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By Leah Bird and Tasneem Hafiz


Foreign Rights Assistant at Walker Books Ltd

Closing Date: 7 August 2022

Salary: £24,000

Location: Vauxhall, London


A vacancy has opened up with Walker Books Ltd to support the Foreign Rights Team. This role is for a self-motivated individual looking to launch their career in rights. The publisher, Walker Books, will provide an exciting opportunity to work on award-winning and best-selling children’s books across a wide range of formats.


Responsibilities of the role involve liaising with internal creative teams and attending work-in-progress meetings, managing marketing materials, logistics for book fair attendance and sales trips, print and email submissions, updating databases and mailing lists and providing support on compiling book fair catalogues and other presentations.


​The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. These include communication, time-management, organisational and administrative skills with good attention to detail and awareness of project delivery. You will need to be proactive, work calmly under pressure and want to make positive contributions. The candidate will also need to have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. In addition to an interest in international publishing and the importance of sales support to business development. As the candidate develops themselves into the role, you will need to show a willingness to travel to international book fairs and on sales trips.


For more information and to apply, click here.


Business Affairs Admin Assistant at Walker Books Ltd

Closing Date: 7 August 2022

Salary: £24,000

Location: Vauxhall, London


An opportunity has arisen with Walker Books Ltd to support the Business Affairs Department. Your role as Business Affairs Admin Assistant is to provide full administrative support for the department.


Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to, inputting information about contracts onto the various systems, producing and distributing reports, issuing permission agreements for Walker held/owned material, maintaining contract files, administering the signing of partnership agreements and providing general administrative support to the Business Affairs team.


​The ideal candidate will need to have a good understanding in business affairs. You will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills which include communication (both written and verbal), time-management, organisational and administrative skills. The successful candidate will also need to learn quickly, have excellent attention to detail, enjoy working within a team and be able to work on their own. For more information and to apply, click here.

Admin Apprentice at Alain Charles Publishing

Closing Date: 5 August 2022

Salary: £16,800

Location: London


Alain Charles is looking for an enthusiastic HR Admin Apprentice to join their team.


You will be meeting and greeting visitors at the building, maintaining office equipment and ensuring office supplies are kept up-to-date. Your responsibilities will also include keeping the HR database up-to-date, responding to emails and being responsible for the inbox. The successful candidate will be delegating queries to ensure prompt responses, dispatching invoices and booking meeting rooms.


To apply, you will need to attend an online Zoom screening interview with their Talent Team and pass initial assessments in Maths and English. You will need to be confident in dealing with people, flexible and have good attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also be a people person. For more information and to apply, click here.


Marketing & Publicity Intern, Children's at Bonnier Books UK

Closing Date: 7 August 2022

Salary: £21,158

Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London


Bonnier Books UK are looking for a Marketing & Publicity intern to work closely with their children’s marketing and publicity team across an exciting range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, over a six month internship.


You will be learning essential team admin skills, such as monitoring a press inbox, organising mailings, processing invoices and updating databases. You will also be collating weekly PR updates, ordering books and working with the Sales team to keep stock levels replenished. The successful candidate will help with events, including booking travel for authors and teams, as well as collate, log and send bookseller round ups and award submissions. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will also include logging and circulating press coverage, social media scheduling and content creation, supporting with the creation of marketing material and managing the flow of information and material delivery to select retailers.


The ideal candidate will have great organisational and time-management skills, be a self-starter and have initiative. You will also be a good communicator and team player, great attention to detail and be proactive and eager to learn. The successful candidate will be able to take ownership of tasks and show initiative in a fast-paced, fun and creative environment. The successful candidate will also participate in a Creative Access support programme alongside workplace training, including a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, mentoring and more. For more information and to apply, click here.

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