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By Jessica Povey, Charlotte Hopkins and Richa Jain

Administrative Officer at Bonnier Books UK (Black & White Publishing)

Closing Date: 7 February 2024

Salary: £24,000–£26,000 per annum

Location: Edinburgh, UK

If you’re looking to make the leap into publishing, Bonnier Books UK have an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Officer to join their imprint at Black & White Publishing in Edinburgh. 

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the business for their fiction, non-fiction and Young Adult publishing programme. Ideally, you will have strong administration skills, be able to carry out tasks as required and implement improvements to increase efficiency. You will also be a multi-tasker who can prioritise effectively, communicate well and keep calm under pressure. 

This role is varied, and key responsibilities include supporting press and marketing teams with author and media liaison as well as assisting with the coordination of author events, press days and book launches. You will also maintain databases across the business and supply information about specific books. 

Black & White Publishing are ultimately searching for a team player with excellent organisational capabilities and strong IT skills who can work collaboratively with both internal and external team members. Prior experience in publishing is not essential but previous work in an administrative capacity is desirable.

This post is based in Black & White’s Nautical House office in Edinburgh. There is an opportunity for flexible hybrid working, and this would initially begin with one day per week at home. 

If this sounds like the position for you, then click here to apply.  

Courses Team Assistant at Curtis Brown Creative

Closing Date: 5 February 2024

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Location: London, UK

Curtis Brown Creative is a writing school led by literary agents from the Curtis Brown Group agencies, C&W and Ed Victor Ltd. It offers a range of online and in person courses which help writers to develop and hone their skills. These courses are taught by experts from the publishing industry, including literary and talent agents as well as acclaimed writers. 

The company is looking for a full-time Courses Team Assistant to provide maternity cover for a minimum of nine months. You will support a small team of nine staff, contributing to the smooth running of both online and London-based courses in addition to the Breakthrough Writers’ Programme. This will involve helping with administration, reports and tutorials, as well as checking course content on the online learning platform and assisting with course applications. 

Curtis Brown Creative are seeking a confident applicant with great written and communication skills. Experience with Microsoft office and strong administrative skills are also essential. If you are a warm, trustworthy self-starter with a passion for the creative arts and a desire to learn, then you are perfect for the role. 

If this sounds like the position for you, then click here to apply. 

Books Intern at Curtis Brown

Closing Date: 5 February 2024

Salary: £23,303 per annum

Location: London, UK

Curtis Brown, a leading global literary and talent agency, is offering a unique opportunity for bright and energetic individuals to delve into the inner workings of the industry. The agency is excited to announce an internship opportunity in its Book Department, spanning three months. Interns will collaborate closely with agents and their assistants, gaining invaluable hands-on experience in the art of agenting.

The ideal candidate will possess strong administrative skills, coupled with genuine enthusiasm and interest in the industry. Previous office experience is preferred.

This internship is inclusive and welcomes applications from graduates, undergraduates and non-graduates alike. Candidates must be at least eighteen years old to be eligible for this programme. To support applicants facing potential barriers, Curtis Brown encourages exploring assistance from the Book Trade Charity. This organisation provides financial support, including help with interview costs.

Prospective interns will be based in the office, fully immersing themselves in the world of literary and talent representation. 

If this sounds like the position for you, then click here to apply. 


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