By Jennifer Hill, Leah Bird and Aimee Whittle
Literary Agents Assistant, David Higham Associates
Closing Date: 31 March
Salary: £23,000–£25,000 per annum
Location: London (some flexible home-working available)
The assistant will be helping two of the company’s agents with day-to-day tasks, reporting on manuscripts, liaising with authors and publishers, keeping the website and databases up to date as well as keeping track of contractual processes and schedules.
No prior publishing experience necessary but must be an avid and curious reader. You must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management skills, have a creative flair and be able to confidently manage your own workload. You must also be able to work four days in the office, but some flexible working from home is available.
For details on how to apply click here.
Junior Children’s Book Designer, Arcturus Publishing
Closing Date: 25 March
Salary: £21,000–£24,000 per annum
Arcturus Publishing is looking for a Junior Book Designer!
You will be joining the Children’s team in the Bermondsey Street office working on their titles which include fiction, non-fiction, activity books and novelty books.
You will be checking and preparing books for print, designing covers and spreads, creating templates and researching illustrations and design trends. You will also be working with out of house designers as well as implementing feedback from the sales team to produce materials that are targeted to customer’s needs.
You will be passionate about children’s books, keen to develop your creative skills, have a portfolio that shows your design skills, have good creative judgement as well as design sense and familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop.
Some work experience in a publishing house is preferable as well as familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Office and Teams, and working with illustrators. Apply now.
Editorial Assistant, Yellow Kite, Hodder & Stoughton
Closing Date: 21 March
Hodder & Stoughton are looking for an Editorial Assistant to work within their editorial team.
You will be providing editorial and administrative support to the Executive Publisher and Editorial Director, and will be the key contact person for other departments. This includes scheduling new titles, online research work, checking proofs and eBooks, assisting with and actively working across Hodder & Stoughton social media accounts, and much more!
The ideal applicant will be motivated, passionate about lifestyle, cookery, health, wellness, spiritual wellbeing and personal development, as well as someone who is organised, confident, with excellent written and verbal communications skills, and a competent administrator with knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Biblio would be an advantage.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Intern x 2, Prepress Projects
Closing Date: 28 March
Salary: £1650 a month
Prepress Projects is looking for one or possibly two interns to join their team!
You will be assisting one or more of their production teams to deliver publications on schedule to the required level of quality. Your tasks will be tailored to your specific skills, but you are likely to be styling and preparing files for copy-editing, collating proofs and proofreading. You will also be working on some journal project management tasks. You may also have the chance of being employed as part of their permanent staff!
The ideal candidate will be smart and resourceful and will have an excellent command of English as well as at least a basic understanding of scientific terminology. Studying for or possessing a degree in an academic or publishing subject is essential and applications from postgraduate publishing students are welcome. Apply here.
Orion Virtual Internship
Closing Date: 24 March
Salary: £24,000 pro rata
Location: London but is a fully flexible/remote opportunity
The Orion Virtual Internship is now open!
This is a great chance to see how a major publishing house works, learn about the industry and about each department. The internship will last for a month and will take place virtually. There’ll be an opportunity to work on various projects, gain an understanding of the publishing process, attend meetings and receive mentoring/career advice.
This mentorship is specifically for people who have been away from work for any reason, are career changing or looking to try their hand at publishing.
You must have a passion for storytelling, be keen to learn, be proactive, have a strong work ethic and want to pick up and apply new skills. No previous publishing experience is required. Apply now.