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Trainee at HarperCollins Publishers

Closing date: 15 October 2020

Salary: £23,575

Location: London


HarperCollins Publishers has announced their traineeship for 2021!


HarperCollins is one of the Big Five publishers, known internationally for their work. You will work with a publisher that is proud to publish many brilliant, diverse authors across all genres, age groups and subjects with a full commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


In this role, you will gain insight into publishing through a rotational traineeship covering departments including Editorial, Sales, Publicity and Marketing. You will benefit from coaching with a senior mentor, development opportunities and team projects. You will also join employee-led network groups and have training on-the-job. You will have the chance to take part in key industry events (such as book fairs and literary events, work with schools and charities) and attend HarperCollins industry talks and seminars.


This opportunity is open for aspiring Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates. The ideal candidate will have a positive outlook and a passion for publishing but does not need a degree or previous publishing experience. You will need a creative and commercial mind, enthusiasm to learn and an eagerness to immerse yourself into all areas of the business. HarperCollins is also looking for candidates with an ability to build great relationships and work within a team. Someone with an eye for detail and a passion for books and stories.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Digital Marketing Apprentice at the Taylor and Francis Group

Closing Date: 23 October 2020

Salary: £17,000

Location: Milton Park

Love digital marketing?


The Taylor and Francis Group is looking for a Digital Marketing Apprentice to join their team on an 18-month FTC. The role will take place across the marketing team where you will complete five placements which will cover social media, eCommerce, SEO, SEM and digital PR.


You will gain hands-on experience and mentoring from marketing specialists, where you will get the right knowledge, skills and behaviour to grow your marketing career.


You will also learn about email marketing, planning and researching campaigns, PPC, display ads programs and community management.


The ideal candidate must have a basic understanding of digital marketing and some experience of Microsoft Word and Excel.


You must have achieved or on your way to achieving 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or 4 or above, including in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Account Executive at The Bookseller

Closing date: 30 October 2020

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000

Location: London


The Bookseller is looking for someone with a passion for publishing and the ability to work with publishers large and small to manage display advertising in print and online. The role includes managing a database of customer contacts, facilitating face-to-face meetings with new and current accounts to discuss future projects and identifying new customers and revenue streams.


The ideal candidate will have experience in Sales (ideally magazine or online advertising), including working to targets, great customer service, time management skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.


The Bookseller would consider a part-time role for the right candidate. To apply, email your CV and cover letter to emma.lowe@thebookseller.com.


Editorial Assistant Apprentice at Alain Charles Publishing

Possible start date: 30 October 2020

Salary: £18,000

Location: London


LDN Apprenticeships and Alain Charles Publishing are looking for an Editorial Assistant Apprentice!


You will be helping with news stories and press releases across the Middle East and Africa, as well as proofreading and copy-editing when necessary. You will also be writing content, attending conferences, meetings and events and assisting with magazine production and various departments, to ensure the magazine is created and released in a timely manner.


The ideal candidate will have some experience in journalism, content creation or within a cross-platform environment. You also must have great communication skills, attention to detail, and engage with current affairs. You must have an entrepreneurial mindset, be organised and self-motivated.


An understanding of social media and digital development would also be advantageous.

For more information and to apply, click here.