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PRH Children’s – Publicity Assistant

Closing date: 28/10/20

Salary: £24,000

Location: London


Penguin Random House Children’s is looking for a Publicity Assistant to join their Publicity team.


You will be collaborating with the team to schedule meetings, liaise with other departments and assisting publicists with their campaigns and events.


You will gain an understanding of the publishing process and will learn first-hand how the team approaches and executes PR campaigns, drive demand, and run events.

The ideal candidate will be great with people, highly organised and full of initiative. You will also need to be a team player and keep level-headed in a fast-paced environment. Candidates do not need to have set foot in a publishing house before, but knowledge of Microsoft Word will be useful.

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Taylor and Francis – Publishing Assistant Apprentice

Closing Date: 02/11/20

Salary: £17,000

Location: Remote


Taylor and Francis are looking for someone to join their team for an 18-month basis as a Publishing Assistant Apprentice!

You will receive mentoring during your time there and an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge.

You will be assisting on projects, processing invoices, logging documentations, working with suppliers and more.


The ideal candidate must have or be expecting 5 grade C and above GCSE grades and some experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.


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Mack Books – Publishing Assistant Apprentice

Closing date: 02/11/20

Salary: £16,000

Location: Brockley, London


Mack is looking for a Publishing Assistant Apprentice to join the tear of eight members who work with artists, authors and more across the globe.

You will gain insight into book publishing and will be involved in the full cycle of publishing several books from development and design to production, marketing and distribution.


Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to, researching new writers and journalists to work with, creating an outreach strategy for each book, and researching new partners for press, events and marketing. You will also help to organise book launch events and talks, design posters and other materials for events, help maintain the website and help backorders from the office.

The ideal candidate will have energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action. You will also need to pass a screening interview and sit initial assessments in Maths and English. They are looking for someone excited and curious to learn about publishing. Someone with verbal and written communication skills, organisational skills and someone who is collaborative and willing to work within a small team. The ideal candidate will also be keen to be involved in the whole process of publishing a book.


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Pan Macmillan – Trainee Editorial Assistant

Closing date: 03/11/20

Salary: £23,000

Location: London (but currently remote)


Pan Macmillan is looking for a Trainee Editorial Assistant to work across their non-fiction print.


You would be looking after Biblio, ensuring it’s up-to-date and dealing with record-keeping. You would also be supporting the editor with the editorial process, helping titles stay on the time scale, chasing payments, coding and processing invoices, writing minutes, ordering and liaising with other departments, agents and authors as well as other admin tasks.


The ideal candidate must have excellent administration skills, good knowledge of Microsoft Office and are happy to contribute ideas.


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