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By Sheridan Pena and Aimee Whittle

Assistant Editor, Picture Books at Nosy Crow

Closing Date: 7 July 2023

Salary: £22,672–£24,856 (Nosy Crow is a member of the Living Wage Foundation)

Location: London (hybrid role with three days in-office and two work from home)

If you are interested in books crafted for younger audiences, check out this Assistant Editor vacancy at Nosy Crow for their picture books.

An ideal candidate for this role would possess the following skill set; excellent time management capabilities, copyediting and proofreading skills, strong verbal and written communication, a sharp eye for detail, great organisation, experience with Biblio/the ability to quickly learn new software systems and a good grasp on how words and pictures work together in storytelling. Nosy Crow is looking for applicants who preferably have prior experience in an illustrated children’s editorial department.

If selected for this role, you will be responsible for the project management of Americanisations, working with authors and illustrators, collaborating with other departments within the company such as Production and Design, helping with copyediting and proofreading and other administrative tasks that may arise. This Assistant Editor will report to the Publishing Director.

Check out the full job description and learn how to apply here.

Assistant Editor at Edinburgh University Press

Closing Date: 10 July 2023

Salary: £23,500–£25,839

Location: Edinburgh

The Edinburgh University Press (EUP) is searching for an individual to join their renowned editorial team as an Assistant Editor. They are looking for an individual who is available to work full-time with a start date in August.

The Assistant Editor at EUP will be tasked with overseeing the peer review process, building and maintaining relationships with authors, contract preparation, monitoring a manuscript's progress and sending them over to production when ready and general editorial support for the department. Prior administrative experience in the publishing sector is preferred.

For more information and/or to apply with a full CV and covering letter, please email Gillian Leslie at

European Office Intern at Princeton University Press

Closing Date: 7 July 2023

Salary: £11.35 an hour for twenty weeks

Location: Oxford (hybrid role with two in-office days)

For those who want a general overview of the publishing world, this internship at the European office of Princeton University Press (PUP) is perfect for you! This internship will run from the 11 September 2023 to 2 February 2024.

The European Office Intern will work in the Editorial, Marketing, Publicity and International Rights departments at PUP. The duties include, but are not limited to, researching various topics such as copyrights and textbook course information, assisting with the monthly Editorial Board meeting dossiers, creating press releases, scanning media reviews, updating events on the PUP website, maintaining the databases for the various departments and general office support. This role reports to the Assistant Editor, Publicity Associate, Marketing Co-Ordinator and International Rights Associate.

Candidates must be able to work in the UK. As this is an entry-level position, no prior experience is needed. A successful applicant will be a great verbal and written communicator, be proficient at Microsoft Office, possess good organisation skills, have an eye for detail and accuracy, be able to multi-task and meet deadlines and work well within a team. A desire to learn about the publishing industry is highly recommended for those looking to apply.

To see the full job description and to find out how to apply, go here.

Orion Virtual Internship at Hachette UK

Closing Date: 12 July 2023

Salary: £26,500

Location: Remote (the option to work at one of the national offices for at least one day is available)

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, is currently offering a six-week, paid internship for people who wish to break into the world of publishing.

The way this internship will work is that first the chosen candidates will be placed within a department and then they will receive several opportunities to sit in on company meetings, meet various members of the Orion team and learn first-hand how a publishing house operates.

No previous publishing experience is required. The only requirement is that applicants be over eighteen-years-of-age and be based in the UK. Orion Books does hope to find individuals who are proactive with a desire to learn about all the facets of publishing.

Click here to apply and to read over the full internship description.


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