Work Experience in Publishing

This vacancy list for work experience in publishing is run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

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Production Assistant

Oxford University Press, Content Operations, Global Academic Division

Location: Oxford

Deadline for application: 12 March 2015

We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Assistant to support the HE team during the peak publishing season this spring/summer. The role offers a great first step and insight into a publishing/production role.

The successful candidate will be joining a busy team focused on delivering an excellent service and continuously improving our processes to meet business needs. 

We are looking for someone for a 2 month period: Monday 27 April to Friday 26 June, working Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm. 

Exact dates/days/hours could be negotiable.

Remittance £6.50 per hour.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Global Academic Business publishes books, journals, and digital resources for the research, professional, and higher education markets. 

The Content Operations team is responsible for coordinating the production of high-quality print and electronic publications to schedule and to budget.

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Posted on 27 Feb 2015 around 9am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Editorial Internship Opportunity

Rowman & Littlefield International

Location: Kennington, South London

Deadline for application: 6 February 2015

Rowman & Littlefield International is offering an editorial internship based at our office in Kennington, South London, for twelve weeks starting in February 2015. This opportunity would best suit a recent graduate looking for experience in an academic publishing environment.

The role offers hands-on experience of key editorial tasks across our diverse range of subject areas. You will support commissioning editors by carrying out market and course research, liaising with authors, and carrying out some miscellaneous office administration.

The successful candidate will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy from the outset. She or he will be an enthusiastic self-starter, with strong attention to detail and an appetite to learn about academic publishing.

In addition to paying a small wage, we hope to provide you with an enjoyable and varied publishing experience. Rowman & Littlefield International is a small team with a wide range of senior level publishing knowledge and skills, so this is a rare opportunity to work and interact in this environment.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Anna Reeve, Senior Commissioning Editor, at areeve@rowman.com by Friday, 6th February 2015.

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Posted on 28 Jan 2015 around 4pm • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Editorial Assistant, 10 Months FTC

John Wiley & Sons Limited

Location: West Sussex

Deadline for application: 17th January 2013

This role will assist the Senior Commissioning Editor and Commissioning Editor in the development of their book publishing programmes covering food science and technology.

Key tasks include:

  • Maintaining contact with reviewers, authors, editors and contributors and tracking progress of publishing projects
  • Ensuring internal systems are correctly updated and maintained
  • Checking manuscripts, artwork and permissions and handovers to Content Management
  • Book list management and development
  • General secretarial and administration duties

Selection criteria

  • Experience of working in administration
  • Experience of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A proven ability to prioritise own workload and work independently on many different projects simultaneously
  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • Proven ability in customer/client liaison
  • Educated to A level or equivalent, education to degree level is desirable
  • A basic understanding of the publishing industry and process is desirable but not essential

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Posted on 03 Jan 2013 around 2pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

List Marketing Manager, 10 Months FTC

John Wiley & Sons Limited

Location: West Sussex

Deadline for application: 17th January

The successful candidate for this role will be required to implement appropriate marketing for key book lists in Social Sciences and Humanities.  They will need to act as key marketing contact for the Literature, Cultural Studies and Communication Studies booklists with the aim of increasing revenue, securing adoptions and developing the scope and profile of these lists within the market.

Some of the main tasks involved include:

  • Implementing agreed marketing plans and strategies for key books on the list, including e-marketing, conferences, websites, special sales initiatives, print based promotions, print and online advertising, social media
  • Ensuring that all textbooks and eTextbooks are promoted in a suitable manner to the target audience, including e-mail and direct mail campaigns, promotions with Amazon and contributing to companion web sites
  • Ensuring that all reference titles (print and digital) including multi-volume reference works, are promoted in an appropriate manner to the target audience, including scheduling and implementing library, faculty and contributor promotions
  • Working on timely publicity and press campaigns for key trade titles to ensure optimum review coverage
  • Playing an integral role in marketing planning for their subject lists and in communicating relevant information to all stakeholders, including global marketing colleagues in the US and Asia, and sales and journal colleagues
  • Communicating proactively with authors to inform them of planned marketing activities
  • Maintaining high quality data on our systems and ensure accuracy of information for our customers through various content management databases

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Posted on 03 Jan 2013 around 2pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Marketing Executive

Oxford University Press

Location: Oxford

Deadline for application: 20th January 2013

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The Global Academic Business Division publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

About the Role

The Medical Books Department is responsible for the creation of printed and electronic products for all levels of medical professional, from student to consultant, and other allied health professionals. The department currently manages 3,100 products, with around 130 publishing each year.

The Marketing Executive is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of direct marketing campaigns, to optimise sales of both books and online products across the full range of sales channels, and in line with the agreed strategies for the department. We are looking for a highly-organised and creative individual who can balance a wide variety of tasks and manage their time effectively.

