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By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird


Translation Rights Assistant, ILA Agency

Closing Date: 28/04/2021

Salary: £23,000


The Intercontinental Literary Agency are looking for a Translation Rights Assistant!

If you’re looking to learn all about translation rights and develop your administration skills, this position is perfect for you.


You will be managing their office and reception, helping with preparing sales materials as well as royalty statements and managing their website and databases. You will also be looking after their post and communicating with their clients via email and phone.


You must have a good eye for detail and be able to handle a heavy workload. You will also be organised and highly motivated. To apply, send your CV and covering letter to: jobs@ila-agency.co.uk


Production Assistant, Profile Books

Closing Date: 27/04/2021

Salary: £24,000–£25,000

Location: London


Profile Books have an exciting opportunity for someone to join them as their Production Assistant.


The chosen candidate will be helping with the production process, creating and maintaining their schedules, attending meetings where you will be taking minutes and proving the agendas, handling their reprints and will be reporting to the Senior Production Controller.


You will have good organisational and IT skills, knowledge of the print production process, some knowledge of InDesign would be preferable, and have an interest in book design and typography. To apply click here.


Production Controller, Quarto Publishing

Closing Date: 04/05/2021

Salary: £22,500

Location: London (Flexible remote/office-based)


Quarto Publishing is looking for a Production Controller to join its busy production department.


The successful applicant will take on a key role supporting Quarto’s production team. This position would suit someone with office experience looking to move into production.


The ideal applicant will have an interest in the book production process with a good level of numeracy and eye for detail. A problem-solving attitude with an ability to prioritise and work to deadlines is ideal, as are strong communication skills. To apply to click here.


Apprenticeships/Internships


Foreign Rights Intern, Quarto Publishing

Closing Date: 04/05/2021

Salary: £16,500

Location: London


Quarto is looking for an organised intern interested in learning about Foreign Rights to join its London team for three months.


The successful candidate will be assisting the children’s rights team. You will be maintaining and updating book stocks and databases, keeping the team updated, creating marketing tools and assisting with the preparation for customer meetings.


The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, great organisational skills and be able to collaborate effectively with internal colleagues. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office are also desirable. To apply click here.


Junior Content Producer Apprentice, Oxford E-books

Closing Date: 07/05/2021

Salary: Apprenticeship Minimum Wage


Oxford E-Books are after a Junior Content Producer Apprentice!


You will get to work on various different projects which may include audiobook proofing and editing, typesetting, checking e-Book deliveries, assisting with the web design, page editing and cover designs.


You will also be helping with uploading e-books and audiobooks, editing video projects, collaborating with publishing projects, and preparing and editing graphic designs.


You must have at least 5 GSCEs at grades A*–C/9–4 including English ad Maths, or Functional Skills Level 2. You must also have an interest in digital publishing and in particular sci-fi and fantasy books.


You will also have a keen eye for detail and be able to contribute creativity. You will also have good IT skills. For more details, click here.

Membership, Events & Special Projects Intern, Booksellers Association

Closing date: 28/04/2021

Salary: £19,200

Location: London


The Booksellers Association is looking for an intern to join their Membership and Events Departments.


You will be supporting the application and joining process, providing front line advice to potential and existing members and ensuring high quality administration and records management. Your role will also include supporting the operation and development of the membership and publisher databases. You will assist with the management of BA events and administration for both the Costa Book Awards and the Costa Short Story Award as well as ad hoc admin support on special projects.


The successful candidate will be a good team player, hard-working and friendly with excellent customer service skills. You will also need Microsoft Office experience, including good Excel skills, and be logical with a good attention to detail. It is also desirable to have knowledge of and experience in using digital meeting platforms such as Zoom. To apply click here.

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