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Job Opportunities (Week Commencing 06 July 2020)


Internship at Jericho Writers


Jericho Writers are offering a paid Internship opportunity in Oxford. They connect writers with publishing services such as literary agents and the role involves assisting with a live customer service chat and marketing to potential new members. It is paid £10 an hour with a commitment of up to 35 hours a week.  In order to apply: “drop an email to Simon Dodd, the CEO [simon@jerichowriters.com] and tell him why you would be an asset to Jericho Writers.” There is no specified closing date so apply promptly in order to be considered.



Assistant Member Editor at Apolitical


Apolitical, a global learning platform for public servants, are looking for an Assistant Member Editor to start immediately. You will be responsible for editing articles written by influential public servants and policymakers, so a passion for and understanding of policy and government is essential. The successful candidate will have some experience writing for a publication, excellent attention to detail and a proven interest in learning new skills. Coding skills and fluency in Spanish, French or Portuguese would also be advantageous. The position is initially a six-month contract and based in London, with the salary ranging from £26000 to £32000, depending on experience. If you are interested, send your CV and cover letter to Anders Broend Christensen [anders.broend@apolitical.co] by 19 July. 


Sales Consultant at Hachette UK


The Hodder Education Group, part of Hachette UK, are currently seeking two Sales Consultants to join their vibrant sales team. Working term-time only, one role is based in the Oxfordshire area and the other in the South London, SE, Surrey or Hampshire area. Responsibilities include managing accounts with the aim of growing turnover and acting on new opportunities. To succeed in this role, you need to be a target-driven and adaptable individual with a passion for education and sales. Proven experience of attracting and retaining customers and increasing revenue in a previous role is also required. They are offering a salary of £22500 - £25000, depending on experience. You can apply through the Hachette website [hachette.co.uk] and applications close on 17 July. 



It’s Not Publishing, But...


These roles are not directly in the field of publishing but may help you to gain the skills needed to move into your dream role in the industry. 


Online Order Fulfilment Bookshop Assistant at Goldsboro Books


Goldsboro Books is looking for an Online Order Fulfilment and Bookshop Assistant. The ideal candidate will be assisting the Sales Director with any sales orders, ensuring they are chosen and despatched on time as well as supporting any back-orders on stock items.  The candidate will be liaising with suppliers and assist in contacting customers on all orders. You will also be helping with deliveries from suppliers, ensuring they’re checked on a daily basis and that all shelves are well-stocked within the bookshop. This is a full-time position based in London offering a salary of £18000. 


Apply now by sending your CV and covering letter to David Headley [jobs@goldsborobooks.com]. The closing date is 24 July.