Publications Assistant

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Location: London

Deadline for application: Sunday September 23, 2018

The School of Advanced Study unites nine institutes at the University of London to form the UK’s national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities.?? The School’s publications team, on behalf of the nine institutes, publishes a range of edited collections, monographs, reports and practitioner handbooks at the forefront of the humanities and social sciences.
The School is looking for a publications assistant to be involved in all parts of the publishing process.

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ou will get involved in all aspects of the publishing process, forming a key part of a small and friendly team. Your duties will include liaising with authors, editors, freelancers and peer reviewers, so you will have excellent communication skills. You will send out and receive author contracts, input book metadata into various systems, carry out routine finance tasks and schedule and take minutes at publications meetings. In addition, you will be responsible for making sure our distributors have the stock they need in order to supply our customers, and sending out legal deposit, review and contributor copies of books. Sometimes you may be asked to sell books at launches or events outside of normal working hours, for which time off in lieu will be provided.

The successful candidate will have excellent general administration skills but will also want to cultivate expertise in academic publishing. They will have an excellent standard of written and spoken English, and strong attention to detail. They will be enthusiastic and willing to take on a range of publishing and administrative tasks as required. Some experience of working in a publishing environment would be a plus.

Please note this is a part time role based on 28 hours per week.

Further Information 

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 23 September 2018

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