Policy Press

Sales Manager [JOB POSTING]

Based at the University of Bristol, Policy Press is a leading international publisher of social science books, journals and digital products with a strong social mission and a reach beyond traditional academic markets.  We are looking for a dynamic Sales Manager to lead on sales and distribution strategy and to increase sales in line with our business growth targets.

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BTBS supporting internships in the UK Book Trade

Getting a first job in publishing is extremely competitive, which means that employers are often able to offer internships as completely unpaid positions. Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, and as a result internships can be unfair as only the wealthy can afford to take them.

A new scheme launched by David Hicks, CEO of the Book Trade Charity (BTBS) at the Publishing Scotland Conference last month will cover those in “low paid” internships who need extra support to afford these opportunities offered within the Book Trade, with travel, accommodation and living costs. The grant will be paid for a maximum of six months, and there are certain entry requirements which need to be met.

David Hicks said: “This particular programme recognises that it is difficult for young people to get a foot on the ladder in today’s rapidly-changing industry and we will be delighted if our assistance can help overcome some basis obstacles.”

If you are applying for internships within the UK Book Trade, and are under 30 then this scheme is for you. Click here to find and more and register.

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mentor scheme

Why are we renewing the SYP mentor scheme for 2015?

This is a guest post from Anna Cunnane. Anna works in sales for independent non-fiction publisher Kyle Books. She is also the 2015 Chair of the SYP.

“An inspiring new scheme for ambitious young people in publishing!” — Tom Weldon

The SYP is perhaps best known for the support we provide to people trying to find their first job in publishing. It can be just as difficult, however, to move up quickly within a publishing company as it is to get your foot in the door and we want to support young people who have the skills and ambition to do so. We think its right that we should host a mentor scheme led by people who have achieved a great deal early on in their careers.

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Publicity Manager Job

PR and Publicity Manager [JOB POSTING]

Working with one of the most ground-breaking independent book publishers in the UK, this is a chance for an energetic professional to make their mark and help shape a fast growing business.

Coinciding with an exciting period of growth and diversification and managing a significant overall budget, the scope of the role includes:

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PLS

Publisher Relations Administrator at PLS [JOB POSTING]

PLS was established and incorporated in 1981. The role of PLS is to manage collective licensing of copying from print and digital publications including books, journals, magazines and websites.  PLS is currently expanding its scope of activity to respond to publishers’ needs for more central management of their rights as appropriate.

Purpose of role
To clear for distribution the monies held in trust on non-mandating publisher accounts; primarily through researching, identifying, tracing and contacting publishers and inviting them to sign up.  You will work in a small project team reporting to, and working alongside, the Publisher Relations Executive as well as working closely with the Operations team to ensure that the appropriate payments are made.

For more information on this job please click here. To apply, email a CV with covering letter through to s.beynon@pls.org.uk

 

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