The Publishing Post
By Sheridan Pena and Aimee Whittle
Editorial Assistant – Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Closing Date: 3 October
Bloomsbury is looking for an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and organisational support working on the Design and Crafts list within the Visual Arts team, part of their academic division.
The role involves assisting the Publisher and the Commissioning Editor for Design in the effective management of print and digital products throughout the publication process. This includes liaising with authors to ensure typescripts are delivered on time, preparing typescripts for production (including evaluating image quality and selection and securing images), sending proposals, drafting typescripts for review, managing backlist titles and other administrative duties.
The ideal candidate will have strong project management and multi-tasking skills, the ability to learn and adapt to new systems and processes quickly and some commercial awareness and understanding of the publishing industry. You should also be committed to a career in academic publishing. For more information and to apply, click here.
Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis
Closing Date: 21 September
Taylor & Francis are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their team on F1000Research and across their open research platforms.
The role will involve a wide range of tasks relating to facilitating the peer review process for their research platforms, including contacting internationally renowned academic researchers and clinicians, assessing the appropriateness of peer reviewers, providing additional suggestions and some basic editing and quality checks of peer review reports. Please note this role will not include the editing of manuscripts.
The successful candidate will have a background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically, work efficiently and have excellent attention to detail. They will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people and be fully computer literate. For more information and to apply, click here.
Audio Operations Assistant – HarperCollins
Closing Date: 23 September
HarperCollins is looking for a new Audio Operations Assistant to oversee the administrative and organisational tasks for their in-house Audio team. This role is crucial in helping deliver their best-in-class audiobook publishing programme, which covers everything from picture books to literary fiction, fantasy to celebrity memoir, as well as audio originals and podcasts.
The team are looking for someone with outstanding attention to detail, first-rate administrative and organisational skills and a proactive, collaborative approach to work. The successful candidate will make sure their busy, friendly team hits all the deadlines needed so that the audiobooks are on sale and to the high quality that listeners expect when they’re supposed to be. For more information and to apply, click here.
The Traineeship – HarperCollins Publishers
Closing Date: 25 September
The Traineeship at HarperCollins is officially accepting applications for 2023. This year-long experience provides selected individuals with the chance to follow a manuscript throughout its many stages on the way to becoming a publication.
Prior publishing experience and/or a degree are not required for this position. The Traineeship is a great opportunity for people looking to gain worthwhile experience at one of the world’s leading publishing houses. Successful applicants will work with the editorial, design, communications, sales, marketing, PR, digital teams, among others. HarperCollins will pair you with a buddy and mentor on the first day and they will grant you access to their Author and Design Academy. Meeting the board of directors, visiting the HarperCollins Glasgow distribution centre and attending book launch parties are all opportunities available to those who secure one of these positions.
The application process is comprised of an online application, a virtual assessment for longlisted candidates and an in-person assessment day for those shortlisted. The position will be based at the HarperCollins London Bridge office for at least two days out of the week. For more information and to apply, click here.
Editorial Intern – Yale University Press
Closing Date: 9 September
Salary: £20,111, plus 50% of travel
An editorial internship position has arisen at Yale University Press. They are looking for someone to join their trade and academic department. The contract period is six months, and the successful individual will begin in October 2022.
You will be asked to conduct research, attend various meetings with the editorial, production and marketing teams and provide support to the editorial department. Key skills needed for this job include but are not limited to a high level of organisation, a keen eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication, IT proficiency, an interest in trade and academic publishing and a willingness to work collaboratively in a team. For more information and to apply, click here.