Sunday, 2 October 2016

October’s Job Vacancies

Job vacancies:
  • Hachette is seeking an Assistant Project Editor to join their John Murray Learning team. The successful candidate will work across their trade education list providing administrative support and managing a number of projects across a wide range of formats. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th October and position is based in London.
  • Penguin is advertising for an Editor to join their audio publishing division. The role will involve casting, scheduling and managing studio bookings, as well as working closely with sound editors to brief production expectations. This position is based in London and the deadline for applications is Monday 17th October.
  • Wiley is looking for a Senior Editorial Assistant to provide support to their peer review team. The successful candidate will ensure the smooth progression of journal manuscripts through the peer review process. The role will involve working closely with editors, authors and reviewers. The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th October and the position is based in Oxford/Chichester.
  • Oxford University Press is seeking an Assistant Commissioning Editor for Economics. The role will involve overseeing the delivery and publication of around 55 titles a year through frequest liaison with authors and internal departments. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 11th October and the position is based in Oxford.
  • Cambridge University Press is advertising for an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative support for a team of commissioning editors working on the life science and astronomy lists. The role will involve administrative tasks, seeking permissions and endorsements, and writing cover copy. The position is based in Cambridge and the closing date for applications is Monday 17th October.

Friday, 22 April 2016

April’s Job Vacancies and Internship Opportunities

Job vacancies:
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their acquisitions department. The successful candidate will work on various areas of the list, including the autism spectrum, social work, mental health, and counselling. The position is based in London (near King’s Cross) and the closing date for applications is Friday 6th May.
  • Bloomsbury is advertising for an Assistant Editor to join their Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack team. The role involves providing editorial and administrative support, fact-checking, writing small sections of the Almanack, proofreading, and copy editing. The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a demonstrable love of cricket. The closing date for applications is Thursday 19th May and the position is based in Hampshire.
  • If you’re interested in children’s books, Little Tiger Press has a vacancy for a Sales Admin Assistant to help with customer account management and administrative duties. The role will involve maintaining and analysing sales databases, liaising with customers, and seeking customer engagement opportunities. The position is based in London and the deadline for applications is Friday 6th May.
  • Palgrave Higher Education, a publisher of textbooks and educational resources in the humanities and social sciences, is seeking an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor to work on their study skills list. The successful candidate will provide administrative and editorial support to editors, manage the peer review process, prepare typescripts for handover, write and edit cover copy, and liaise with authors.
  • Hodder Education has a vacancy in their marketing department for an Events and Marketing Assistant. The chosen candidate will assist with a variety of events, attend key events throughout the year, and help set up their sales conference. The closing date is Monday 9th May.
  • Dorling Kindersley (DK) is looking for a Publicity Executive to join their publicity team. The role will involve working closely with their global marketing and PR teams, and securing features, reviews and media interviews. The position is based in London and the deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th May.
Internships and work experience opportunities:
  • Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher, is advertising for interns. Successful candidates will assist with social media campaigns, contact authors, proofread and format books ready for publication, and write cover blurbs.
  • Dorling Kindersley (DK) has work experience placements available in their editorial, marketing, and design departments. These placements last for two weeks and are based in London.
  • Hurst Publishers, a non-fiction publisher based in Central London, is offering internships to graduates interested in pursuing a career in publishing. These internships are available throughout the year and generally last around six weeks. To apply, send your CV and covering letter to Jonathan de Peyer (jon@hurstpub.co.uk).
  • Granta Books, an independent publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction based in London, runs a work experience programme for graduates. Placements last four weeks and successful candidates will gain hands-on experience in sales, marketing, publicity, and editorial.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

February’s Job Vacancies and Internship Opportunities


Job vacancies:
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers is looking for a Marketing and Publicity Executive to help with marketing campaigns. JKP is a professional publisher who has lists on the autism spectrum, social work, mental health, and counselling. The chosen candidate will be responsible for organising marketing campaigns, attending conferences, and social media marketing. The position is based in London (near King’s Cross) and the closing date for applications is Monday 22nd February.
  • If you’re interested in book sales, HarperCollins is seeking a Sales Operations Administrator to support their Sales team and help maintain stock levels. Responsibilities include preparing reports, managing data, analysing stock reports, raising invoices, and updating stock management systems. This role is based in London in the London Bridge Quarter.
  • Nature Publishing Group, part of Springer Nature, is looking to recruit an Editorial Assistant. The successful candidate will handle administrative tasks within the Nature Reviews and Nature Protocols team. Specific responsibilities include providing support to authors, checking manuscripts, obtaining rights and permissions, and ensuring databases are updated. This position is based in London, next to King’s Cross, and the deadline for applications is Wednesday 24th February.
  • The education publisher, Macmillan Education, is seeking a Part-time Media Assistant to help with the smooth running of their media department. The chosen candidate will assist the Media Producers and Media Team Manager, and will be required to assist on shoots, prepare props, carry out photo research, and help with other project-specific needs. The position is based in London and the closing date for applications is Thursday 18th February.
Internship opportunities:
  • Cambridge University Press is offering six-week internships for current or recent Publishing MA students. In their Academic division, there are opportunities available in Marketing, Open Access, and Science Journals. In their Education division, there are vacancies in Commissioning, Design & Content, and Marketing. Interns will be paid a living wage and will need to be available between Monday 16th May and Friday 1st July. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st March and the internships are based in Cambridge.
  • Hurst Publishers, a non-fiction publisher based in Central London, is offering internships to graduates interested in pursuing a career in publishing. These internships are available throughout the year and generally last around six weeks. To apply, send your CV and covering letter to Jonathan de Peyer (jon@hurstpub.co.uk).
  • Oxford University Press has opened its Summer Internship Scheme with a range of opportunities available in different teams. Internships are based in Oxford and will start on Monday 4th July and finish on Friday 26th August. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st March.
  • Little, Brown Books, a publisher of children’s and young adult fiction, is looking for an Editorial Assistant Intern. The internship will last six months and the successful candidate will gain an insight into children’s publishing. There will be opportunities to learn how to proofread and copy edit, and the role will involve reading submissions and assisting with manuscripts. The position is based in London and the deadline for applications is Thursday 18th February.
As always, if you do decide to apply for any of these opportunities and would like some advice on writing stand out covering letters and CVs, please feel free to get in touch: pathwaytopublishing@gmail.com.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Getting Noticed: The Impact of My Blog

