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By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird


Production Assistant x 2 (Children’s), Penguin Random House UK


Closing Date: 23 June

Salary: £24,000

Location: London


Penguin Random House is looking for two Production Assistants with a can-do attitude to join their busy team.


You will be helping to produce backlist, co-edition and special sales orders as well as controlling pricing, ordering and invoicing. You will be working closely with their internal teams, but also with reprographic and print suppliers in the UK, Europe and Asia.


The ideal candidate will be organised, detail-oriented and able to self-motivate. You will be able to prioritise a busy inbox, build schedules and figure out percentages. You will have excellent communication skills and be willing to learn both pricing and schedules. A familiarity with and enthusiasm for children’s books is desirable but not essential. To apply, click here.


Product Assistant x 2 (Academic and Professional Production), Bloomsbury


Closing Date: 27 June

Salary: £23,000

Location: London but flexible remote working


Bloomsbury are looking for two Product Assistants to work in their Academic and Professional Publishing Divisions!


You will be working across a wide range of tasks such as desk-editorial and print-purchasing work on newly released paperbacks and reprints; as well as servicing print on demand and e-book conversion programmes. You will also be uploading and distributing files as well as general administrative tasks.


You will need to have knowledge of Word and Excel, excellent time management, organisational skills and a keen eye for detail. Office or admin experience is preferred. To apply, click here.


Publishing Assistant, The Emma Press


Closing Date: 1 July

Salary: £21,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Birmingham


The Emma Press is looking for a Publishing Assistant to join and support their team for three days a week.


You will run the in-house publicity campaigns for books, post out webshop orders and manage a range of operational and administrative responsibilities. You will also be responsible for optimising and maintaining the publishing process to keep The Emma Press running smoothly.


The ideal candidate will have good organisational skills, personal time management skills and strong communication skills. You will also be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent writing skills, a strong grasp of Excel and an instinct for publicity are also desirable. To apply click here.


Editorial and Publishing Assistant, Oriel Square Ltd


Closing Date: 25 June

Salary: £22,000

Location: Centre of Oxford


Oriel Square are searching for an Editorial Assistant who will be working on a wide range of publishing, editorial and research projects covering the school’s curriculum and ELT across the UK and internationally. Tasks will include administration, research, reading proofs and marking copy. You will also be helping to maintain the contact’s list, as well as internal tools for knowledge retention and sharing.


The ideal candidate will have an interest in publishing and education, be keen to be involved in a wide range of activities, be able to pick up on issues that will arise early on, be able to problem-solve and be interested in creating innovative ideas. You will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, be organised, reliable and creative. Someone with experience in education is preferable or has had some previous work experience within publishing or can demonstrate transferable skills. Apply now!


Marketing Analyst, Penguin Random House UK


Closing Date: 27th June

Salary: Up to £37,000

Location: London


Penguin Random House is looking for a data-savvy problem-solver to join its marketing development team within the audiences, brand and communications division.


The role will include analysing marketing data across online behaviour, search engine keywords and social media data, to draw valuable insights and actionable recommendations for their colleagues across their nine publishing imprints. You will also assist the Marketing Development Executive to run ad optimisation experiments to share back key learnings with the marketing and sales teams.


The ideal candidate will have advanced Excel skills, working knowledge of web analytics and strong communication skills. You will also be curious of people and technologies with some experience in digital advertising and optimisation. Interest in data visualisation and experience with email marketing is also desirable but not essential. To apply, click here.


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