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By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird

Submissions Coordinator, The Good Literary Agency

Closing Date: 22 July

Salary: £23,000

Location: Bristol

The Good Literary Agency is looking for a Submissions Coordinator!

This is ideal for someone who is looking for their first role within the industry and who is committed to finding writers, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds.

The job involves logging and processing data, reading and reporting on submissions, pitching to agents and assigning submissions to other members of the team. You will also be answering enquiries, sending out rejections, managing workflows and completing other general tasks.

You must have great time management skills, an ability to communicate and an understanding of what makes writing good. You should also be able to manage your own workload and be a self-starter. For more information, click here.

Agents’ Assistant, The Agency

Closing Date: 21 July

Salary: £20,000–25,000 pro rata

Location: London

The Agency is looking for an assistant on a part-time basis!

You will be working in the children’s literary department supporting the team on tasks such as invoicing, updating clients’ pages and the company’s schedule, reading submissions and dealing with permission requests. You will also be assisting with recording and digitising covers, organising contracts, liaising with clients and updating their social media.

You must have a passion for children’s books, have good knowledge of computer systems as well as social media and have some administrative experience. You will also be confident, be able to prioritise and have a keen eye for detail. Apply now!

Internships/ Apprenticeships

Publishing Assistant Apprentice, Adam Matthew Digital

Closing Date: 30 July

Salary: £16,000

Location: London

Adam Matthew Digital is searching for an apprentice to work on their books surrounding social sciences and the humanities.

You will be organising and creating metadata, cataloguing and indexing, checking images, materials, metadata and transcriptions, as well as researching writing and proofing editorial content.

You will also be assisting with their social media, attending and reporting on conferences and liaising with suppliers and technical partners. You will also be helping to run technical processes and testing accuracies as well as customers’ experiences.

You must have good organisational and communication skills and be able to manage your own workload. You will also be able to problem-solve, learn new processes and have good attention to detail. You must also have some knowledge of Excel, be interested in creating resources that will help others and have an interest in academic subjects. Click here for more information.

2021 Mentorship Scheme, Society of Young Publishers

Closing Date: 26 July

Location: Various

The SYP UK and Ireland mentorship scheme is now open for applications!

You will receive personalised, structured career guidance from publishing experts, as well as having the opportunity to learn more about the industry and the skills needed to progress within it. You will have a formal official mentoring period of six months, a minimum of four formal one-on-one progress meetings with your mentor and a virtual social to meet other mentors and mentees on the programme.

Successful applicants for the ‘Into’ scheme will be looking for their first role in the publishing industry, while those applying for ‘Ahead’ will have some experience in publishing, with a desire to progress or transfer sectors or departments. All you need is a desire and passion to work in the publishing industry. Apply here.

Publishing Assistant Apprentice, Just Content

Closing Date: 30 July

Salary: £16,000

Location: Braintree

Just Content is looking for a Publishing Assistant Apprentice to provide them with timely, efficient and proactive support.

You will be working on a wide variety of tasks and projects, providing support and assistance throughout the business when required, following instructions, briefs and processes. You will liaise with colleagues and update systems with key information. You will also have responsibilities in different areas, including data management, content development and rights and permissions.

The ideal candidate will have excellent English language communication skills, attention to detail and an ability to work effectively in a team. You will also need to work to tight deadlines and have a good knowledge of Word, Excel, email and databases. Marketing, social media and website experience, as well as database entry experience, is also ideal. Apply here.


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