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By Jessica Povey

Editorial Assistant at Bloomsbury Academic

Closing Date: 17th May 2024

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Location: London

Looking for opportunities in editorial? Have you thought about academic publishing? Bloomsbury Academic are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their team publishing, print and digital resources for the higher education market.

In this role you will be supporting the Commissioning Editor and Publisher to coordinate the development of textbooks and digital learning resources for university students, all the way from pitch to publication. You will be an excellent communicator, consulting with authors, academic advisors and colleagues across all departments. Key responsibilities include conducting courses, competitor and market research, managing the peer review process, assisting editorial workflow for digital content, arranging copyright permissions, briefing cover designs, writing cover copy and reading proofs whilst dealing with queries.

Bloomsbury are looking for a highly organised individual who can prioritise their workload effectively. Applicants should be motivated and meticulous, comfortable working under their own initiative, as well as being a team player. You should have experience with Microsoft Office applications. No prior experience in publishing is required.

The position will be based in the London office and operates on a hybrid pattern, with two days in the office and three at home; allocated office days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Find further information and apply here

Rights Assistant at Bloomsbury Publishing

Closing Date: 12th May 2024

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Location: Oxford

Are you considering a position in Rights? Bloomsbury are looking for a Rights Assistant to provide administrative support to their rights managers. The managers are responsible for selling licenses and co-editions for both the Bloomsbury Academic & Professional and the Osprey lists, so this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience from leaders in the industry.

The successful applicant will provide general administrative support such as processing contracts, gratis order, sending out translated author copies and electronic file supply. You will also manage co-edition fulfillment through Biblio, maintain schedules and approve invoices as well as deal with queries from colleagues, customers and authors alike. There will be opportunities to get involved with the preparation of key book fairs and sales trips, the compilation of newsletters and you will also be expected to manage Osprey’s permissions and prevent piracy of its intellectual property.

Similar to the Editorial role, the Rights team are looking for someone proficient in MS Office programmes with outstanding organisational and time management skills. You will have a keen interest in Rights and a passion for books, as well as an interest in other countries and cultures. Being confident in design software such as Photoshop and email marketing is highly advantageous.

This role takes place in Bloomsbury’s Oxford office with a hybrid work pattern of three days at home and two in-office.

Click here to read more and apply. 

Publicity Assistant at Bloomsbury Publishing

Closing Date: 10th May 2024

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Location: London

If neither of the above departments are for you, have you thought about a career in publicity? Bloomsbury’s Adult Marketing team are searching for a Publicity Assistant too!

As a key member of Bloomsbury’s pioneering publicity team, you will join a group of highly collaborative and supportive colleagues, reporting to the publicity director. You will perform day-to-day administrative support including liasing with the media and colleagues from all departments. If successful, you will assist on campaigns and events and have the exciting opportunity to plan and execute your own.

No prior experience of publishing is required in this role. The chosen candidate will gain valuable PR experience, gain a wider understanding of the publishing process and get exposure to key external stakeholders such as journalists, booksellers and event organisers.

The team is mainly looking for a proactive individual with superb organisation, efficiency and exceptional time management. If you’re a confident communicator they want to hear from you.

This role is based in Bloomsbury’s London office and operates on a hybrid pattern, with two days in-office and three at home.

You can find the full details and find out how to apply here

Deborah Rogers Foundation: David Miller Internship Programme

Closing Date: 13th May 2024

Salary: Payment for the internship is made at the current rate of the London living wage, for 6 Weeks.

Location: London 

Do you have a passion for books but are unsure about how to break into the industry? The Deborah Rogers Foundation’s David Miller internship programme is offering an entry-level springboard into publishing.

This six-week internship offers a hands-on introduction to the idea of rights and agenting and is run in partnership with some of the industry's leading publishers and literary agencies, some of which have previously included Penguin Random House, Faber, David Higham Associates, Profile Books and many more. It provides a mix of first-hand experience and training. The educational schedule also includes a visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in publishing, particularly rights and agenting. They will be inquisitive with excellent communication and collaboration skills, have strong literary skills and pay close attention to detail. Candidates will need to be highly organised and be able to prioritise effectively.

There are two internships up for grabs, and the programme is expected to start on the 16th September.

To read more and apply through Creative Access follow this link


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