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By Leah Bird, Jennifer Hill and Aimee Whittle


Junior Data Administrator – Hachette UK

Closing Date: 30 April

Salary: £24,000

Location: London (hybrid working available)


Hachette UK is looking for a Junior Data Administrator to join their IT team.


You will be acting as a key component in the transfer of data from their legacy systems into their new royalties solution. Reporting to the Business Process Architect, you will be responsible for supporting all Hachette divisions with various data cleansing and validation exercises.


The ideal candidate will be a highly organised team player who can bring insight and an analytical eye to prioritised tasks that you will be working on. You will possess excellent communication skills, be comfortable with working with Excel and have a natural problem-solving attitude.


For more information and to apply, click here.


Editorial Assistant – Usborne

Closing Date: 2 May

Salary: £26,360–£31,008

Location: London (hybrid working available)


Usborne are looking for an Editorial Assistant to cover a maternity contract for ten months. The Fiction Editorial Team is a close-knit, committed and busy team of five. They each work on a list of thirty-five titles per year, across 7+ illustrated fiction, middle-grade fiction and YA publishing as and when needed, ensuring that everyone has a strong grasp and working knowledge of their list and the titles within it.


You will need to be organised and creative, able to adapt well to working in a fast-moving department as well as being enthusiastic, a confident communicator and possessing excellent time-management skills and attention to detail. If successful, you will provide support in all aspects of the book production process, including keeping systems and records updated, proofreading, maintaining schedules and liaising with authors, agents and internal departments.


The ideal candidate will be genuinely passionate about and knowledgeable of children’s and YA fiction books and the YA environment, as well as ideally having some experience or knowledge of working in a publishing office, with an understanding of proofreading and proofreading marks. A good working knowledge of Office 365 including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint is needed, and knowledge or previous use of Adobe InDesign would be an advantage.


To apply, click here.


Publishing Mentorship – Felicity Bryan Associates Literary Agency

Closing Date: 16 May

Salary: Oxford living wage

Location: Oxford


The Felicity Bryan Publishing Mentorship Scheme applications are now open.


The successful applicant will be given a stimulating and varied introduction to the many aspects of publishing. You will be based in the North Oxford offices and the mentorship will include a range of industry placements at their partner organisations including Hachette UK, Profile Books and Sylvie Zannier Literary Scouting.


Those who are shortlisted for the mentorship but are unsuccessful will be offered one-to-one virtual mentoring sessions over a period of six months. You will be paired with a member of the Felicity Bryan Associates staff and will have the opportunity to get feedback on CVs and cover letters as well as to ask questions about the industry.


The scheme is aimed at anyone from an under-represented background who is interested in pursuing a career in the publishing industry. You will need to be over 18 and based in the UK or Ireland.


For more information and to apply, click here.

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