My blog officially ‘went live’ six months ago, and I’m finally starting to see that my efforts are not going unnoticed. I now have a growing network on Twitter (Suzanne Collier started following me the other day!) and readers are even getting in touch with me via email. But one of the most exciting developments was being approached recently by two separate organisations asking whether I’d be interested in being interviewed and featured on their websites. Of course, I jumped at both of these opportunities, so I’ve listed the links below for any of you who’d like to read them.

My first interview was with Publishing Trendsetter, a website for young professionals in the publishing industry:


And the second interview was with Trident Media, one of the many media outlets run by the University of Hertfordshires Students Union:


More blog posts are on the way very soon!

Thanks for reading.

Gemma

Sunday, 6 December 2015

December’s Job Vacancies and Internship Opportunities


Starting your job hunt over Christmas? Check out the latest opportunities in publishing:
  • The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the worlds largest engineering institutions, is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their Books Editorial and Production team. The role will involve tasks such as, managing the signing of contracts, preparing manuscripts for production, ensuring accurate payment of royalties, and ordering gratis and review copies. The position is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
  • Interested in selling books? Bloomsbury is recruiting an International Sales Assistant to work across all of their publishing divisions. The successful candidate will be tasked with selling books in all territories, liaising with customers, providing marketing material, and creating promotional sales kits and regular newsletters. The role is based in London and the closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th December.
  • Bloomsbury also has a vacancy for an Assistant Editor to join their Adult Editorial team and work on their award-winning cookery and lifestyle list. The role will involve providing editorial and administrative support, liaising with authors, writing cover copy, assisting Production with reprint corrections, and clearing permissions. The candidate must have a minimum of one years editorial experience. The deadline for applications is Friday 18th December.
  • Sage Publications, an academic book and journal publisher in business, humanities, social sciences and STM, is looking for an Editorial Assistant. The successful candidate will be working on Sages STM journals and the role will involve providing support to two editors, arranging meetings and taking notes, and supporting the launch of new journals. The position is based in London and the closing date for applications is Thursday 10th December.
  • Are you passionate about childrens books? HarperCollins is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join their award-winning Childrens team. The position will involve tasks such as, liaising with authors, preparing rejection letters, monitoring submissions, copy writing sales and marketing material, proofreading jacket copy, preparing prelims, and sending cover proofs to authors. The role is based in London and the closing date for applications is Friday 11th December.
  • Taylor & Francis Group, a leading academic publisher, has numerous Editorial Assistant vacancies in the following subject areas: Business, Management and Accounting, Geography and Tourism, and Sociology. The roles will involve managing the peer review process, drafting author contracts, preparing manuscripts for handover to production, and writing promotional copy for marketing materials. These positions are all based in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, and the closing date for applications is early January 2016.
  • Edward Elgar Publishing is seeking an Assistant Editor with a keen interest in social sciences to join their academic book publishing team. The position will involve guiding proposals through the peer review process, handling contractual arrangements, and other administrative work. The role is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and the deadline for applications is Friday 11th December.
  • Profile Books, a London-based non-fiction publisher, is offering eight-week, full-time internships. They are currently accepting applications for positions opening in May 2016. The internship will cover all areas of publishing including administration, publicity, marketing, and editorial. All interns are paid the London Living Wage. Interviews will take place in January 2016.
  • Little, Brown Book Group is running an Editorial Work Experience scheme for graduates looking to build up industry experience on their CVs. Placements last two weeks and will cover all aspects of entry-level work in the publishing industry.
  • Little Tiger Press, a small childrens publisher based in London, is offering work experience placements in editorial, design, and marketing and publicity. Unfortunately the placements are unpaid, but expenses of up to £10 per day are covered.
As always, if you do decide to apply for any of these opportunities and would like some advice on how to write stand out covering letters and CVs, please feel free to get in touch: pathwaytopublishing@gmail.com.