The Publishing Post
By Charlotte Hopkins and Aimee Whittle
Translation Rights Assistant, David Higham Associates
Closing date: 4 January 2023
Location: London, UK
David Higham Associates are looking for a Translation Rights Assistant to join their translations team.
This is a great entry level role for someone who already has relevant office experience or for someone who has rights/publishing experience already. Responsibilities include reading manuscripts and handling both translations rights and client enquiries. The successful candidate will be involved in administrative work, social media content creation and marketing schemes. This role is perfect for someone who is prepared to be kept busy and who wants to develop skills in various areas within the publishing industry. David Higham Associates also offer a mentoring scheme that will help the candidate to develop their skills further.
Skills that are essential for the candidate to progress to the interview are admin experience, the ability to juggle a busy workload, good organizational skills, a love for literature and great communication skills. Any language skills would also be desirable. To find out more and apply, click here!
Sales Operations Assistant, Bloomsbury
Closing Date: 3 January 2023
Bloomsbury Publishing is recruiting a Sales Operations Assistant to join their fast-paced sales operations department.
The role involves working with colleagues across the company, from editorial and production, to sales and marketing, as well as with external partners. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for managing the children’s education inventory. They will also provide support to the sales operations team, including managing the import of Bloomsbury US stock into the UK warehouse, building and maintaining a good relationship with warehouse partners, managing excess inventory and proposing decisions on remainders/pulps. You will work closely with production to ensure fast turnaround time of reprints, as well as working with colleagues in the US and Australia to ensure correct stock availability in all territories.
The ideal candidate will be a good communicator who is data driven and good at multi-tasking. They will also possess exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks. You will need strong Excel skills including power querying, XLOOKUPs and pivots tables, as well as strong numerical skills. To find out more, click here.
Temporary Sales Assistant, DK Publishing
Closing Date: 3 January 2023
DK Publishing is looking for an enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills and commercial awareness to join their DK UK Sales department on a six-month contract.
Duties will include providing administrative support to the head of the channel, a sales manager, and two key account managers on a range of tasks, including meeting preparation, liaising with internal departments to secure materials, gathering and ordering samples and putting together presentations using ESK, PowerPoint and Google Slides. You will be collating marketing and PR information, responding to customers’ communication, and monitoring competitor activity to assist the team in achieving the channel sales targets. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing the sales inbox and ad hoc small sales.
Those applying must be able to deal with customers face to face, on-screen and on the phone. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal presentation skills. The role requires someone who can demonstrate a confident, positive and professional approach to managing relationships with key colleagues across all DK departments and with a variety of external contacts at all levels of business. For more information, click here.
Book Publishing Production Assistant, Michael O’Mara Books
Closing Date: 6 January 2023
Michael O’Mara Books is looking for a production assistant to join their children’s imprint, working alongside the production director and assistant controller. Focusing mostly on the publishing house’s children’s list, the successful candidate will help ensure that all of the books are beautifully produced and delivered on time, at the best possible price.
The role involves working with suppliers and managing projects throughout the publishing process. Key responsibilities include liaising with in-house departments and external suppliers in all aspects of printing and delivery, ensuring books are delivered on time and on budget, submitting regular progress reports to keep books on schedule and attending meetings as necessary.
The ideal candidate will be extremely organised, meticulous and capable of juggling different projects at the same time, as well as possessing a keen interest in how books are created, produced and delivered. You will need a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Find out more here!