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By Jessica Povey

DK – International Sales Assistant (Global Export)

Closing Date: 29th February 2024

Salary: £27,500 per annum

Location: London

Do you want to work in international sales? Illustrated non-fiction publisher DK is seeking an International Sales Assistant to join their Global Export team.

The successful candidate will join a team of six responsible for the selling of rights and export of DK’s books around the world. This is a fast-paced work environment, and applicants should have a passion for books and strong communication skills. 

Day-to-day responsibilities include providing administrative and general support to the team and excellent customer service to key customers. You will create sales assets, newsletters and bespoke lists for customers, sending out sample copies and title information. You can also expect to run sales reports, liaise with internal stakeholders and resolve ad hoc queries. There may even be the opportunity to attend key international book fairs.

DK is searching for an applicant who enjoys interacting with customers and can prioritise a varied workload, someone who can demonstrate exemplary organisational skills and a key eye for detail. In particular, they will require you to be comfortable communicating at all levels and to possess proficient IT skills. A positive, can-do attitude is key in this role. Prior experience is not required, though any previous knowledge of other publishing systems would be advantageous, as would the ability to speak a second language. 

The role is based in their London office at Embassy Gardens, though this will change to a new location at Vauxhall Bridge Road in August. This role is hybrid, with two days in the office and three days at home. Some international travel may be required. 

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, click here for more information and how to apply. 

Junior Designer – Hachette UK (Headline)

Closing Date: 29th February 2024

Salary: £24,380

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Do you have a passion for publishing? Have you ever considered who designs those beautiful book covers on your shelves? If you have a designer’s eye, Headline, a division of Hachette UK, may be searching for you to join them as a Junior Designer. 

What goes into creating an amazing cover? The creative team at Headline are looking for someone with excellent design skills to assist them in creating market-leading covers for their highly successful commercial fiction and non-fiction titles. You will need to be able to create designs for books from a brief, maintaining design and technical standards. 

The successful candidate should be highly organised and enjoy working to a deadline whilst keeping track of their work, archiving designs appropriately and ensuring all relevant systems are up to date. You should also be familiar with current trends to ensure your designs are commercially relevant to book buyers. The Junior Designer will report to the Creative Director with pre-prepared layouts and visuals for presentation and approval. You should be confident in your ability to mark up and inspect jacket proofs following guidance from senior colleagues. This post comes with the exciting opportunity to develop your skills, work with and commission artists and photographers and potentially manage photo shoots where relevant under supervision. 

Previous experience in publishing is not essential for this role, though understanding the digital and print production process would be beneficial. Headline is looking for a talented designer or recent design school graduate who is confident in the design of book jackets and eager to learn more. They ideally want a candidate with exceptional Adobe Creative Suite Skills, and in their application process, they are asking for a portfolio of your most recent relevant work. 

This role is based in Hachette’s Newcastle upon Tyne office, blending in-office and home working. You will be expected to work in the office three days each week and work from home for two. 

For more information and the full details of how to apply, visit Hachette UK’s career page here. 


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