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By Sheridan Pena, Aimee Whittle and Penny Ruddock


Assistant to Heads of Department at Curtis Brown

Closing Date: 7 August 2023

Salary: £26,000–£28,000

Location: London


An assistant vacancy has opened over the Curtis Brown Group where interested individuals would support the Head of Curtis Brown Books Department, Steph Thwaites and the Head of C&W Book Department, Sophie Lambert.


The Assistant to Heads of Department will perform a number of duties related to office administration, finance and expenses and departmental support. Some of these tasks include attending meetings and taking notes, organising schedules, liaising with individuals with other departments and partners outside the organisation, assisting the Heads of Department with budgets and expense reports and other administrative tasks as needed.


A useful skillset for this role includes qualities such as good time management, prior administrative experience, excellent organisation, being a team player, great written and verbal communication and a high degree of professionalism.


If interested, click here for the full job description and to find out how to apply. Note that the application deadline is 7 August at 9:00 a.m.


Editorial Assistant at the Princeton University Press

Closing Date: 13 August 2023

Salary: £23,000

Location: Oxford (hybrid and remote work options available)


The Princeton University Press (PUP) is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their team. They are offering a choice between working full-time in their Oxford office, hybrid, or fully remote as long as you live in and have authorisation to work in the UK.


A list of responsibilities assigned to the Editorial Assistant include, but are not limited to: assisting with the acquisition of titles, supporting the editorial process for books in history and social sciences, collaborating with other departments and building and maintaining relationships with people and organisations outside of the company.


In addition to requiring candidates to live and be able to work in the UK, PUP is searching for an individual who holds a bachelor’s degree or experience of an equal calibre, familiarity with Microsoft and Adobe software, strong communication capabilities, good interpersonal skills, a professional demeanour, initiative, comfortable working independently and the ability to travel to conferences and publicity events as needed. To find out how to apply, click here.


Production Assistant at The School of Life Press

Closing Date: 7 August 2023

Salary: £27,000

Location: London (Hybrid work option)


The School of Life Press have created a fantastic new role within the publishing team, working across the books and products they produce to aid efficiency, quality of output and overall organisation.


In this role, you will be an important member of the team, working closely to support the production manager in ensuring that books and products are made and delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards. Responsibilities include dealing with the full reprint cycle, keeping systems up to date and running regular reports and much more. You will even be assisting with product development, supporting the Product Manager on quote/ dummy requests, checking samples, idea generation and providing input on design direction.


The successful candidate will have a passion for books and a keen interest in manufacturing, with great attention to detail and a desire to learn and grow in a fast-paced, busy publishing business. You will need to be a detail-oriented, proactive self-starter who is comfortable working independently and as part of a team. If this sounds interesting, you can find out more here.


Publicity Assistant at Scholastic

Closing Date: N/A

Salary: £26,865

Location: London


Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, offers an exciting opportunity as a Publicity Assistant. Join a dynamic team and work with bestselling authors and illustrators like Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Liz Pichon, Dav Pilkey, Suzanne Collins and Phillip Pullman.


As a detail-oriented and enthusiastic individual, you'll provide essential administrative support to the team. This includes writing press releases, coordinating mailings, liaising with media, festivals, bookshops and schools for live and virtual events, managing award submissions, programming social media and handling PR department tasks.


Collaborating with your manager and the marketing team, you'll have the chance to work on creative campaigns for assigned authors and illustrators. Excellent interpersonal skills, both in-person and through various communication channels, are essential for professional interactions with internal and external contacts.


If you are brimming with positivity, professionalism and bright ideas, thrive in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about working with exceptionally talented authors and illustrators, this opportunity is perfect for you. Become part of amazing campaigns and contribute to the success of Scholastic's endeavours. To find out how to apply, go here.

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