The Publishing Post
By Leah Bird and Aimee Whittle
Editorial Assistant, Faber & Faber
Closing Date: 10 June
Do you have a passion for non-fiction, music, popular culture and publishing? Then carry on reading!
Faber & Faber are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their team, reporting to the associate publisher for non-fiction and the head of music and pop culture.
Responsibilities include providing exceptional author care; maintaining bibliographic systems and metadata; providing administrative support; assisting in logging, reading and responding to submissions; occasional proofreading and copy-checking, and liaising with other departments.
The ideal candidate will be extremely organised, have an eye for detail and flair for copy, as well as being passionate for non-fiction, music, popular culture and publishing. To apply, click here.
Editorial Administrative Assistant, Simon & Schuster
Closing Date: 9 June
Simon and Schuster is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic temporary Editorial Administrative Assistant to join their team!
You will be reporting to the Senior Project Editor for non-fiction, your role will be centred around daily administrative editorial tasks such as clearing permissions, mail outs, metadata and helping the editors with all aspects of publishing their books.
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a meticulous eye for detail and an ability to interact at all levels. Non-fiction experience is ideal but not required. To apply, click here.
Editorial (Adult Trade) Apprentice, Bloomsbury
Closing Date: 9 June
Bloomsbury Adult Trade division are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice with a keen interest in starting a career in the publishing industry to join their Editorial team.
Key responsibilities include general admin tasks such as booking taxis and couriers, looking up title information using the Biblio system, printing, photocopying, mailings, binding manuscripts and filing; completing review mailings for press and social media influencers; creating press releases; writing draft cover briefs/drafting book blurbs; proof-reading materials, and much more!
The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational, timekeeping and multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail, strong and confident verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to use initiative and work independently. You must be a good team player with keenness to collaborate. Previous office experience and Microsoft Office skills are an advantage. For more information and to apply, click here.
The DRF David Miller internship programme, Deborah Rogers Foundation
Closing Date: 26 June
The Deborah Rogers Foundation (DRF) is looking for two interns to complete six-week internships and who will be introduced to the world of rights and agenting.
Those who are successful will have the opportunity to work with companies such as Penguin Random House and Faber. You will be given an entry level introduction to rights and agenting, providing a full understanding of rights professionals within the wider industry. You will have first-hand experience and intensive training to give you a significant stepping stone to future employment. You will also be involved with the Frankfurt Book Fair and given mentoring and guidance throughout your placement.
The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in publishing, in particular rights and agenting. You will be eager to learn, have good time management skills and be highly organised. This opportunity is particularly aimed at individuals from a group that is underrepresented in the creative industries.
To apply, click here
Editorial Intern, Oneworld
Closing Date: 14 June at 11:59 p.m
Salary: London living wage
Constantly finishing a book to then start another? Is it your dream to work in the publishing industry? Oneworld is looking for an Editorial Intern to join them on a six-month placement!
You will be based in their editorial department where you will be assisting editors working in both children’s and YA books (their Rock the Boat imprint) and crime fiction (Point Blank). You will be taught the essential roles within an editorial team and given an overview of the editorial process, from reading manuscript submissions through to publication. You will be taught structural editing, line-editing, copy-editing, proofreading, writing marketing copy, briefing illustrations for children’s books and liaising with cover designers and authors. Your responsibilities will also include assisting other departments, including rights, sales, marketing and publicity.
The ideal candidate will have an excellent eye for detail, very good grammar and good communication skills. You will also be highly organised and adept at managing a significant workload in a busy and fast-moving environment, as well as proficient with Microsoft Office. You will also have knowledge of the kinds of books presently being published, an insatiable appetite for reading and an interest in children’s and YA books and/or crime fiction. This is an opportunity only available to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates. For more information and to apply, click here!