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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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 by Friday, 6th February 2015.

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

Work Experience at Sales & Marketing

Bounce Marketing

Location: London

Bounce Sales and Marketing represent some of the leading independent children’s publishers both in the UK and Export markets.

We are seeking an Intern to join our busy Head Office team. The role will include supporting our MD, our Sales Executive, our Marketing Manager and assisting us with preparations for meetings and with supplying our Reps with sales material. In addition you will attend Publisher meetings where possible and gain an insight into many aspects of the Sales and Marketing process. We can also arrange for you to accompany one of our local area sales managers when visiting accounts to learn how the selling process works in practice.

Ideally you will have completed or be undertaking a Publishing course at present. The ideal candidate will be numerate, accurate, have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise. You will also be confident in the use of Excel and other MS Office applications with the ability to quickly learn and use different systems. You should also be passionate about Children’s books!

We will pay a flat rate of £10 per day towards travel and lunch costs. Placements are offered for a period of 2-3 weeks.

Please apply with your CV to

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Posted on 08 Jan 2015 around 10am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Paid Internship – digital publishers


Location: Oxford

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. (

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, by Friday 3rd October. We will begin holding interviews before this date, so please apply ASAP.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted on 23 Sep 2014 around 7am • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Data Analyst Intern

Nielsen Book Research

Location: London


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.

Full details

Posted on 18 Aug 2014 around 6pm • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Paid work experience - Editor assistant role

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


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Posted on 18 Aug 2014 around 6pm • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Paid Work Experience in August in Oxford


Location: Oxford

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
  • 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.

Full details

Posted on 07 Jul 2014 around 10am • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Dictionaries Assistant (Fixed Term Contract)

Oxford University Press

Location: Oxford

Deadline for application: 1 June 2014

About Us
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.

Full details

Posted on 20 May 2014 around 8am • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Business Development Internship (Market Research/Client Development)

Third Millennium

Location: London (Farringdon)

Deadline for application: Tuesday, 27 May; interviews (tbc): Thursday, 29 May

About Us
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.

The Role
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.

The Candidate
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:

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Posted on 20 May 2014 around 8am • Filed Under Temporary Positions in Publishing • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

Website volunteer for OXFAM

Oxfam GB

Location: Oxford

Role Description

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.

Role specification

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.

Full details

Posted on 09 Apr 2014 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

Publishing Jobs and Work Experience Offered

Hawthorn Press

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:

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Posted on 25 Mar 2014 around 1pm • Filed Under Work Experience in Publishing

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