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By Jennifer Hill and Aimee Whittle

Assistant, C&W Agency

Closing Date: 1 October

Salary: £24,000–£25,000

Location: London (flexible remote work available)

The C&W Agency is looking for an assistant to support three of their literary agents with general administration and social media.

The candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to manage a varied workload and be able to meet deadlines. You will also be able to work under pressure, have great attention to detail and have a good level of accuracy. A keen interest in publishing is a must.

This position comes with flexible remote working and will consider those who wish to work on a four-day week on a pro-rata basis.

For details on how to apply click here

Editorial Assistant, Profile Books

Closing Date: 28 September

Salary: £24,000

Location: London

Profile Books are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their Non-Fiction team.

Duties include ensuring everyone has what they need to publish the books, that authors are looked after and all admin taken care of, as well as managing diaries and sharing information, reading submissions, writing copy and briefing covers.

The ideal candidate will be a fluent writer, a voracious reader, have a creative mind and be interested in the business of books. You must be reliable, good at taking the initiative and able to keep a clear head when things get busy.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Contracts Assistant, Faber and Faber

Closing Date: 29 September

Salary: £25,000

Location: London

Faber is looking for a highly organised and enthusiastic individual to join the Contracts team as Contracts Assistant for a 6-month fixed-term period.

Responsibilities include drafting and negotiating under supervision, simple contractual agreements and addenda including sub-rights contracts, chasing up unsigned contracts on a regular basis and dealing with queries from the editorial department, authors and agents.

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in contracts, a good eye for detail and will be confident in managing a high volume of administrative work, as well as being a team player.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Editorial Assistant, Special Interest Division, Bloomsbury

Closing Date: 29 September

Salary: £21,000

Location: Oxford

Bloomsbury is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the Special Interest team.

You will work across the division with tasks including organising key meetings for the head of the division and liaising with editors. The role will also involve editorial tasks for the Bloomsbury Continuum imprint and will report to the publisher.

You will be managing and organising schedules, preparing material for key scheduled meetings, printing manuscripts and sending out author, press and agent copies, as well as preparing new proposals for weekly editorial meetings.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisation skills, a good eye for detail and be used to juggling a variety of tasks. A passion for books is a must and previous experience of working in an office environment would be an advantage.

To find out more and apply, click here.

Reprint Sales Administrator, Taylor and Francis Group

Closing Date: 13 October

Salary: £22,000

Location: Macclesfield (flexible remote work available)

Taylor and Francis Group is looking for a Reprints Sales Administrator to join their Journals team.

You will be identifying and establishing initial business relationships with new contacts within the pharmaceutical marketplace, maintaining established relationships with existing clients, supporting field based and in-house sales colleagues and much more!

The ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills and "can-do" attitude, attention to detail and good degree of accuracy. Having the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload, react to changing requirements, as well as being proactive and a good team player is a must.

To find out more and apply, click here.


Royalties Business Administrator Apprentice, Penguin Random House

Closing Date: 5 October

Salary: £16,575

Location: Colchester

Penguin Random House is looking for a Royalties Business Administrator Apprentice!

Duties include looking after inboxes and mail, logging details onto spreadsheets and assisting with queries, KPIs and stats. You will also be taking minutes, inputting financial postings, collating and sending royalty reports along with general administration tasks.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in Excel, Word and Outlook and have excellent communication skills. You will also have exceptional attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and a proactive approach to problem solving. A determination to succeed, willingness to learn, a positive attitude and ability to pick up new skills of systems is desired.

Desired qualifications: 5 GCSEs A*- C/9 – 4, including maths and English or equivalent.

You will be working towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

This position may close early.

For more information, click here.


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