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Cambridge University Press – Editorial Assistant (12 month FTC)


Closing date: 10 December

Salary: £24,229£28,106

Location: Cambridge


Cambridge University Press are looking for an Editorial Assistant to work in their Academic and Professional books editorial department. You’d be specifically focussing on History and working with the Commissioning Editors and Content Managers.


You will mainly be working on administrative tasks such as contracts, payments and maintaining the publisher’s database.


You will also be managing the company workflow and working on commissioning peer reviews, copywriting and obtaining endorsements as well as contributing to cover image research.

The candidate will have great attention to detail, good IT and typing skills and great communication skills. You will also have good time management and organisational skills, the ability to multitask and be able to work to your own initiative.


A degree as well as a knowledge of SAP, FileMaker and Outlook is desirable.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Foreign Rights Assistant – Octopus Publishing Group


Closing date: 14 December

Salary: £24,000

Location: London


Octopus Publishing Group is seeking a Foreign Rights Assistant to cover maternity leave for 7 months minimum.


You will be working on the department’s co-edition license deals with overseas customers and helping with any administrative support.


You will be working with the production, design, editorial and finance departments, and be reporting to the Foreign Rights Manager.


You must be organised, have great communication skills, an excellent eye for detail and proven office experience. Experience in Foreign Rights would be an advantage and fluency in one or more foreign languages is desirable.


For more information and to apply, click here.


Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship – Oriel Square Publishing


Closing date: 15 December

Salary: £18,590

Location: London


Oriel Square Publishing are looking for a Publishing Assistant!


This will be part of an apprenticeship where you will be working with research and strategy.

You will be providing support for all parts of the publishing process, supporting the Finance team with tasks such as invoicing, booking meetings, managing the diary and more.


You must have an interest in the business of publishing and in education, have great creative and communication skills, be organised and reliable as well as proactive.


For more information and to apply, click here.


Looking for Voluntary Work?


Writers/Editors/Proofreaders/Bloggers – The Publishing Planet


Salary: Unpaid/Voluntary


The Publishing Planet is seeking Writers, Editors, Proofreaders and Bloggers for their monthly newsletter and website!


It’s a new initiative set up to support indie publishers and those who love books as well as publishing.


If you have a love for Science Fiction and Fantasy and are keen to gain some hands on experience then click here.



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