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By Jennifer Hill


Campaigns Assistant, The Quarto Group


Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Salary: £22,500


Do you have a passion for marketing and PR and love children’s books? The Quarto Group are looking for a Campaigns Assistant!


The Campaigns Assistant will be responsible for working across their children’s list on various projects. The candidate will be assisting the Campaigns Executive and the Head of Campaigns with campaigns, promotional strategy, and output.


You will be creating content such as social assets and point of sale materials, as well as contributing to the social media platforms and the company’s website. You will be managing their title’s submissions and will be the general liaison for many different events and organisations. Duties will also include assisting with tours and events and attending festivals. You will also be assisting other teams on occasion including Sales, Editorial and US Marketing.


The ideal candidate must have a passion for the digital space and social media, strong copy-writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and a can-do attitude. Apply here!


Personal Assistant, HarperCollins


Closing Date: 14 May 2021

Salary: £24,250+


HarperCollins is looking for a Personal Assistant! You will be supporting the Managing Director as well as Executive Publishers and the Associate Producer for all the divisions.


The candidate will be assisting with general administrative duties such as diary management, scheduling and organising meetings, preparing agendas and taking minutes. Duties will also include assisting with ordering hospitality, dealing with post, raising purchase orders, assisting with reports and booking travel accommodation. You will also be managing the office, assisting with facilities, organising prizes, creating PowerPoint presentations, and occasionally help with editorial and project work.


You will be the key contact for authors, agents and colleagues so must have great communication skills. You will also be liaising between the different divisions and departments, communicating with the CEO, Managing Director Executive Assistants, Executive Publishers and the Associate Publisher.


The ideal candidate must have great organisational skills and be able to work under pressure, manage a heavy workload and have experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You will have a passion for publishing, be self-starting, motivated and be capable of working autonomously. Apply now.


Internships/Traineeships


The Scheme, Penguin Random House


Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Salary: £11,000 for six months


Penguin Random House’s The Scheme is now open for applicants! If you’re looking to get Editorial, Publicity or Sales, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about each of these departments and all about the process.


This is a six-month programme that will take place in the offices in London once open again.

They’ll also be helping with your CV and any general advice you may have. This will be a chance to also develop your skills and gain valuable experience. Open to those who identify as Black, Asian or from any minority group and those from lower socio-economic background. For more information on The Scheme and what will be involved with each department, click here.


The 404 In(k)ternship, 404 Ink


Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Location: Remote

Salary: £500 for five days


Want to learn more about publishing? 404 Ink are hiring an intern! As part of the programme you will get to learn all about the publishing process, learn and develop new or existing skills and gain knowledge of the industry.


Tasks may include assisting with submissions and pitches, taking part in cover design meetings and briefings, as well as creating press releases using either Adobe InDesign or Photoshop. You will also be assisting with proofreading and completing editorial checks as well as working with metadata using a variety of platforms such as Nielson, Stison, and Consonance.


The position is fully remote. The candidate will get paid for five days on a freelance basis. For more details on how to apply, click here.


Office Assistant Trainee, Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency


Closing Date: 26 May 2021

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage


Looking to gain valuable office experience in a literary, TV and film agency? Look no further! Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency are hiring an Office Assistant Trainee for three months where you’ll be supporting with various office tasks.


You’ll be involved with welcoming visitors, dealing with post, filing and managing the office. You will also be processing royalties, ordering supplies and chasing payments. You will be organising presents for the agency’s authors, adding reviews to review sheets, taking minutes and updating the website.


This is a fantastic opportunity where you will learn the insides and outs of publishing and the inner workings of an agency, assisting with talent spotting, general office administration and looking after high-profile clients.


You must have a general love of publishing, a willingness to muck in and have great organisational skills. A familiarity of working in the office is desirable. To apply, click here.


Editorial and Marketing Assistant, Cake Masters Magazine


Closing Date: Not Specified by successful candidate expected to start 14 June 2021

Location: London

Salary: £18,500–⁠£22,000


With responsibilities ranging from requesting content from all advertisers and other contributors on time, checking tutorials and other editorial content from team members, managing proofing of content to designing and create content for magazine features using InDesign.


The successful candidate will need to be organised and be able to multitask. They will also need to have the confidence to communicate with advertisers at different levels of seniority and have experience in using Adobe, mainly InDesign. Being enthusiastic and having a positive can-do attitude will make you stand out for this role. To apply, click here.

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