• The Publishing Post

Job Opportunities (Week Commencing 31st August 2020)

Publishing Roles:


Editorial Assistant at Quadrille

Salary: £23,000 pa

Location: Southwark, London

Quadrille is the leading publisher of illustrated lifestyle non-fiction. Their emphasis is on beautiful, informative, practical and fun books, which cover topics including cooking, nature, fashion, wellbeing and empowerment.


They are seeking an editorial assistant to provide support to the Publishing Director and editorial team. They are looking for applicants who want to immerse themselves in making books, helping authors and agents, learning how publishing works through liaising with all departments and who can champion their publishing. View the full job description here.


The ideal candidate:

  • is meticulous, with excellent attention to detail and spelling.

  • is proficient in Word, Excel and general IT.

  • can work independently as well as in a team.

  • is interested in writing and adapting cover copy.

  • is highly organised and able to multitask.

  • is confident with written and verbal communication.

  • has an interest in the subjects and lifestyle trends into which we publish.

  • is motivated and eager to learn.

As an entry-level role, no previous publishing experience is required, but a love of books is essential.


Interested? Apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to recruitmentUK@hardiegrant.com before the closing date, 7th September 2020.


Junior Commissioning Editor at Unbound

Salary: £25,000 pa


Unbound is searching for a Junior Commissioning Editor!

You would be working with authors, bloggers, graphic novelists, journalists and more. You will be supporting the Co-Founder and publisher of Unbound on launching books on their crowdfunding platform as well as seeing the manuscript through the process to publication. You will also be assisting in commissioning projects and supporting in contract negotiations.

You will also have the opportunity to create your own book ideas, liaise with Marketing on campaigns and generate ideas on attracting new audiences.


The ideal candidate must be adaptable and proactive, enthusiastic, creative and self-driven. You must also be able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and have great communication skills.


Black, Asian or other minority ethnic candidates are particularly welcome to apply.

For more details click here. To apply send your CV and covering letter to jobs@unbound.co.uk with the role title in the subject line.


Independent Bookshop Sales Manager at Abrams & Chronicle Books

Salary: £28,000 pa



Abrams & Chronicle Books are looking for an Independent Bookshop Sales Manager to join the team. You will be working for the European arm of two esteemed U.S. publishing houses: ABRAMS, based in New York, and Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco. While this is a home-based role, it does require extensive travel across the UK and a company car is included, so therefore a UK driving license is essential! The successful candidate will help to grow sales, seek out new business opportunities and support independent bookshops outside London. To apply, you need to have a passion for beautiful books and stationery, and experience in bookselling or sales. You should have a proven ability to establish excellent working relationships, excellent communication and organisational skills and be a great team player.


To apply, send your CV and cover letter to tward@abramsandchronicle.co.uk by the 18th September.


Dramatic Rights Agent at the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency

Salary: £28,000–£40,000 pa (depending on experience)

The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is looking for a Dramatic Rights Agent to handle book to screen rights for the agency’s titles, manage the ongoing book to screen process post-deal, and build the profile of the Agency’s book to screen department. The ideal candidate will have excellent contacts with a wide range of producers and talent, and at least three years’ relevant experience either in the Film & TV world, or the literary. This role would suit someone who is perhaps an assistant or associate agent looking for a next step. It is essential that candidates are able to work well under pressure and have strong negotiating and organisational skills.


If you are interested in this role apply now on the agency’s website as this job opportunity closes on the 1st September!


It’s Not Publishing, But...


Don’t miss out on the chance to learn all about marketing from publishing powerhouse, Ellie Pilcher (@ElliePilcher95). On top of her full-time position as a Marketing Manager for Avon Books (who were named Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards), Ellie is also a blogger, freelance journalist and novelist. She is offering FREE marketing workshops, entitled #MarketYourMarketing, for anyone that is interested in pursuing a career in this department (or publishing in general). There are three sessions to choose from, and you can apply via Eventbrite. The first session is set to take place on the 1st September (tomorrow), so it may be fully booked, but hopefully there is still space on the other two.