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By Aimee Whittle, Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird

Marketing, PR and Sales Intern, HopeRoad Publishing

Closing Date: 24 August

Salary: London Living Wage (pro rata)

Location: Remote

HopeRoad Publishing is looking for a part-time Marketing, PR and Sales Intern to join their team!

The role will focus on promoting diverse books from the publisher, who specialise in Black, Asian and Caribbean writers and writing. You will be involved in publication scheduling, forward planning, writing copy and supporting the marketing, PR and sales teams.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the arts, have experience and/or knowledge of Black and Asian writers and writing, be well versed in social media and computer design packages and have a degree, preferably in an arts subject. For more information and to apply, click here.

Editorial Assistant, Titan Publishing Group

Closing Date: 22 August

Salary: £19,000

Location: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19

Titan Publishing Group is looking for an Editorial Assistant!

You will be providing general administrative support to the editorial team, liaising with authors and licensors, proofreading and copyediting, writing jacket copy and reading submissions. You will also work closely with internal departments such as sales, marketing, contracts, rights, production and design helping to ensure projects keep to schedule.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or have equivalent experience and have excellent written and communication skills along with strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. They will also be well-organised, highly efficient and able to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure. A demonstrable interest in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and crime is essential, as is an awareness of TV, movie and gaming trends. For more information and to apply, click here.

Publishing Assistant Apprentice, Aconyte Books

Closing Date: 20 August

Salary: £16,000

Location: Nottingham

Aconyte Books are looking for a Publishing Assistant Apprentice!

As an apprentice, you will be supporting the team with translation approvals, ensuring materials are logged and delivered, assisting books with production as well as assisting with uploading book data and title information.

You will also be assisting with their social media, attending events and even contributing ideas.

The apprentice must be skilled in Microsoft Office, have a high standard of English, with experience of websites or apps welcome and experience using databases would be advantageous. Apply now.

Publicity Intern – Team Assistant, Bonnier Books UK

Closing Date: 26 August

Salary: £21,158

Location: London

Bonnier Books are searching for a Publicity Intern – Team Assistant to work across the children’s and adult’s publicity teams.

The Publicity Intern will be helping with general admin such as processing invoices, updating databases and assisting with mailings. You will be helping collate, log and send bookseller roundups as well as award submissions, updating keywords and assisting with publicity campaigns. You will also be logging and collating press coverage, helping with author events, launches and tours.

You must have good communication skills, good organisational and time management skills, have good attention to detail and be a great team player. You must also have a passion for stories and storytelling and be eager to learn. Apply here.

Production Assistant, Search Press Ltd

Closing Date: 30 August

Salary: £17,000 to £20,000

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Search Press is looking for an assistant to work in their Production Department!

You will be working independently but under the supervision of the Production Manager, learning not only about book production, but also the complete publishing process. Your key duties will include processing book reprints on backlist titles, raising print orders and coordinating production schedules.

The ideal candidate will be naturally organised, have a willing and proactive attitude and a good detail. You should also have excellent organisational and time management skills, a keen eye for detail and knowledge of Microsoft 365. To apply, click here.

Academic Editorial Publishing Apprentice, Bloomsbury’s Academic Division

Closing Date: 31 August

Salary: £19,000

Location: London

Bloomsbury’s Academic Division is looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and personable candidate for an apprenticeship in academic editorial publishing!

You will be providing support for various elements of the editorial process including clearing permissions, carrying out research into new projects and administrative tasks such as filing and archiving of paperwork. You will also be assessing book proposals and sending emails/letters of acknowledgement and rejection, sending out copies of published books and helping with the peer review process.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, competency in using Microsoft Office and be flexible with the ability to work independently. You should also have good time management skills and be able to solve problems under pressure. To apply, click here.


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