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By Sheridan Pena


Journals Editorial Assistant, Bristol University Press

Closing Date: 12 November 2023

Salary: £24,248–£26,444

Location: Bristol


For those interested in academic publishing, check out this Journals Editorial Assistant opening at Bristol University Press.


The list of duties for this position include, but are not limited to, supporting the journals team from an administrative standpoint, managing the submission and peer review system, acting as the first point of contact for mail, helping to schedule and take minutes for meetings, communicating with other members of the Bristol University Press team, liaising with external partners and promoting the journals across various social media platforms and channels.


The ideal candidate for this role will possess prior administrative experience, have a keen eye for detail, be able to multi-task and juggle a myriad of deadlines, communicate well both in person and through the phone or computer, be interested in the editorial side of publishing and be well-versed in Microsoft Office programs. Click here for more information and to apply.


Editorial and Marketing Assistant, Hachette

Closing Date: 9 November 2023

Salary: £24,500

Location: Chichester (Hybrid)


Another entry-level editorial role is available in Chichester with Hachette. The chosen Editorial and Marketing Assistant will work in-office for four days and work from home for one day.


The primary responsibility of the Editorial and Marketing Assistant will be to support the editorial department with administration tasks. These various tasks include receiving the calls that come into the office, creating Biblio records, scheduling freelancers, organising contacts, checking trademarks and taking minutes at the team’s weekly meetings. This role will also receive the opportunity to perform specific editorial and publicity jobs like creating content for social media, drafting press releases, gathering together content and blurbs for books and periodic copy-editing and proofreading.


Hachette is looking for an individual who is not afraid to ask questions, has excellent organizational abilities, wields strong writing skills, keeps an eye on the market and someone who is ready to jump in and make a difference in this position. If you are interested, here is the job description and application.


Translation Rights Executive, David Higham Associates

Closing Date: 8 November 2023

Salary: £30,000–£34,000

Location: London (Hybrid work option available)


David Higham Associates (DHA) is searching for a new Translation Rights Executive to join their team. There is a hybrid work option available where at least three days are required to be in the office while the other two days can be remote. If you are interested in the rights side of the publishing field with a specific regard for children’s literature, then this position may just be for you.


The chosen candidate will receive the opportunity to work with many wonderful children’s and YA authors. The Translation Rights Executive is responsible for conversing with agents, attending book fairs, creating marketing materials, handling and negotiating contracts and looking after databases. Client care is paramount in this position so knowing how to communicate confidently and warmly will be helpful.


A range of skills will be utilized in this position; strong communication, great attention to detail, multitasking, taking initiative, reading through content quickly and thoroughly, market awareness and experience with translation rights. Being bilingual is beneficial but not required. To read the full job description and to learn how to apply, go here.


International Rights Assistant, Thames & Hudson

Closing Date: 8 November 2023

Salary: £26,000

Location: London (Hybrid work option available)


Thames & Hudson, a publishing house that specialises in illustrated books, is also looking to add another team member to their rights department.


This International Rights Assistant role will primarily work with spreadsheets and databases to track sales, schedules, contracts and orders, so a working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. Also, administrative tasks constitute a major part of this job. The assistant is in charge of answering queries that the rights department receives, mailing translation materials and liaising with other departments within the company. A high level of organisational and communication skills will come in handy while completing these tasks. Previous experience in publishing and knowing a second language is preferred but neither are required.


If you wish to apply, send your cover letter and CV to Sophie Castle, recruitment@thameshudson.co.uk. Click here for the full outline of the position.

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