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By Penny Ruddock, Sheridan Pena and Aimee Whittle


Production Assistant, Academic and Professional Production at Bloomsbury

Closing Date: 9 June 2021

Salary: £25,000

Location: London (hybrid)


Are you keen to enter the production and editorial side of publishing? Well here’s an opportunity for you.


Bloomsbury are looking for a new Production Assistant in their Academic and Professional sector. This role is based in London, with a hybrid working environment. Within this role, you will have to upload and distribute various files using Bloomsbury’s digital-asset management system. Also, you will have to perform some desk-editorial and print-publishing work on reprints and new-in paperbacks, as well as providing much support to the administration team.


The desired candidate will be organised and have excellent time-management skills. They will also have a keen eye for detail and sharp IT skills (including the use of Microsoft Office).


This is an entry-level position and would be the perfect role for someone looking to enter the publishing industry as a first-timer. Editorial and publishing experience is desired but not essential!


For more information and to apply, click here.


Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Book Group (Hachette UK)

Closing Date: 7 June 2023

Salary: £28,000

Location: London, Newcastle, Sheffield or Edinburgh (hybrid working at all offices)


Here is an amazing opportunity to work within the Hachette Publishing company with Little, Brown Book Group, as an Assistant Editor!


The role involves working and supporting various commissioning editors across a high-volume and profitable list. It will also involve writing copy, cover briefs, metadata, checking covers and completing sales sheets and is a good position for someone passionate about commercial fiction, who is looking for their next step up.


An ideal candidate will be digitally savvy and have excellent communication and IT skills. They should also be able to manage their time effectively and be able to work under pressure in this fast-paced work environment.


To apply, simply submit your CV and cover letter here.


Sales Assistant at Bloomsbury

Closing Date: 8 June 2023

Salary: £25,000

Location: London (hybrid work option)


Bloomsbury is looking for a Sales Assistant to support their Children’s sales team. If interested, read more below.


This vacancy at Bloomsbury is a perfect fit for someone who communicates effortlessly in person and through technology, practices good time management and is a superb organiser. Being able to juggle a diverse set of tasks at one time while keeping track of deadlines will be beneficial in this role, along with prior experience with Microsoft Office programs and systems like Biblio, Nielsen, Cognos and Vista.


A list of duties conducted by the Sales Assistant include, but are not limited to, assisting with general administration tasks for the Children’s sales team, liaising with the operations and warehouse teams, creating presentations for groups within the company and those outside and compiling and releasing weekly reports.


Click here for the full job description and to apply.


Editorial Assistant at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing

Closing Date: 30 June 2023

Salary: £18,000–£22,000

Location: Cambridge (hybrid work option)


If you are intrigued by academic publishing, check out this Editorial Assistant position at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.


An academic publisher specialising in works focused on food science and agriculture, Burleigh Dodds offers a wonderful opportunity to join their editorial team. They are searching for an individual who has a good eye for detail, possesses great interpersonal skills, is a confident communicator on paper and verbally and has initiative.


The main responsibility for this Editorial Assistant position is overall project management for books and their chapters. This includes recording the progress of publication in Burleigh Dodds internal systems, collaborating with Production and Design, helping to build and maintain the editor/author relationship and updating the Editorial team on the progress of projects as needed.


Click here to find out how to apply.


Marketing and Office Support Intern at David Fickling Books

Closing Date: 18 June 2023

Salary: £19,000

Location: Oxford


Here is a part-time internship at David Fickling Books (DFB) for those looking for a more temporary role. This internship is six months long and consists of one to two days spent working in-office at Oxford.


The selected individual will assist with press queries, mailing material for promotions, support the Marketing team with sale requests, keep an eye on national and regional review coverage, help create and release social media and website content and general office administration.


As this is an entry-level internship, no prior experience in the publishing field is required. DFB wants someone who is up for jumping from task to task in order to get a full picture of the publishing world. Additionally, they are searching for someone with great communication and organisation skills who has a warm and welcoming demeanour.


To apply, go here.

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