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By Leah Bird, Jennifer Hill and Aimee Whittle


Marketing Assistant, Profile Books

Closing Date: 5 August

Salary: £24,000

Location: London (flexible working available)


Profile Books is on the search for a Marketing Assistant!


The ideal candidate will be assisting with proof mailings, maintaining databases, attending meetings and taking minutes. You will also be producing campaign reports, helping bring ideas to the table, contacting influencers and assisting with their social media. You will be writing copy, producing graphics, assisting with events and liaising with other departments.


Applicants must be highly organised, enthusiastic, able to work to deadlines and be a keen reader in all genres with a passion for learning. To apply, click here.


Publishing Assistant, Phoenix Publishing House

Closing Date: 13 August

Salary: £21,000

Location: London (remote working available)


Phoenix Publishing House is looking for a publishing assistant!


You will be working across all aspects of the publishing process, with particular focus on marketing and rights. Working closely with the publishing and sales directors, you will have the opportunity to prepare and post social media content, update book metadata, correspond with overseas publishers, write marketing copy, proofread and much more.


The ideal candidate will have a degree, strong organisational and communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and a passion for the publishing industry. For more information and to apply, click here.


Publishing Assistant, Angry Robot

Closing Date: 4 August

Salary: London Living Wage (£10.75 an hour)

Location: London (remote working available)


Angry Robot is looking for a new part-time publishing assistant to work 2-3 days a week with flexible hours!


You will be preparing manuscripts for press, taking in proofing amends and copy edits, assisting the Associate Publisher with contract administration as well as working with authors and much more.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for SFF as a genre, as well as crossover genres with Angry Robot. As this is an entry level position, Angry Robot are looking for someone who is happy to learn and grow within the role – no experience in the publishing industry needed! For more information and to apply, click here.


Commissioning Editor/Associate Publisher, Bookouture


Closing Date: 6 August

Salary: £31,800–£50,000

Location: Various


Bookouture is looking for a Commissioning Editor to find them brilliant new authors, publish great books and collaborate with a talented team.


You will be working with some of their bestselling authors and finding new ones to bring to the company. You will be working with authors to come up with the strongest concepts, the best books and the perfect packaging to reach as many readers as possible. You will also monitor sales and ensure that titles are always optimised.


You will need a strong sense of what fiction readers want, be a creative copywriter and excellent with authors. You should also have an eye for a brilliant cover design and love using data to improve the way you do things. A can-do attitude and a creative approach to problem-solving is also ideal. Your skills and potential are more important than the number of years’ publishing experience you have. Apply here.


Publishing Assistant, Magic Cat Publishing

Closing Date: 9 August

Salary: £15,000

Location: London


Magic Cat Publishing is looking for an assistant to help with the Foreign Rights and Production department!


You will be communicating with customers, assisting with supplying files and managing shipping instructions, raising contracts and managing mailings. You will also be updating databases, checking stock levels, keeping track of inventories and liaising with the warehouse when levels need restocking.


You must be organised, have great communication skills and attention to detail and be meticulous. You must also have an interest in children’s books. Foreign languages and knowledge of Adobe is desirable but not essential. Apply now.


Apprenticeships/Internships


Academic Marketing Publishing Apprentice, Bloomsbury

Closing Date: 6 August

Salary: £19,000

Location: London


Bloomsbury is looking for an Academic Marketing Publishing Apprentice to join their academic books division!


You will be providing administrative support for the department, as well as assisting colleagues across a range of subject areas. Your tasks will include producing marketing materials, updating the website and putting together review copy plans. You will also be creating engaging social media posts, producing reports and maintaining office supplies.


The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and organised person with an interest in academic publishing, outstanding attention to detail and strong communication and interpersonal skills. To apply, click here.


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