Their key responsibilities will be to:

  • Write and implement marketing plans under the guidance of the Senior Marketing Manager
  • Plan and produce marketing materials in conjunction with authors and editors, including mailing pieces and email campaigns
  • Maintain a high standard of author care
  • Utilize all available marketing channels and research new channels as appropriate, such as social media
  • Ensure sales colleagues have sufficient information to represent our products effectively to external partners
  • Represent OUP at conferences and book launches
  • Maintain internal systems to ensure promotional material and the OUP website is up to date

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Posted on 03 Jan 2013 around 2pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Assessment Coordinator

Oxford University Press

Location: Oxford

Deadline for application: January 16th

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

About the Role

This role, in the Test Development Unit (TDU), was established to help achieve the operational objectives in producing online tests.
The core responsibilities for this post are to:

  • Liaise with key personnel, externally and internally, to ensure the effective running of TDU operations
  • Assist in the promotion of the TDU to increase the awareness of and interest in the ELT test portfolio
  • Fulfil the requirements of the test development process according to established guidelines and procedures
  • Support the development of appropriate IT systems for the effective running of operations
  • Support the end-to-end process of examiner recruitment and management
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with test centres worldwide, and provide a high level of customer service

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Posted on 02 Jan 2013 around 2pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Publicity/Editorial Assistant Internship

Piccadilly PRess

Location: London

Deadline for application: 11th January 2013

Piccadilly Press is offering a three month part-time internship. The position is unwaged but travel expenses will be provided. 

Reporting to editorial assistant, Natasha Barnden and Administrative manager, Vivien Tesseras, you will work at Piccadilly Press for two days a week (we prefer Thursday and Friday) over a period of three months assisting with general publicity and promotion work, including managing Piccadilly’s social networking channels and the website, managing the contacts database and sending out review copies. You will also be assisting with ebook administration and helping the editors with proof reading and general editorial work.

Essential skills: You will hold a university degree or be in your final year and be self-sufficient, motivated and decisive. You will have an interest in networking and promotion as well as general publishing, and be confident and outgoing – contributing to meetings, using social media (twitter and facebook especially), and emailing/phoning a range of contacts. You should be fluent, articulate and accurate in spoken and written English. 

You will have some basic design skills and be happy to work with either Apple or PC programs.
Please send your CV and a covering email explaining why you’d like to apply for the internship to:
b.gardner@piccadillypress.co.uk  cc n.barnden@piccadillypress.co.uk The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday January 11th 2013.

                                   

Posted on 02 Jan 2013 around 1pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Marketing Intern

Berghahn Books


Marketing Intern

Marketing Intern required initially for a 3-month period, 2 days per week (preferably Wednesday and Thursday, but open to discussion.) by busy scholarly press to handle multiple tasks in a small firm environment. Would likely suit current MA student with an interest in the Humanities/Social Sciences.

Responsibilities include  

1.      Loading and sending out e-Newsletters 

2.      Executing Social Media Postings on Facebook and Twitter

3.      Research into Conference Selection (for potential attendance, ads in programme guide, flyers in delegate pack, titles on display) and maintenance of s/sheet

4.      Research into industry Awards (which we can nominate our titles/authors for, both online and via Author Promotion Form) and maintenance of s/sheet

5.      Research into Associations/Societies re: Co-Marketing opportunities, and maintenance of s/sheet 

6.      Extracting Key Points/Differentiating Aspects from Approved Copy about specific titles for purpose of “at-a-glance” marketing information

7.      Extracting Transmittal Form data to provide to Approved Distributor (Turpin)

8.      Sales Analysis – lifetime sales, relative performance of paperback vs hardback, hit rate (average revenue per month since publication) etc

9.      Research in support of course adoptions – cross referencing academic contacts from Author Promotion Forms with our database

10.  Some mailing list cleaning on database         

Please contact Leigh Waite at leigh.waite@berghahnbooks.com with CV and covering letter

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Posted on 13 Dec 2012 around 5pm • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Editorial Work Experience

Inkwell Media

Location: London and Oxfordshire but work to be sent from your own Laptop

Inkwell are a small publishing company specialising in Primary school level Resources for schools. We have an opportunity for 2 people to help us create highly illustrated educational materials between January and Easter 2013. The product is a highly illustrated general knowledge resource. 

This is an opportunity to be involved in fast-moving editorial development and to get hands-on experience in researching and writing copy with some picture research. Work can be done from home, combined with progress meetings and training sessions with the directors at their homes or at meetings in Oxford .

A commitment of a minimum of 3 hours a week is required, but we can be flexible about arrangements.  
We are able to cover transport  and subsistence costs for meetings.

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Posted on 05 Dec 2012 around 9am • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Publicity Internship

Princeton University Press

Location: Woodstock, Oxford

Deadline for application: 16th November

The UK office of Princeton University Press is based in Woodstock, Oxford.  We are a small, friendly editorial, rights and publicity office. We are looking for an enthusiastic student from the Publishing MA to come in one day a week (day is flexible). The internship will start in November and run until at least March, possibly longer. 

Most of the work will be publicity-based, but the internship will involve some marketing, editorial and rights work.

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Posted on 25 Oct 2012 around 10am • Filed Under Permanent Position in Media Company • Filed Under Permanent Positions in Publishing and New Media • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

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