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Job Opportunities - Issue 16

Contracts Assistant HarperCollins Publishers

Closing Date: 15/02/21 Salary: £24,250 Location: London

HarperCollins Publishers are looking for a Contracts Assistant to work within their Legal and Contracts Team. As a Contracts Assistant you will gain exposure to many aspects of the publishing industry, supporting the Legal and Contracts Team by entering contract information into royalties’ database. You will be drafting contracts, confidentiality agreements, standard competition terms and conditions. You will also be reviewing Contract Request Forms as they are submitted to the department. Alongside these core responsibilities, you will manage permissions requests with the Contracts team, as well as undertaking special projects and duties, decided by the Contracts Manager. This is an entry-level role, the only experience required is having previously worked in an office environment. You must possess sound knowledge of Microsoft programmes including Word, Excel and Outlook. You must be a team player who can use their own initiative and can work well under pressure. Both written and verbal communication skills are a must, you must be highly organised and adept at working to deadlines. For more information and to apply, click here.

Design Administrator – DK Children’s


Closing Date: 17/02/21

Salary: £23,917 Location: London

DK Children’s are looking for a Design Administrator to work in their 0-9 team.

You will be involved in admin tasks, tracking project schedules and chasing designers, organising circulation materials, creating and organising sales materials and helping with some technical support.


You must be detail-focussed, be able to keep calm under pressure, confident, methodical, a team player and understand workflows and processes.


Some experience in InDesign and Photoshop would be desirable but not required, as training will be given to the successful candidate.


For more information and to apply, click here.

Translation Rights Intern – A. M. Heath


Closing Date: 21/02/21

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: London

A.M. Health Literary Agency is looking for someone to fill their three-month paid internship position for Translation Rights.


The successful candidate’s tasks will include general support such as diary management and processing invoices, dealing with telephone and written rights requests and coordinating materials with publishers and authors. You will also be helping the Rights team, especially as they prepare for the London Book Fair. This opportunity is open to individuals from a group which is underrepresented in the creative industries.


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and organised. You will need a good attention to detail, strong communication skills and computer skills in Word, Powerpoint and Excel.


Check out the link to apply.


Royalties Assistant – Bonnier Books


Closing Date: 21/02/21

Salary: £23,000 Location: London (flexible)


Bonnier Books are searching for a Royalties Assistant to join their team. The ideal candidate will be assisting with ad-hoc tasks, working with reports, assisting in statement runs, liaising with clients and agents, assisting on projects and more.


You must friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and be able to keep calm under pressure. You must be comfortable using the phone, working as part of a team and be able to build relationships with clients.


Previous knowledge of the industry, knowledge of Excel and Biblio would be preferable, but not required.


Check out the link to apply.

Editorial Assistant – Troubador Publishing Ltd.

Closing Date: 03/03/21 Salary: £19,483 Location: Leicester

Troubador Publishing are looking for an Editorial Assistant to work within their Editorial department. As an Editorial Assistant you will be copyediting and proofreading manuscripts, supporting the Production department with typesetting and proof corrections as needed. As part of a busy Production department, you will be taking books from manuscript to printed book form, whilst working under the Editorial Controller. You will be using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat alongside Microsoft Office software packages. This is an entry-level position; therefore no prior publishing experience is required as full training will be given. However, you must have exemplary English and literary skills, a keen eye for detail, accuracy, an interest in books and the ability to self-motivate. You must have excellent customer service skills and work effectively under pressure, whilst also being a team player who is willing to champion the company’s aims and ethos. For more information and to apply, here.


Publishing Assistant – Troubador Publishing Ltd.

Closing Date: 03/03/21 Salary: £19,483 Location: Leicester Troubador Publishing are looking for a Publishing Assistant to join their Book Production team. The role will include involvement in all of the processes of taking a book from manuscript to print - including style proofing, layout and typesetting, proof corrections and image manipulation. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat. You will also need a good eye for text design, an interest in book production and be detail-oriented. Email a CV and cover letter to Jane Rowland to apply. Check out the job description here!



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