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By Charlotte Hopkins


Editorial Assistant x2 - Oxford University Press


Closing Date: 11 October 2023

Salary: £23,000

Location: Oxford (Hybrid, 2+ days in the office)


Oxford University Press (OUP) are on the lookout for not one, but two Editorial Assistants within their Academic Division. OUP is a huge publisher responsible for worldwide publishing of dictionaries, reference books, higher education and scholarly books, as well as journals and online products. If you are looking to kickstart your career in publishing with a renowned publisher, then here’s your chance.


The ideal candidate will be a proactive and motivated individual who can learn quickly and take constructive criticism. Strong oral and written skills are required in addition to time management and leadership skills. It is advantageous if the candidate has experience with proofreading, researching, word-processing and spreadsheet applications.


Key responsibilities of the role will include providing editorial and administrative support as a part of the Content Development Team, assisting in project setup and processing contracts. The role will include liaising with authors and editors as well as handling payments when necessary.


If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, you can apply here.


Office Coordinator and Admin Assistant - Curious Universe UK Ltd


Closing Date: 25 October 2023

Salary: £23,000

Location: Bath, Somerset, UK


Curious Universe UK Ltd is a book publisher who cater towards the younger generation. They publish children’s activity books, colouring books, sticker books, painting books as well as your average old story book. They are currently on the lookout for an Office Coordinator and Admin Assistant to join their team in their offices in Bath, Somerset.


As role includes a variety of tasks and responsibilities, the successful candidate will have to be adaptable and open to multitasking. Working alongside all departments in the company, the candidate will learn administrative and interpersonal skills. Having experience in a similar role is advantageous but not required. Experience with computer skills and applications as well as great communication skills will be required.


Key responsibilities include daily admin tasks, such as welcoming on-site visitors and communicating over email and phone. These responsibilities also include maintaining and ordering supplies for a variety of departments, sorting mail, keeping teams up to date via open communication as well as organizing company events and socials.


If you would like more information or to apply, you can find the job posting here.


Product Assistant - Bloomsbury Collections & Professional Online


Closing Date: 23 October 2023

Salary: £25,000

Location: London (Hybrid, 2+ days in the office)


Bloomsbury Collections & Professional Online are looking for a Digital Product Assistant within the Bloomsbury Digital Resources (BDR) department. This team is reworking and reviving Bloomsbury’s Academic and Professional publishing within a digital environment and as a Product Assistant, the candidate will be a part of ensuring the division’s ongoing success.


Responsibilities include liaising with sales, marketing and customer service departments, administrative tasks, ensuring content updates and enhancements are carried out on schedule, providing regular website reports, assisting with identifying bugs and content issues as well as developing expertise on specific products.


The ideal candidate will have some experience in either publishing, web editing or digital product development or a related area. Strong IT skills are required as well as good oral and written communication skills. Any coding experience is desirable but not required. Desirable candidates will be a positive and enthusiastic individual with a passion for the publishing industry.


To read over the full description and apply, follow this link.


Marketing Manager Traineeship - HarperCollins


Closing Date: 22 October 2023

Salary: £30,000–£34,000 (depending on skills and experience)

Location: London (Hybrid, 2+ days in the office)


An exciting opportunity to work for one of the Big Five publishers has come up in the form of a Marketing Manager Traineeship with HarperCollins. So, if marketing is your thing, then keep reading! This role is a 12-month traineeship, starting in early 2024, with the aim of securing a permanent role at the end of the year. There are two roles available: one in Adult marketing and one in Children’s marketing. Note that this traineeship is only open to people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.


The selected candidate will gain experience in managing and creating campaigns, working alongside authors, editors and agents and connecting with their readers as well as working with timelines and budgets. You will gain insights into cover design and provide valuable insights on new manuscripts as you collaborate with the editorial, sales and publicity teams. HarperCollins is looking for anyone with a spark for creativity; however, experience and/or knowledge of marketing, PR, communications or social media in any industry is a bonus.


Click here for more information.

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