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Job Opportunities (17/08/2020)

Publishing Roles


Administrator and Data Coordinator at Bar Publishing

Salary: £25000-£30000

Bar Publishing are looking for someone to be primarily responsible for the metadata of the company. The ideal candidate will also be the main contact for customers and suppliers and be responsible for orders as well as payments. You will also be managing book reviews and organising conferences.


You must have excellent data and organisational skills, a good level of numeracy and be comfortable with using Microsoft apps as well as working within a small team.


This position is based in Oxford and you can apply here! Applications close on 20 August.




Remote Editorial Assistant at Sapere Books

Salary: £22000

Sapere Books are seeking an avid reader with a passion for proof-reading. They are a digital-first publisher seeking a remote Editorial Assistant to join their small team and work exclusively on backlist titles which are out of print and are now being reissued in digital, and print-on-demand paperback format.


Click here to read the full vacancy description.


To apply for the remote Editorial Assistant role, send a cover letter and CV to Amy Durant [amy@saperebooks.com]. In the cover letter, make sure to mention where you heard about the job listing.



Project Editor at Joffe Books (6 months FTC)

Salary: £26000 pro rata

Joffe Books, a leading independent publisher specialising in crime fiction, is looking for an experienced and creative Project Editor. This role would be best suited to somebody who is highly organised, creative, independent and with previous editing experience but not necessarily within the publishing industry. A keen interest in crime fiction and experience using Word, InDesign and Photoshop are highly desirable.


To view the full vacancy description and to apply, visit Creative Access.



Orion Work Experience

Salary: £23500 pro rata


Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, are offering paid work experience placements for one candidate per month. Although you will be placed in one department, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in several departments and develop a comprehensive understanding of the publishing process. You will have the chance to work on several projects and attend key meetings while receiving career advice from lots of people across the company!


They are looking for somebody with a real passion for storytelling and a strong work ethic who is keen to learn more about the industry and gain new skills. You must be over 18 (at the time of the placement) and based in the UK, and no prior publishing experience is needed.


The office is based in London, but they are in full support of flexible and remote working. This is an excellent opportunity, so make sure that you apply here by 21 August!




Archives Intern at HarperCollins Publishers

Salary: UK Living Wage

HarperCollins Publishers are seeking an Archives Intern for a six-month fixed term contract in Glasgow. The role involves supporting the Assistant Archivist and Archives Assistant by working on the Egmont Archive Project. You will be responsible for creating descriptions of new material, destructing material when instructed and assisting the team on day-to-day tasks. There will also be the opportunity to suggest new projects within the archives.


They are looking for someone with a degree in a relevant subject and/or relevant work experience within an archival setting and an understanding of cataloguing. Some knowledge of archival procedures would also be beneficial! You should have excellent attention to detail and be hardworking and efficient.


Applications close on the 21 August and you can apply via the HarperCollins website.



Reprinted Opportunities


US Trade & UK Non-Trade Sales Assistant

Salary: £25000

This vacancy was printed in the previous issue — applications via Creative Access close tonight so get those cover letters in! Welbeck Publishing group, a London-based independent publisher, are seeking a US Trade & UK Non-Trade Sales Assistant.

In this role, you will be liaising with internal and external contacts while providing administrative support to the sales team. This may include organising meetings, finalising contracts, preparing sales material and helping with book fairs and sales trips. They are looking for a positive and flexible individual with excellent organisational and communication skills. Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is essential, and you should be ready to collaborate and be adaptable within a busy department.