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By Jennifer Hill, Leah Bird and Aimee Whittle


Publishing Assistant, Maverick Arts Publishing


Closing Date: 15 October

Salary: £17,000

Location: Horsham


Mavericks Art Publishing are looking for a Publishing Assistant!


You will be working on picture books, junior fiction, calendars and more on tasks such as proofreading, giving feedback on submissions and writing copy for marketing materials. The candidate will also be responsible for managing the website, working with design software for the layout of the books, creating resources and liaising with authors and illustrators.


The ideal candidate must have A-Level or equivalent to apply. For details on how to apply click here.


Editorial Assistant, The Bookseller


Closing Date: 12 October

Salary: £22,000

Location: London


The Bookseller is looking for an Editorial Assistant - Books, who will bring together all the elements of The Bookseller’s print and online books coverage.


You will be reporting to the Books Editor and working on a variety of content management systems. Your main role will be to bring together all the elements of The Bookseller’s print and online books coverage and to be the first contact for publishers’ publicity teams, festival organisers and bookshops. Your responsibilities will include collating submissions from publishers, supporting the Books Editor and working with the web and social executive to ensure books content is surfaced on thebookseller.com.


The role will be integral in amplifying The Bookseller’s books content on its newly launched website theBookseller.com. The ideal candidate will have recently graduated from a first-degree course, or from one of the postgraduate publishing courses. You will need proficiency in all standard MS Office software as well as an exceptional eye for detail. You should also be organised with a proven ability to meet deadlines and respond quickly to changing priorities. Apply 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 are 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, the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload, the ability to react to changing requirements, as well as being proactive and a good team player. To find out more and apply, click here.


Internships/Apprenticeships


Editorial Intern, Bonnier Books


Closing Date: 17 October

Salary: £21,158 per annum

Location: London (flexible remote working available)


Bonnier Books are seeking an Editorial Assistant to join their children’s team on a 6-month basis! The candidate will be assisting with editorial and administrative tasks, helping with reprints and e-book programmes, reissues, sales projects and US editions.


You will also be learning and assisting with editors on research, writing, copy-editing and proofreading, overseeing completion of reprints and titles going from hardback editions to e-books, liaising with the production team and assisting with the Biblio data. You will also be assisting the publishing manager with the US editions and looking after special sales works, ensuring schedules are met and standards are maintained. You will also be helping look after the new platform, Bookshelf, helping with sharing sales materials and uploading backlists.


You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be a proactive and positive team player and have creativity and passion for children’s publishing. You will also have good communication and organisational skills, be able to problem-solve and prioritise a varied workload, be good at fact checking and have an eye for checking reliable sources. Experience in proofreading is desired but not required.


Open only to those who are from underrepresented backgrounds such as BAME candidates, those who are disabled or those who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Apply here.


Not Quite Publishing


Writing Scholarship, Faber Academy


Closing Date: 2 January 2022

Location: London/Online


Faber Academy is offering free places on selected writing courses to writers whose work shows significant promise but who would for financial reasons be unable to attend the course. They particularly welcome applications from writers of colour, disabled writers and LGBTQ+ writers.


The courses currently accepting applications include Writing a Novel (Evening), Writing a Novel (Online) and Advanced Poetry. The Writing a Novel (Daytime) course currently has a scholarship available for a writer of colour from a low-income background. To apply, click here.


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