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By Leah Bird, Jennifer Hill and Aimee Whittle


Next Editors Programme, Penguin Random House

Closing Date: 24 November, 5pm

Salary: £32,000

Location: London (some remote work available)


Penguin Random House has opened up a new 18-month-long programme for those who are career changing and come from a BAME background!


This is an opportunity to acquire the tools you need to become a Commissioning Editor. You will have your own bespoke training plan and receive mentoring along the way as well as an opportunity to attend events.


For more information, click here


International Sales Support, Hodder Education

Closing Date: 25 November

Salary: £24,000

Location: London


Hodder Education is looking for someone to join its International Sales team!


You will be reporting to the International Sales Manager and joining a dynamic team of international sales professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing customer support to teachers, booksellers and agents around the world. You will also liaise with sales, editorial, production, marketing and distribution as well as advise schools, booksellers and agents about their product range.


The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication and be able to offer excellent customer support. You will be self-motivated, highly organised and able to work both independently and as part of a team. You will also need an ability to manage a busy workload and display confidence in learning various IT systems.


Apply here


Children’s Marketing Executive or Children’s Marketing Manager, Faber & Faber

Closing Date: 28 November

Salary: £28,000 - £35,000

Location: London


Faber are looking for a Children’s Marketing Executive or Children’s Marketing Manager to join their team!


You will be responsible for all marketing on the Faber Children’s list, including planning and implementing all marketing campaigns, and working closely with the Children’s publicist. You will also get to build relationships with authors, illustrators and agents, attend campaign meetings and pitch meetings, project manage the Children’s catalogue and much more.


The ideal candidate will be a confident and creative marketer, with the ability to brief beautiful artwork and stand out copy, a brilliant understanding of the Children’s market and how to get retailers excited about their books. You must also be willing to put digital marketing at the heart of your campaigns.


To apply, click here


Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor, Summersdale

Closing Date: 26 November

Salary: £21,500- £24,500

Location: Chichester


Summersdale are looking for an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor to join their team!


Reporting to the Publishing Director, you will be project managing allocated titles as well as actively contributing to ideas generation, creative direction and IP development. You will also regularly liaise with contacts within the company, as well as external parties such as authors, agents and the media.


The ideal candidate will be highly organised, have a strong eye for design and creative flair and be flexible to the ever-changing demands of the fast-paced business. You will also need commercial awareness and self-motivation.


Apply here


Translation Rights Assistant, A.M. Heath Literary Agency

Closing Date: 30 November

Salary: £25,000

Location: London


A.M. Heath are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and organised Translation Rights Assistant to join their team!


You will be providing general rights support, which includes liaising with agents, authors and publishers about covers, author photos and reviews, as well as ordering and sending out production and foreign author copies of books. You will also be dealing with book fair preparation, arranging any international trips, contracts, accounts and systems.


The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for detail and will be confident in managing a high volume of work, as well as being a team player with good record-keeping and confidence in establishing and implementing new systems. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Excel in particular, is also desirable.


For more information and to apply, click here


Internships/Apprenticeships


Graduate Publishing Assistant, Liverpool University Press

Closing Date: 27 November

Salary: National Minimum Wage

Location: Liverpool


This vacancy arises as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme which enables those aged 16-24 years who are in receipt of Universal Credit to apply for a 6 month, 25 hours a week paid internship.


As a Graduate Publishing Assistant, you will support LUP’s journals team with marketing activity and their books team with market research, as well as take up plenty of other opportunities to develop a breadth of knowledge and experience for a successful publishing career.


You will need to be capable of working from home when required, enthusiastic, organised and digitally-literate in Microsoft Office Suite.

For more information and to apply, click here


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