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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Content Operations, Global Academic Division. OUP
Deadline for application: 2 January 2015
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 digital publications to schedule and to budget.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Assistant to support the HE team. The role offers a great first step and insight into a publishing/production role.
Posted on 11 Dec 2014 around 9pm • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
We are looking for a highly organised person with strong communication skills and an interest in working within the publishing, film and performing arts sectors to join the team as we make key preparations for the second year of the festival in May 2015. Primarily reporting to the Festival Director and Writer & Artist Co-ordinator, the successful candidate would undertake a wide range of tasks and assist other members of the core team where required.
Posted on 05 Dec 2014 around 9am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
Oxford University Press
The OUP Music Department publishes a wide range of choral, vocal, instrumental, orchestral, and educational music, together with music text books, and ranks as a world class serious music publisher. It has an active back catalogue reaching back some 90 years..
Music Rights & Contracts is responsible for the administration of all contracts, licences, and processes required for acquiring publishing and other rights in titles published by the Music Department, and ensuring that all documentation is in place to secure and protect the acquired copyrights, to pay correct royalties and fees, and to resolve queries and conflicts. The team also deals with acquisitions, reassignments, reversions, and disposals. The team is responsible for licensing copyrights for use by third parties worldwide, for managing the income arising from such licensing, and for developing new licensing opportunities.
Posted on 05 Dec 2014 around 9am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
Vivat Direct Ltd (t/a Reader's Digest)
Deadline for application: 12 December 2014
We are looking for an intern for three months to be part of an enthusiastic digital media team based in Oxford Circus. There is some flexibility in hours and days worked.
You will be working with a skilled team across digital marketing and digital editorial. You will be a keen learner and hit the ground running. You will be working on specific research projects and play a key role in distributing content across web and mobile platforms.
Posted on 03 Dec 2014 around 11am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
Location: Hampstead, London
Deadline for application: 15 December 2014
You are a keen and enthusiastic publishing graduate with excellent attention to detail, good organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise your workload. Karnac is a specialist independent publisher, who is looking for someone to work mainly with the production department but also to assist the editorial and marketing teams. Key tasks will include proofing covers, checking text proofs, and liaising with authors and external suppliers. Proven copy editing and proofreading skills would be an advantage. You will be computer literate with good Word and Excel skills and the ability to pick up new databases quickly. Knowledge of social media is preferred but not essential. Karnac also operate a retail arm with a shop and mail order service; you will be expected to assist with these duties on occasion. Retail experience is preferred but not essential. This is an excellent opportunity to receive a solid grounding in all aspects of publishing with a small, friendly team based in Hampstead, London.
Posted on 23 Nov 2014 around 12pm • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
Deadline for application: Friday 3rd October.
We’re looking for a bright, committed intern to support our busy digital marketing department at Boardworks, an Oxford-based educational publisher which produces innovative teaching software for schools in the UK and worldwide. (www.boardworks.co.uk)
A paid position, this is a flexible role of either 1 or 2 days a week, and can be easily balanced alongside university work.
As part of this role you’ll be given the opportunity to develop key marketing skills, essential for a future career in publishing, including:
- Use of email marketing software;
- Management of two websites and use of a Content Management System;
- Use of InDesign to produce digital and print literature;
- SEO, Google Analytics, Data analysis
To apply email a covering letter and CV to Ros White, email@example.com by Friday 3rd October. We will begin holding interviews before this date, so please apply ASAP.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Nielsen Book Research
The role of Nielsen Book Research (NBR) Data Analyst focuses on the extraction and reporting of data from NBR’s ongoing Books & the Consumer survey as well as assisting with NBR’s ad hoc quantitative research projects in the UK.
- Extract and analyse data from NBR’s monthly Books & Consumer survey using the “Survey Reporter” (SR) and Oracle analysis software tools.
- Assist UK Research Director in monthly editing and checking processes for Books & Consumers, including liaison with the fieldwork agency, to ensure the most complete, accurate and timely information is provided to clients.
- Administer the Books & Consumers Oracle dashboard, including liaising with fieldwork agency and internal technical team to ensure timely loading of data; undertake data checks to ensure accuracy of figures; communicate news/key findings with survey subscribers.
- Extract and analyse data for custom/proprietary research projects using SNAP, Excel or other similar tools. This is likely to include the production of PowerPoint presentations and other data analyses as requested by colleagues and clients.
- Assist the UK Research Director in undertaking the monthly and quarterly collection of data from publishers and distributors for the Publisher Association Sales Monitor scheme, and produce regular reports for the Publishers Association and other stakeholders. Provide data and analyses for the annual PA Yearbook.
- Assist the UK Research Director and International Consumer Research Director as directed, including helping with the design of custom market research projects such as questionnaire design, testing survey links, analysis and reporting.
- Provide access to various research tools such as SR to clients, including sending out relevant datafiles to users and liaising with the fieldwork agency as required.
- Assist in the creation of the UK Annual Report and other standard and adhoc reports from time to time as required, including proof reading colleagues’ work to check both accuracy of the data and the written analysis.
- Build up a good working knowledge of Neilsen’s BookScan EPOS sales tracking system in order to be able to extract data to complement and check against consumer research.
Would you like to work on the final draft of a Good practice guide for Doctors across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset? Would you like to help us enhance the book design? Would it be of interest to develop a Specialist interest in the Medical field?
The ‘Green book’ is a good practice guide that is widely circulated to doctors and nurses looking after people with palliative care needs. The latest edition has been produced and is out for final consultation. The circulation will be over 10,000 hard copies, distributed by 10 Specialist Palliative care/Hospice units across the south of England (Wessex Medical Deanery area).
It is used by doctors in training and specialist clinical nurses. A pdf version will be on all the acute hospital intranets in the 4 counties involved. It is being developed into an App and will be used by emergency services including out of hours medical teams and ambulance crews.
We are looking to work with a person happy to work to tight timeframes, interested in book design and wanting to acquire experience working with a Medical Consultant editor.
Those interested please contact:
Dr Jane Bywater
Are you looking for summer work experience in the education, technology or online publishing sectors?
Linguavote is a start-up edu-tech company based in Oxford. We are currently preparing our language learning website for launch in September and we require some assistance from 1st August until 1st September. This is a great opportunity for a graduate in publishing, education or IT to gain valuable work experience, working alongside an experienced project manager and successful web development agency. We will remunerate you for work completed (not including shadowing activities) of up to £100 per week, plus any travel expenses.
Your skills and experience
We are looking for someone who:
- has good basic IT skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications including Word. Ideally you will have some experience in working with Content Management Systems.
- is able to work quickly but also have an eye for detail.
- has an interest in online publishing, educational technology, or teaching English as a foreign language.
- Uploading learning content to the CMS: you will be transferring learning content from a Word template to our Sitecore CMS.
- User Acceptance Testing: you will be trialling the site as an end-user, posting comments and checking that the gamification systems work.
- Managing testers: you will be managing a freelance team of user testers using the website fiverr.com.
- Editing worksheets: you will be enhancing the supporting teacher worksheets by tweaking design elements in the Word template and sourcing stock photography.
- Shadowing the director: you will be shadowing the director on various duties including user testing with students at Kings Colleges Oxford w/c 4th August and meetings with the developer agency in Cardiff.
Posted on 07 Jul 2014 around 10am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing •
Oxford University Press
Deadline for application: 1 June 2014
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.