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By Charlotte Hopkins and Aimee Whittle

Editorial Assistant at HarperCollins Publishers

Closing Date: 11 December

Salary: £26,250

Location: London, UK

One of the UK’s biggest and well-known publishers and also one of the “Big Five” English-language publishers is looking for an Editorial Assistant.

Are you interested in both administrative and editorial work? If so, this role is perfect for you – HarperCollins is looking for someone with administrative or organisational experience, who is also highly computer literate. With the role overlapping both the administrative and editorial departments, the suitable candidate’s role will include: liaising between departments and authors, scheduling, preparing manuscripts and checking page proofs. You may also be asked to read fiction submissions. With the role being based in HarperCollins’ HQ Digital, the candidate must be interested in e-books and digital publishing. If you are interested, click here to learn more.

Rights and Sales Assistant at Sweet Cherry Publishing

Closing Date: 9 December

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Leicester, UK

Leicester-based children’s publisher Sweet Cherry Publishing is looking for a Rights and Sales Assistant.

This entry level role is perfect for someone who is looking to learn more about publishing rights and international book markets. Assisting and reporting to the Senior Rights Manager and Head of Sales, the candidate will be involved in supporting the organisation of rights deals, accounts management, trade book fairs, translation rights and more. There is even the chance to visit book fairs in the UK and abroad. This role is perfect for someone with great mathematical and IT skills with an interest in foreign languages and geography. To find out more and apply, click here.

Personal Assistant at Sweet Cherry Publishing

Closing Date: N/A

Salary: Starting at £20,000

Location: Leicester, UK

Another position is available at Sweet Cherry Publishing for anyone looking for a role that focuses more on administrative and communicative aspects.

This role of Personal Assistant is great for someone with good IT skills who can stay calm in a busy environment. Dealing with calls and emails from both within and outside of the publishing company, the candidate must enjoy handling a variety of tasks and, of course, have a huge passion for books. As well as dealing with enquiries, the role requires organisation and time management, handling deadlines and liaising with different people. To learn more, click here.

Sales Assistant at Eurospan

Closing Date: 30 December

Salary: £23,000

Location: London

Eurospan is the premier sales, marketing and distribution agency serving academic, professional and STM publishers across the global market. They are looking to recruit a Sales Assistant to join their small and dynamic sales team, primarily supporting the Regional Sales Manager.

Key responsibilities include managing the general enquiry email inbox on a daily basis, maintaining customer contact databases and producing and sending regular data feeds to trade customers and reps. You will be liaising internally to arrange stock shipments direct to customers as necessary, as well as creating and sending email and print marketing campaigns to go out to reps and booksellers. You will also have the opportunity to assist in the production of new books catalogues and upload marketing materials to the online Publisher Portal. You will also provide administrative support within the sales department.

This is an entry-level position that would suit someone seeking their first job in publishing and no previous experience is required. This is a permanent full-time role offering hybrid working with a minimum two days a week based in their London office. The start date is as soon as possible. For more information and to apply, click here.

Sales and Marketing Assistant/Executive at Duckworth Books

Closing Date: 12 December

Salary: £23,000–£27,000

Location: Richmond-upon-Thames, UK

Duckworth Books is a publisher of non-fiction, historical fiction and literary fiction that is looking to recruit for the sales and marketing team. This growing publisher is looking for someone with good communication skills who is able to work in a fast-paced environment. It’s a perfect role for someone with any kind of relevant experience looking to expand their horizons and support the growth of the company.

The responsibilities of the candidate will involve the compilation of sales and marketing updates, administrative support, social media management, organising bookshop and book fair events, helping complete seasonal promotional forms and order processing from both retailers and direct customers.

Based in Richmond-upon-Thames, this is a full time role based at Duckworth’s offices and a starting salary dependent upon the candidate’s experience. If you want to read more about this role and apply, follow this link.


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