Work Experience in Publishing
This vacancy list for work experience in publishing is run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies
The Centre also runs a listing of jobs in publishing
Location: Central London
Deadline for application: 27th July 2014
A leading technical book publisher, Artech House provides professionals and students with cutting-edge books and software from top authorities. From the hottest emerging areas, such as nanotechnology, power engineering, and GPS/GNSS, to established high-tech fields, including communications engineering, RF/microwave design, and computer security, Artech House publishes the forward-looking titles that engineers and managers need to excel. Artech House is a subsidiary of Horizon House Publications, Inc. and is an independent, family-run company with offices in Boston, USA and London, UK.
We currently have a vacancy for an intern for approx. 2 months to help with marketing, sales and editorial tasks in our office in Victoria, Central London. The internship is paid at minimum wage. The hours and days worked per week can vary to fit the selected candidate, but ideally around 25-30 hours per week. The intern will report to the Senior Commissioning Editor. Tasks will be research based and administrative but are vitally important to the company. Examples may include:
- Arranging book reviews
- Sending out acquisitions and marketing mailings
- Helping to research potential new authors / manuscript reviewers
- Sending out author contracts
- Requesting payments for reviewers
- Preparing manuscripts for handover to production (filling in checklists of word count, figure count, equation count etc.)
The role will include similar tasks to those that an editorial assistant would do. Please note, this role will not include production editorial tasks such as copyediting.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Aileen Storry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Location: London (Farringdon)
Deadline for application: Tuesday, 27 May; interviews (tbc): Thursday, 29 May
Third Millennium Information Limited (TMI) is a very high quality illustrated book publisher with a highly-focussed business model aimed primarily at the alumni and affinity markets. It has built an exceptional and international blue-chip list of partnership clients and possesses a growing database of more than 70,000 customers. It is in the process of launching a ground-breaking electronic book/magazine product for the affinity markets.
Third Millennium is seeking an intern to work four/five days per week across June and July to support the team in building on recent new business leads by helping to quantify and scale the wider UK and US markets, identifying new client prospects and refining our sales and marketing contact database. We will be happy to pay all reasonable expenses associated with travelling to and from our offices and offer a daily lunch allowance. The precise days of work are negotiable.
We are looking for a recent graduate with established research skills who can work independently and drive forward this important project with confidence. They will need to take a thorough and methodical approach to their work and possess excellent communication and database management skills. A publishing or marketing qualification and/or relevant previous experience would be useful
To apply: please email a cv and a short covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for this role to Dr Joel Burden: email@example.com
A coalition of environmental and human rights organizations (including Oxfam International, Greenpeace International, Avocats sans Frontières, Transparency International, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC) at Makerere University) seek a volunteer to assist in designing an accessible and visually appealing website that will provide information needed by advocates around the world to support their efforts to defend their rights. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in developing a cutting edge web-based product that will promote access to justice for people in developing countries.
Who we are
We are representatives of organizations working wit communities in developing countries around the world, creating a website that will enable public interest lawsuits in these countries, an area which is currently under-served. The website is intended to serve as a source of practical information, ‘how to’ guides enabling users to take concrete action, and as a platform to build a community of practice at regional and local levels to exchange knowlesdge and experience about public interest litigation. It is anticipated that the website - currently under construction - will have a general section on public interest litigation, as well as sections on specific sectors including Gender Justice, Environment and Climate Change, Civil and Political Rights, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Fighting Corruption and Constitutional Rights.
We are looking for someone to assist in transforming our basic prototype site into an innovative, eye-catching and user-friendly website, under the guidance of a member of the Action 4 Justice team. We are looking at candidates who are able to commit for an initial period of 3 to 6 months, based in the UK (London or Oxford), Amsterdam, Brussels or Berlin and welcome applications on a part-time basis.
The role will involve:
- Proposing, developing and implementing a design for the site;
- Meeting with a member of the Action 4 Justice team once a week, and liaising with the team, in particular those involved in uploading legal content onto the site, as and when necessary.
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
We are a small, Stroud, Gloucestershire based publisher (35 years old) and we are invite a publishing MA student to carry out significant literacy project in a timely way, reporting in Summer/Autumn 2014 or as agreed.
To propose a viable publishing and business plan for The ‘Storytelling School Programme, that may include a printed book series, ebook, audio, DVD’s, virtual academy website, programme support materials, image/style, marketing plan and strategy; and sponsorship e.g. for researching, developing and piloting specific projects within the programme.
The programme is an exciting, creative and innovative way of enriching children’s lives, improving literacy and raising school standards. Already successfully piloted in schools by leading educators and storytellers, Hawthorn Press is already committed to publishing the books and needs to think through the programme thoroughly.
Potential benefits for students?
The opportunity to use a range of relevant publishing skills and knowledge to analyse, evaluate and propose viable options for developing the Storytelling Series publishing programme for Hawthorn Press
Contact Martin Large with a CV and letter about why you are interested, what you can offer and how you might go about this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford University Press
Deadline for application: Friday 28 March 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 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.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Assistant to support the HE team during the peak publishing season this 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 6-week period Tuesday 6 May to Friday 13 June, working Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm (could be negotiable). Remittance £6.31 per hour.
- proof-reading and checking of book text and/or book covers
- QC checking
- online content checks on staging server
- scanning, printing, and other general administrative duties to support the team
- providing cover during holidays
Global Academic Business division of Oxford University Press
Deadline for application: 4 April 2014. Interview date: Friday 11 April 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. Global Academic publishes books, journals, and digital resources for the research, professional, and higher education markets. The Economics and Finance list at Oxford University Press is looking for a methodical publishing student to work on specific book and journal projects, from May until September, initially for one day a week.
The position will involve working on an advanced textbook in economics, which has been commissioned, and is in the process of being developed prior to delivery. The work will involve liaison with the editorial team and author, permissions departments at other publishers and institutes, on-screen bibliography editing using MS Word, Internet searches, and possibly external library resources. Additional tasks related to our journals titles will also involve research and data management.
The placement is unpaid; however lunch vouchers and travel costs will be provided.
To apply for this work experience, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com with the subject line: OICPS application
Oxford University Press
The Law Marketing team are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and motivated individual interested in academic publishing to join our friendly team in our main Oxford office for a period of one to two months, coming in 2 or 3 days a week. This is an unpaid position however, we will cover lunch expenses. Working knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop, and InDesign is desirable along with good understanding of publishing process; previous experience in publishing is not essential. The work experience person will assist in daily tasks, closely liaise with Marketing Executives, do market research, send books for reviews, and create promotional material.
The successful applicants will learn essential marketing skills through close involvement in all aspects of academic publishing.
To apply for this work experience, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this position to Isabel Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.