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By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird


Customer Service Assistant, Oxford University Press


Closing Date: 7 June

Salary: £18,000 plus £500 retention payment at end of 4-month contract


Oxford University Press are looking for four new assistants to help in their customer service team. You will be helping customers, providing them with a quality assistance and looking after the platform service.


Duties will include helping with orders, responding to queries, assisting with order processes, and providing technical and onboard support.


The ideal candidate will have experience troubleshooting issues, great attention to detail, have knowledge of customer service, be focused, and have some office-based experience. For more details click here.


Marketing and Publicity Assistant, Verso Books


Closing Date: 13 June

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: Remote but later based in London


Verso Books are searching for an intern to assist in their Marketing and Publicity department. You will get to work with publicists on campaigns, help with marketing activities and assist with coming up with ideas to help engage audiences and readers, as well as general administrative tasks.


You must have knowledge of Verso’s lists and authors, have some experience with working on social media, an interest in non-traditional brand engagement and excellent copy-writing skills. You will also be enthusiastic about communicating their books online and reaching new audiences, as well as knowledge of different media brands, an interest in design and visual content, be willing to assist in administration and have an interest in working in marketing and publicity. For more details, click here.


Internships/Traineeships


Editorial Internship, Verso Books


Closing Date: 13 June

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: Remote but later based in London


Verso Books are searching for an intern for a six-month internship in their Editorial department. The intern will be assisting the editorial team in producing online content, general admin and working with authors and foreign publishers.


You must have knowledge of both digital and print media such as broadsheets, magazines and periodicals. You must also have knowledge of Verso’s lists, be able to bring your own ideas to the table and be committed to assisting with their political and intellectual projects. For more details, click here.


Internship, Eve White Literary Agency


Closing Date: 21 June

Salary: £22,000 pro rata

Location: London


Eve White Literary Agency is looking for an intern to train in all areas of the agency’s work alongside Director Eve White and Agent Ludo Cinelli. The successful candidate will have a varied role with responsibilities such as maintaining the agency website and Twitter, managing diaries for Eve White and drafting agency rights guides.


You will need to show evidence of your excellent communication and organisational skills, attention to detail and a deep interest in books and the publishing industry. You will also need strong numerical skills. For more details, click here.


Editorial Intern, Class Professional Publishing


Closing Date: 18 June

Salary: £18,000 per annum

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset


Class Publishing is looking for an editorial intern to join them for six months to provide support for the editorial department on their growing list of digital resources.


Your responsibilities will include developing content for publication on their apps and websites, uploading material to their database and working closely with their Senior Digital Editor, Editors and Editorial Assistant to ensure content is published according to brief.


The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for learning new digital systems, good time management and prioritisation and an eye for detail. For more details, click here.


Publishing Assistant Apprentice, Pushkin Press


Closing Date: 30 June

Salary: £21,000 per annum


Pushkin Press is looking for a Production Assistant Apprentice to join their team to assist and report to the Managing Editor. Responsibilities will include overseeing the production process from receipt of files through to delivery for new paperbacks, offsets and bound proofs across all imprints and developing and maintaining good relationships with freelancers. You will also be preparing for and attending the weekly production meeting.


The successful candidate will pass a face-to-face screening interview with their Talent Team and sit initial assessments in Maths and English. You will also need excellent organisation skills, an interest in the book production process and previous experience in an admin-based role is also desirable. For more details, click here.


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