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By Mia Whelan and Jennifer Hill

Online Submission Coordinator, Taylor & Francis Group

Closing Date: 1 April 2021

Salary: Competitive

Location: Remote


An academic publisher with an international presence, Taylor & Francis Group are looking for an organised and proactive Coordinator to help maintain and improve their internal peer review workflows across a range of academic journals.


Your responsibilities will include query handling to provide support to editors using their peer review systems across a mixed portfolio of journals. You will be reporting on and analysing the number of articles submitted for peer review and their associated process times and metrics. Through supporting business critical projects, you will help facilitate technical changes to journal workflows.


The successful candidate will have the ability to learn and adapt to new processes, whilst making suggestions for improvements. You must have excellent prioritisation skills, with the ability to juggle a varied workload. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, since you will be working across departments, as is an understanding of Microsoft Office. Either experience or an understanding of continuous improvement culture is also essential, alongside a basic comprehension of the concept of peer review. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Publishing Administrator, Cambridge University Press

Closing Date: 29 March 2021

Salary: £19,825–£22,799

Location: Cambridge, but open to flexible/remote working


Do you have good organisational skills? Can you work independently? Do you have experience managing business processes? Cambridge University Press are after a Publishing Administrator!


The ideal candidate will help the company achieve its ambitious publishing plans. You will also be working with business and data systems, as well as helping with the commissioning process.


You must have experience of working with digital systems and Microsoft Office, be able to communicate effectively, complete tasks on time to a high standard, manage a varied workload and have a professional and positive attitude. To apply, click here.

Graduate/Trainee Editors, CGP

Closing Date: 31 March 2021

Salary: £21,500

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Looking to get into editing? CGP are hiring for Graduate/Trainee Editors!


You must have either an Arts, Humanities or Languages degree with an A Level in English Literature, or a Chemistry, Physics or Maths degree with A Levels in at least two of these subjects.


You will also need to have a great eye for detail, a positive attitude and the flair to make learning fun. To apply, click here.

Work Experience and Internships


Orion Work Experience Scheme, Orion Publishing Group

Closing Date: 1 April 2021

Salary: £24,000 pro rata per annum

Location: Remote, with London-based office

Do you have a passion for books and storytelling? Orion is offering work experience placements!


This is a great opportunity to get insight into the industry, and to learn all about the publishing house, how they work, and their different departments.


The work experience placements will be monthly, fully flexible, remote and paid. You’ll be placed within one of their departments, where you will get to work on numerous projects, attend meetings, interact with people across the company and gain all-round experience. You will also be placed under a mentor who will give you guidance on the industry. To apply, click here.


Summer Internships, Penguin Random House

Closing Date: 1 April 2021

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: Remote, with London-based office


Penguin Random House are looking for interns for the summer! If you are interested in learning all about Penguin Random House, the publishing industry and the different departments, and are available from July to August, then this might be for you!


You will get to attend meetings, take charge of projects and more. For more information, click here.


Publishing Marketing Assistant, Vertebrate Publishing

Closing Date: 1 April 2021

Salary: Minimum Wage

Location: Remote

Vertebrate Publishing are looking for two Publishing Marketing Assistants under the Kickstart Scheme.


You will mainly be involved in marketing and editorial, but will get to work across several other departments. You will have the opportunity to promote books, edit guides and more.

This will be a really hands-on job, with the possibility of turning the placement into a full-time role at the end of the six months.


You must be under 25 and receiving Universal Credit. For more information, click here.

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