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Job Opportunities: Issue 20

By Jennifer Hill and Leah Bird

Membership, Events & Special Projects Intern, Booksellers Association

Closing date: 28/04/21 Salary: £19,200

Location: London


The Booksellers Association is looking for an intern to join their Membership and Events Departments.


You will be supporting the application and joining process, providing front line advice to potential and existing members and ensuring high quality administration and records management. Your role will also include supporting the operation and development of the membership and publisher databases. You will assist with the management of BA events and administration for both the Costa Book Awards and the Costa Short Story Award as well as ad hoc admin support on special projects.


The successful candidate will be a good team player, hard-working and friendly with excellent customer service skills. You will also need Microsoft Office experience, including good Excel skills and need a good attention to detail. It is also desirable to have knowledge of and experience in using digital meeting platforms such as Zoom. To apply click here.


Editorial Assistant (F1000 Research), Taylor & Francis Group

Closing Date: 18/04/21 Salary: £25,000 Location: London (Remote work possible)


The Taylor & Francis Group is looking for a proactive and resourceful individual to join the team as an Editorial Assistant on F1000Research and across their open research platforms.


You will have a range of responsibilities relating to facilitating the peer review process for their research platforms, including contacting internationally renowned academic researchers and clinicians, assessing the appropriateness of peer reviewers, providing additional suggestions, some basic editing and quality checks of peer review reports.


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, well-organised and will have strong English language skills. Excellent communication skills are desirable, as is a good eye for detail. You will also need a background in STEM and to be fully computer literate. To apply click here.


Editorial Assistant, Cambridge University Press

Closing Date: 13/04/21 Salary: £24,229-£28,106 Location: Cambridge (Currently remote)


Cambridge University Press is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join the Academic division to provide support to small teams of commissioning editors within the Books group.


Your responsibilities will include list management, project development, manuscript checks and copywriting. You will also provide high quality guidance and support for the authors throughout the writing and publication process. The successful candidate will initially work within the Science team to provide support to the Executive Publisher and to commissioning editors working on the Earth and Environmental Science book programme.


The ideal candidate will be able to multitask and prioritise. You will need strong organisational skills and excellent communication. IT skills are also desirable and you will need to have a proactive attitude. To apply click here.


Sales and Marketing Assistant/Executive, Scribe Publications

Closing Date: 19/04/21 Salary: £25,000-£30,000 Location: London


Scribe UK are looking for a Sales and Marketing Assistant/Executive! Are you enthusiastic about selling books? Love Marketing? Have experience in online sales or Marketing?


In this position, you will be helping develop assets, implementing campaigns and will look after the online sales listings for all of their books. You will also help look after their social media accounts, newsletter and website.


The ideal candidate must have an interest in digital culture and technology and some knowledge in marketing as well as experience in a similar field. For more information, click here.


Not Quite Publishing


Editorial Assistant Apprentice, Adam Matthew Digital

Closing Date: 16/4/21 Salary: £16,000 Location: London


Adam Matthew Digital are on the hunt for an Editorial Assistant Apprentice!

If you have a love for social sciences and humanities then this could be the perfect job for you!


You will be helping Adam Matthew Digital check imagery, metadata, transcriptions, audiovisual materials as well as testing digital resources and attending conferences. You will also be assisting with metadata for archival collections, liaising with suppliers, helping run technical processes, conducting research and assisting with the company’s social media and editorial content.


You must have great organisational skills, be able to manage your own workload, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and excellence attention to detail.


You will also have some knowledge of Excel, an ability to learn new tasks and solve problems. You must have an interest in how undergraduate/degree-level students learn, academic research and helping other people learn. Apply here.

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