The Publishing Post
By Charlotte Hopkins and Aimee Whittle
Audio Assistant - Bonnier Books UK
Closing Date: 1 June 2023
Are you looking for your first role in publishing? Do you have a passion for audiobooks? If yes, the Audio Assistant role at Bonnier Books UK is perfect for you!
The Audio Division at Bonnier Books UK is looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Audio Assistant. Audiobooks are rapidly growing in popularity so it’s a great time to enter this part of the industry.
The key responsibilities for this entry level role include liaising with studios and narrators to book in recording sessions, attending meetings, assisting the team with managing the audio publishing programme, communicating with retailers, working with the editorial team on manuscripts and artwork as well as being present at recordings of the books themselves.
The perfect candidate will have great communication and organisational skills, be confident using a variety of IT platforms and have office experience, as well as a passion for and awareness of the audiobook industry. Knowledge of the audiobook industry would be preferred but is not essential.
There is opportunity for the candidate to work flexibly from home up to three days a week but the role itself is based at Victoria House in London.
If this job listing sounds like it could be the one for you, then click here to apply or find out more.
International Publishing Assistant, Wizarding World - The Blair Partnership
Closing Date: 26 May 2023
Are you passionate about international publishing and children's books?
The Blair Partnership are responsible for licensing translation rights for all Wizarding World titles and J.K. Rowling’s children’s books. They manage the publication of the Harry Potter series in all languages, working across all aspects of international publishing and liaising with their international partners on editorial, marketing and sales.
This role will be an integral part of the International Publishing team, providing administrative support on a day-to-day basis and supporting on a wide range of publishing projects and different territories.
You’ll be supporting the team with a range of duties, including overseeing bookings for book fairs (meeting tables, flights, hotels, restaurants) and other overseas travel for the team, as well as organising publisher meetings and additional events.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in a sales/licensing role and think that this could be for you, then head here to find out more!
Publishing Assistant, Academic and Professional - Bloomsbury
Closing Date: 24 May 2023
Bloomsbury are looking for someone to join their team as a Publishing Assistant. This admin-based role is situated within the Editorial team in Bloomsbury’s Academic and Professional department. Excitingly, there are two available roles for this position.
The responsibilities attributed to this role will include organising invoices and payments for peer reviewers, managing US copyright registration, organising Academic Publishing Meetings and taking minutes.
The ideal candidate will be able to stay calm under pressure and have good attention to detail. Being a highly organised individual with the ability to work well with others will be an advantage. The listing clearly states Bloomsbury is open to candidates who do not have a publishing background, so this is the perfect entry level role!
For more information, follow this link.
Switchboard Operator - Penguin Random House UK
Closing Date: 24 May 2023
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000
Location: Frating, Colchester
Penguin Random House UK are looking for someone to join their Customer Services team as Switchboard Operator on a part time basis. The switchboard team are responsible for the front-line response for handling all calls across PRH’s sites in the UK.
As a Switchboard Operator, your main responsibility will be to resolve queries and questions for internal and external customers and transfer calls to appropriate colleagues to handle more specialist enquiries. You will also be required to answer queries via email and perform other administrative duties.
Some of your key responsibilities will include updating the switchboard manuals to ensure that knowledge is shared across the teams so that it encourages constant development and updating the telephone directory database with data supplied by HR to ensure that all contact information is kept up to date.
You will need to deal with calls in a professional, friendly and courteous manner, always seeking to resolve issues wherever possible.
There are two openings for this role available, both on a part-time basis either Monday to Wednesday or Monday to Friday (afternoons only).
You can find more information here.