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By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird


Artworker, Academic and Professional Production Design, Bloomsbury

Closing Date: 27 May 2021

Salary: £23,000

Location: London but flexible in remote working


Bloomsbury are searching for an Artworker to work on their Production Design in the Academic and Publishing Division.


You will be correcting and converting cover files and generating final cover artwork on various publications. You will also ensure systems are up to date, liaise with colleagues and suppliers and assist the designers with artwork.


You must have technical expertise in programmes such as InDesign, Acrobat and Photoshop. You must also have a great eye for detail, excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to handle large volumes of work effectively and accurately. Apply here.


Internships/Traineeships


Publicity Assistant, Profile Books

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Salary: £24,000


Profile Books are looking for a Publicity Assistant to join their team on a six-month internship!


The ideal candidate will be helping with media campaigns, booking travel, keeping authors' schedules up to date and assisting with organising events. You will get the opportunity to prepare for your next role in publishing, attend the Publishers’ Publicity Circle event and learn from the team.


You will also get to assist with mailings, pitch letters, press releases, prize submissions, researching campaigns and more. You must have an interest in publicity and the media as well as Profile Books, events and bookshops. To apply, click here.


The 404 In(k)ternship, 404 Ink

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Salary: £500 for five days

Location: Remote


Want to learn more about publishing?


404 Ink are hiring an intern!


You will learn all about the 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

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: London


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 during which time you’ll be supporting 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 to learn the ins 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 passion to work in publishing, a willingness to muck in and have great organisational skills. A familiarity of working in an office is desirable. To apply, click here.


Sales & Campaigns Intern, Canongate

Closing Date: 27 May 2021

Salary: £20,000


Canongate Books is looking for an intern to work with the Sales and Campaigns departments. The successful candidate will report to the Head of International Sales and learn how the two teams work.


You will learn how to produce marketing materials, how a publisher sells books to other countries and how to use business systems. You will experience working as part of a dynamic team, managing stakeholders and a busy workload.


The ideal candidate must be a team player and passionate reader with exceptional organisational skills and confident communication skills, particularly writing copy. Experience of using Adobe Suite is also desirable. To apply, click here.


Editorial & Rights Intern, Canongate

Closing Date: 27 May 2021

Salary: £20,000


Canongate Books is looking for an enthusiastic Editorial & Rights Intern to join both its Editorial and Rights departments and learn how these teams work within a publishing house.


You will gain an understanding of how a commercial book publisher operates, how copyright works and how a book is put together. You will also learn how to proofread, how to use business systems such as Biblio, Sage and Slack as well as how to create rights guides and catalogues for mailing lists.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for reading, meticulous attention to detail and excellent English. You will also have exceptional organisational skills and be able to respond flexibly to a busy workload and multiple deadlines. 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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