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.
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.
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.
An award-winning, non-fiction trade publisher is looking for a Head of Publicity & Marketing to lead their in-house publicity team, and to create and deliver innovative PR campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity for a well-connected and experienced Publicity Manager looking to take the next step.
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:
We are looking for an innovative commissioning editor to join a fast-growing trade publisher, to help develop their non-fiction list. This role is based in Gloucestershire, but with the potential for some remote working.
12 months starting from January 2015 through to the end of the year.
Legend Press and Paperbooks Publishing are the fiction and non-fiction companies respectively of the Legend Times Group, based in Central London. The successful candidate will be working within a small, innovative and dynamic team on two award-winning and growing publishing lists.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Development Executive to work in the Higher Education Sales team of a leading Educational and Academic publisher. This is home-based role covering East and South East UK.
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 email@example.com
A great new opportunity has arisen for a proactive and detail-orientated individual to join the Penguin Production team as a Production Assistant.
The role will be responsible for managing the Penguin Press mono back list which incorporates high profile authors such as Malcolm Gladwell, Keri Smith and Daniel Khaneman, as well as the prestigious Penguin Classics list.
Working closely with both internal colleagues and external suppliers, you will be responsible for delivering all reprints to budget, on schedule and to a consistently high quality.
We’re looking for a highly organised individual to cover all aspects of production – estimating, scheduling, managing content updates to both the print and digital formats, as well as administration support for the wider Production team. You’ll also need to use your strong IT skills to make this role a success.
The successful applicant will be a first rate communicator, self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise. They will be equally happy working independently or as part of a team. A keen eye for detail is essential, as well as the ability to balance a varied workload whilst remaining calm under pressure.
If you would like to apply, please submit a cover lettering and CV via our website to show us why you’re perfect for the job. Closing date for applications is the 12th March 2014.
Penguin Books is a Penguin Random House company.
To apply for this job, please sign up on the publisher’s website
(and do let them know BookMachine sent you!)