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By Jennifer Hill, Leah Bird


Editorial Assistant, Unbound


Closing Date: 11 July

Salary: £23,000

Location: London


Unbound is currently looking for an Editorial Assistant to help with their non-fiction, fiction and children’s titles!


The candidate will be working with bibliographical data, scheduling, copywriting, proofreading and checking text corrections. You will also be working on quality control of books, liaising with authors, agents and freelancers, and carrying out general editorial administration.


Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a great team player, be able to work to deadlines, have great organisational skills and possess a passion for books. Apply here.


Operations Administration Assistant, Pan Macmillan


Closing Date: 10 July

Salary: £23,000

Location: Basingstoke


Pan Macmillan is hiring for an Operations Administration Assistant!


You would be working with the Operations team on tasks in the stock control, and supply chain operations. Duties will include updating spreadsheets, dealing with invoices, producing and circulating reports, processing orders and following up on meeting actions.


You must have excellent organisational and time management skills, be able to handle your own workload, be self-motivated and have strong communication skills. You must also be proactive, have a positive attitude, possess good Excel skills and have a love for books. For more details, click here.


Customer Services Advisor, Penguin Random House


Closing Date: 7 July

Salary: £19,000

Location: Grantham (with flexible remote working)


Penguin Random House is looking for a Customer Services Advisor to help with distributing books to retailers.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering high-quality customer service and be able to focus on resolving issues effectively. Duties include dealing with telephone calls, processing orders, sorting out contracts and handling general enquiries.


Customer-facing or administrative experience is preferred, as well as someone proactive with a good eye for detail. You should be able to prioritise a workload, thrive under pressure and have experience using Excel. Apply now.


Literary Agent Assistant, Aitken Alexander Associates


Closing Date: 9 June

Salary: £25,000

Location: London


Aitken Alexander Associates is looking for a Literary Agent Assistant to support Chris Wellbelove, Head of the Book Department.


The successful candidate will use this opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and how to be an agent.


Ideally, you will be a passionate reader of nonfiction and fiction with good administrative skills, looking to develop a career in publishing. You will also be motivated by coming up with ground-breaking ideas, and excited to work with authors throughout the entirety of the book project. To apply, click here.


Reporting Analyst, Hodder Education Group


Closing Date: 6 July

Salary: £25,000–£27,000

Location: London


Hodder Education Group is looking for a Reporting Analyst to join their team and report to the Senior Management Accountant.


You will be responsible for providing key management information to teams across the division on sales, profitability and projects. You will also support the sales teams, publishers and the executive in developing and documenting business strategies. Other responsibilities will include delivering sales forecasting and reporting, and helping to drive improvements to these processes.


The ideal candidate will be highly numerate, feel confident handling large data sets and have a faultless attention to detail. You would also need to be able to communicate financial information to non-finance colleagues in an engaging way. Candidates must be curious to learn how the division delivers profitability and growth, and have a desire to contribute to that growth. To apply, click here.


Marketing Assistant, Chicken House


Closing Date: 16 July

Salary: £19,000

Location: Frome, Somerset


Chicken House is seeking an enthusiastic Marketing Assistant to join the team in its small but busy Frome office.


The successful candidate will assist the Publicity & Marketing Manager on campaigns, contribute to content for social media platforms and the company website and create assorted sales and marketing materials. Your responsibilities will also include managing awards submissions and preparing materials for presentations.


The ideal candidate will be extremely organised and detail-oriented, with great enthusiasm for children’s books. You will need a strong interest in social media, as well as excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficiency in copywriting is a must. To apply, click here.


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