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By Jessica Povey and Joanne Fu

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant at The Agency

Closing Date: 7 June 2024

Salary: £25,642

Location: London

Do you have a passion for books and a passion for theatre, film & TV? The Agency has an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to join their ranks.

This dual role will offer one enthusiastic and hardworking multi-tasker the chance to see all sides of the business, providing experience liaising with other book agencies and seeing how The Agency represents their clients’ media rights.

Your main responsibilities in this role will include managing the telephone switchboard, running the meeting room diary, organising the post and booking taxis and couriers with company assistants. You will also be the face of the business as you welcome visitors and set up meeting rooms.

You will have a keen eye for detail and will be expected to carry out general office maintenance as well as keeping internal databases updated. The twelve-month contract develops a variety of skills, and you will need to prioritise a varied workload. Unsolicited submissions by prospective screenwriters and novelists will be logged, tracked and evaluated by you and you will be asked to contribute to social media output. You will assist a senior agent with invoicing fees, scheduling and tracking contracts.

The Agency is looking for a friendly applicant that can remain calm under pressure and who is considerate, approachable and will thrive within their collaborative team.

The role will begin in early June and is located at The Agency’s Pottery Lane Office in London. It is a fixed term contract.

Find instructions on how to apply at Creative Access.


Mentorship Scheme at Society of Young Publishers (Six Months)

Closing Date: 16 June 2024

Salary: Unpaid

Location: Remote

Want to move into publishing but don’t know if you have the skills or experience for it? Are you undecided if the industry is for you? The SYP can answer any of your queries with their UK-wide mentorship scheme open for their 2024 cohort.

The SYP (Society of Young Publishers) is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers helping to demystify the industry to publishing hopefuls or assisting those already established in their careers to progress further (anyone with less than ten years of experience).

With eight branches open for different areas of the UK, the scheme is a fantastic and free opportunity to receive personalised guidance from publishing professionals matched based on your needs. Chosen mentees will be offered a six-month mentoring period with a minimum of four formal one-on-one virtual meetings with their mentor. There is also an invitation to meet and network with others in the scheme, both mentors and mentees, through a virtual social event.

People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply and for more detailed information, click here.


Sales Operations Assistant at Faber & Faber

Closing Date: 10 June 2024

Salary: £28,750

Location: London

Faber & Faber have a full-time role in their Sales department. The role of Sales Operations Assistant will require the responsibility to work on a busy sales team to support Faber and the Independent Alliance (eighteen independent publishing houses).

Tasks include all aspects of sales support that the Faber sales department covers and across the various distribution warehouses. You will liaise with account managers to ensure customer satisfaction. Alongside this, you will be tasked with preparing sales figures and packs, distributing and coordinating information and materials, monitoring and processing orders, responding to ad hoc queries and requests, running regular sales reports and other administrative support.

Faber are looking for a book lover with proven admin skills, and who is a confident communicator with strong numeracy skills. Previous publishing experience is not necessary, but it is essential that they hold working knowledge of Google Mail, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

The role would ideally start in July and is located at their London office. It is on a hybrid basis with a requirement of two days minimum per week.

Find out how to apply via The Bookseller.


Marketing Assistant at Berghahn Books

Closing Date: 7 June 2024

Salary: £24,000

Location: Oxford

Pursuing a career in academic publishing? Independent publisher Berghahn Books are searching for a Marketing Assistant to support their global marketing activities.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will work to promote Berghahn’s list of titles across the Humanities and Social Sciences. In your role, you will create marketing plans and materials, assist with author care and general outreach, provide support at conferences, record performance statistics and update website content alongside general administrative duties.

Berghahn Books are searching for an applicant with excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, excellent grammar and proficiency in Microsoft programmes, especially Word and Excel. Knowledge of MailChimp is beneficial as well as any basic desktop design skill. You should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in scholarly publishing.

This role is based in Berghahn Book’s Oxford office and offers a hybrid working pattern.

To find out how to apply for this role click here.


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