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By Leah Bird and Tasneem Hafiz

Editorial Assistant, History, Bloomsbury Academic

Closing Date: 6 July 2022

Salary: £24,000

Location: London

Bloomsbury is looking for a highly motivated and hard-working Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and organisational support for the Academic History list. You will assist and report to the Senior Publisher, working across the European history and medieval history lists and the Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method digital resource.

Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key audiences in the publishing process; preparing manuscripts; creating new titles on Biblio; running and managing the Bloomsbury History digital resource; writing and editing marketing copy; providing administrative support and creating and managing companion websites.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or experience of relevant processes, systems and websites. You will also need to have strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise. You should also be proactive, able to take initiative and have good time management and project management skills. Effective team working with excellent communication and strong IT skills is a must. For further information and to apply, click here.

UK Finance Assistant, Bloomsbury Publishing

Closing Date: 8 July 2022

Salary: £24,000

Location: London

An entry-level opportunity has arisen to join the finance team at Bloomsbury.

Responsibilities are varied but involve supporting the finance team by raising and posting journals, updating balance sheet accounts, reviewing and analysing website sales transactions, reviewing and preparing quarterly income statements for invoicing and additional ad hoc admin support.

Knowledge, skills and experience for this role are four-fold:

(1) Academic Qualifications: an undergraduate degree with 2.1 or above and working towards or desire to start studying towards a finance qualification.

(2) Work Experience: experience working in a busy finance department (preferred).

(3) Interpersonal Skills: the candidate will need to display good communication skills and attention to detail. You will also need to show initiative, be able to work independently and problem-solve whilst delivering projects.

(4) Technical Skills: strong understanding of MS Excel.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Literary Office Assistant, William Morris Endeavour

Closing Date: 7 July 2022

Salary: £20,000–£30,000

Location: London

Eager to pursue a career in the publishing industry? An excellent entry-level opportunity has arisen at William Morris Endeavour (WME), a leading global entertainment agency which represents creators across books, digital media, film and more.

The responsibilities of this role support the literary and operations department. This includes providing support to the literary assistants, administrative and editorial support, scheduling and event planning, reading manuscripts and providing reports, market research and ad hoc research.

The ideal candidate would be an avid reader who is passionate about books, with a strong interest in global entertainment. They will have a willingness to learn quickly and assist wherever required in a fast-paced environment, with a hard-working, can-do attitude. A team-player who can take initiative and solve problems, they will demonstrate exceptional organisation and communication skills. They will understand the importance of excellent client service and discretion, always keeping a highly professional attitude. For further information and to apply, click here.

Mentoring Programme, Creative Access & Penguin Random House

Closing Date: 11 July 2022

Location: London - six monthly virtual meetings, with an initial meet-and-greet session.

Creative Access is excited to be partnering with Penguin Random House UK to launch a virtual mentoring programme. The initiative is designed to reach communities who are currently under-represented in the creative industries and to showcase a range of exciting opportunities within publishing.

As a mentee, you will be mentored by someone who has had at least two years of experience in the industry whether that be from editorial, design, production, technology, sales, marketing, publicity, distribution or HR. You will have access to publishing expertise and the opportunity to discuss your personal and professional development goals.

The mentoring partnerships will run from September 2022 for six months, with an initial meet-and-greet session facilitated by Creative Access and monthly virtual meetings thereafter.

To apply, you will need to: have an interest in stories and ideas; have an interest in at least one of the areas or departments in a publishing house; have an aim to gain employment in an entry-level role within publishing in the future; be committed to attend the virtual meet-and-greet session and have a willingness to engage positively with your mentor on a monthly basis for six months. The candidate will need to be over eighteen, still in education or training and aspiring to or currently working in publishing or wider industries. You will also need to identify as being from an under-represented group in publishing.

For further information about this programme, including how it works and how to apply, please click here.

Children’s Communications Assistant, Faber (12-month fixed-term)

Closing Date: 24 July 2022

Salary: £26,350

Location: Bloomsbury Square, London

Are you a children's publishing fanatic? Faber have a wonderful opportunity for a keen communications assistant to join their small and vibrant team working on prize-winning titles. Faber publishes a diverse and exciting list of authors and illustrators, including Emma Carroll and Jason Reynolds!

The position requires the successful applicant to be both creative and organised as they will be working across the whole list. A passion for and ability to successfully run social media accounts will be incredibly valuable in this position. This role will involve researching media contacts and partnerships, working on award submissions and supporting the whole team with promoting events, launches and general organisation.

This 12-month contract would provide a great insight into the world of children's publishing and also the opportunity to work for a prestigious publisher within the industry! Apply via Creative Access here.


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