The Publishing Post
By Sheridan Pena, Aimee Whittle and Joanne Boustead
Export Sales & Operations Assistant at Faber & Faber
Closing Date: 11 May 2023
Looking to get into publishing? Have you considered going into sales?
The Sales department at Faber is looking to recruit an Export Sales and Operations Assistant to work as part of the sales team in support of Faber and the Independent Alliance – of which they are a part – across all international territories.
If successful, you will be liaising closely with the international account managers, export agents and multiple warehouses to ensure that all customer needs are met.
Responsibilities include: preparing sales packs and sales figures; monitoring accounts and processing orders; preparing for meetings and following up on action points and liaising closely with the third-party Alliance publishers. You will also be attending book fairs and supporting the team with organising the company presence at major book fairs.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about one of the most diverse and fast growing areas of publishing.
The ideal candidate will be a book lover with proven administration skills, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, a good eye for detail and strong numeracy skills. Previous publishing experience is not essential, but you’ll want to have a good working knowledge of Google mail, Excel and Word.
If this sounds like it could be for you, then please find more information here.
Production Assistant, Adult (Trade and Special Interest) Division at Bloomsbury
Closing Date: 14 May 2023
Location: London (hybrid work option available with Monday and Tuesday office days)
For those interested in the production aspect of publishing, check out this open Production Assistant position at Bloomsbury!
Bloomsbury does wish for interested candidates to have completed a publishing course that included a print production component. They are also looking for someone with strong organisation skills, an eye for detail, good time management and someone familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
This role would include duties such as managing the creation of eBooks, processing reprints, providing accurate costing for reprints and offering general administrative support as needed. The Production Assistant will report to the Mono Production Manager.
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Editorial Assistant at Search Press
Closing Date: 15 May 2023
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Search Press, a publishing house specialising in art and craft books, has a vacancy in their editorial department.
The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for helping to create digital books, proofreading and copywriting, overseeing corrections on reprints, managing the company’s bibliographic data software called Stison, performing office administrative tasks and project managing their own titles.
The ideal candidate will have a skillset that includes excellent organisation, great written and verbal communication, attention to detail, and being able to familiarise oneself with new software quickly and seamlessly.
For more information, check out this link.
Team Assistant, Account Management (entry-level) at The Blair Partnership
Closing Date: 17 May 2023
Location: Greater London
Check out this exciting entry-level opportunity to support Pottermore Publishing's accounts team, all while immersing yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter!
Pottermore Publishing is the global digital publisher of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, as well as other audiobooks and eBooks from the Wizarding World™. They operate under the same roof as The Blair Partnership, working as close colleagues with a shared culture.
As an assistant to the Accounts Team, you would be focused on maintaining regular communication with partners and providing organisational, administrative and operational support for the Accounts Team. The job will involve some administrative duties for the Publishing Director as well as collaborating with teams across Pottermore Publishing and The Blair Partnership.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in publishing and/or sales and account management, strong teamworking skills and the ability to maintain good working relationships. You must be detail-oriented, organised, confident, self-motivated and inquisitive. You should be articulate and a good communicator, as well as able to work discretely and confidentially. Make sure you are proficient in using MS Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Remember to brush up on your literacy and numerical skills before applying!
Find out more here.
International Publishing Assistant, Wizarding World at The Blair Partnership
Closing Date: 26 May 2023
Another brilliant entry-level opportunity has arisen at The Blair Partnership! As International Publishing Assistant, you will take a dive into the translation rights of all Wizarding World titles.
Working across all aspects of publishing, you will provide administrative support on a day-to-day basis for the International Publishing team and collaborate with international partners on editorial, marketing and sales.
With the opportunity to develop your skills and take on further responsibilities, the ideal candidate will have a desire to pursue a career in a sales and licensing role, as well as have a willingness to learn. You should be organised, proficient in Microsoft Office, and possess excellent communication skills. A knowledge of the Wizarding World would be beneficial for this role.
You can find more information about the role here.