boards and information sheets as well as managing and supplying digital assets.


You will have knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, have strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and enthusiasm for Children’s publishing.


An understanding of printing processes, book production and publishing would be beneficial.


You must also have a design qualification at HND or degree level, or equivalent experience.

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Publisher Representative – Oxford University Press

Closing Date: 7 February | Salary: £25,000 | Location: East Midlands

Oxford University Press are searching for a Publisher Representative to join their team in the East Midlands.


You will be working with the Higher Education Partnership Consultant to negotiate deals at institutional level, organising and delivering events to showcase their products, attending and assisting with conferences. You will also be reporting on sales figures, conducting business plans and more.


You must have previous experience in a commercial role, a full driving license, commercial awareness and sales skills. You will also have great organisational skills, be self-motivated, have a flair for building business relationships, experience of Microsoft Office and database applications.


Knowledge of higher education publishing is also desirable.

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Junior Buyer Apprentice – Oxford University Press

Closing Date: 3 February | Salary: £18,000


Interested in the buying sector? Oxford University Press are looking for a Junior Buyer Apprentice!


The ideal candidate will be supporting the Group Procurement team, processing data, communicating with stakeholders, sourcing contract agreements and general admin tasks.


You must have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organised, manage your own time effectively, have great attention to detail and be able to meet deadlines. You must also be efficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint. You must also be able to understand business goals and be able to collate and analyse data in a business context.

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Multimedia Apprentice – Taylor and Francis

Closing Date: 7 February | Salary: £19,500


Taylor and Francis are looking for a Multimedia Apprentice to join their Communications Team for an 18-month fixed term contract. This role will be based mainly from home although occasional travel may be required.


As part of the role you will be working with and receiving mentoring from employees from the business. You will also gain hands on experience in core multimedia specialisms. You will research best practice in the global use of images and logos and assisting stakeholders with a corporate brand review.


You will also learn about graphic design skills, work on their online stories and work towards gaining a Level 3 Apprenticeship as Junior Content Producer.


You must have a passion for the principles of graphic design and other forms of multimedia, experience of Microsoft Word and Excel and be able to adapt to change as well as working to deadlines.


You will also have excellent communication skills and a high level of professionalism. You will be proactive and ambitious, have a willingness to learn, be creative and a team player.


You need not be currently in full-time education to apply for this position.

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