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Associate Rights Agent – Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency

Closing Date: 3 March

Salary: £24,000–£27,000

Location: London

A unique opportunity to join a literary agency at the very centre of publishing.

They are looking for an energetic, creative and highly-motivated Associate Rights Agent. Best suited for someone with at least two years’ office and/or industry experience and a desire to progress within international rights at the agency. You should have a track record of administrative excellence, be a voracious reader and have a keen interest in the international book market.


Working within the rights department, you will have a vast set of responsibilities that will include but are not limited to: assisting in international rights for adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction; creating agency marketing material; scheduling and attending book fairs; royalty and contract processing; website and database management; responsibility for agency media in relation to international rights; working with co-agents and publishers in select territories; handling international publicity for authors, and general office duties.

The role requires a sense of urgency coupled with an aptitude for calm, an articulate phone and writing style, a desire to learn and initiate and outstanding organisational and time management skills.


Don’t miss this chance to join the dynamic, expanding and world-renowned Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency!


For more information click here.


Project Assistant to Editor in Chief – The Beautiful Truth

Closing date: 19 March

Salary: £25,000

Location: London

The Beautiful Truth is at a pivotal growth stage and is looking for a confident, detail-oriented Project Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief to join their studio in Shoreditch.

Working directly alongside the Editor-in-Chief, you will help create and execute the website’s relaunch and print magazine launch. They are looking for a smart, creative individual with strong organisational and written skills. The role is ideal for someone just starting out who wants to be involved in building a publication from the ground up.


You must be a self-starter, proactive, organised with strong communication skills and an attention to detail. You must be interested in purpose and magazines, whilst being confident emailing and talking on the phone with a variety of external partners. The duties you will perform are vast and include establishing a content calendar, helping to source partnerships and supporting the Marketing Director on the dissemination of content.


For more information click here.


Publishing Process Apprentice – Taylor & Francis

Closing Date: 1 March

Salary: £19,500

Location: Remote but the office is based in Abingdon


Taylor & Francis are seeking a Publishing Process Apprentice!


You will be joining the Operational Excellence team on an 18-month programme where you will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship as an Improvement Technician. You will learn all about Lean Six Sigma and Agile methodologies and have your own coach who will be there to support you.


You will also get to complete a business improvement project, support the Journal’s Editorial teams and more.


You must have achieved or be looking to achieve five GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications. You will also have experience of Microsoft Office, an understanding of the purpose and principles of process improvement and an interest in improving processes and innovating new solutions.


For more information click here.


Publicity and Marketing Assistant – Abrams & Chronicle Books

Closing Date: 2 March

Salary: £22,000

Location: London

Abrams & Chronicle Books are looking for a Publicity and Marketing Assistant!


You will be helping with admin tasks for the team, managing campaigns and databases. You will also be assisting with events, writing press releases, preparing promotional materials and responding to enquiries.


You will have a good understanding of digital and social media and be proficient in Microsoft Office software. You will also be communicative, able to multitask, have good time management skills and a strong work ethic. You must also be collaborative, flexible and self-motivated.


You could also have previous administrative skills, an interest in children’s books, and have some knowledge of Mailchimp and Adobe Creative Suite.


To apply click here.


New Beginnings Poetry Competition – Renard Press

Closing Date: 21 May

Renard Press have launched the New Beginnings poetry competition to celebrate the end of 2020. The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone who feels their voice was silenced or unheard in 2020.


The writing will be judged by author and poet Miriam Halahmy, writer and head of communications at the National Theatre Denise Rawls, US publisher Hannah Fields and Bristol Pride Poet Laureate Tom Denbigh. The winner’s poetry will be part of an anthology to be published in September 2021.


To apply click here.



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