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Reference: 66770

Date Added: 9 July 2018
Closing Date: 3 August 2018

Job Title: Trainee Publishing Assistant

Working For: Faber and Faber, a client of Creative Access

Location: London

Salary: £15,903

Job Details

Do you love books and want to learn more about the world of publishing? If the answer is yes, we have a coveted opportunity to intern with one of London’s most iconic independent publishing houses…

Founded in 1929, Faber and Faber is an independent publishing house that has published some of literature’s most famous titles, including William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Their popular authors include the likes of Richard Ayoade and the award-winning author, Akhil Sharma.

The company are offering a 12 week internship for a Trainee Publishing Assistant to develop their knowledge and skills across various Faber departments including rights, sales, publicity, marketing, Faber Social, editorial and production. The successful candidate will learn how to provide administrative and general support to members of the team. They will also receive editorial training where they will learn how to proofread, write reports and create content for internal and external communications.

This is a multifaceted opportunity for a bright, dedicated individual with a desire to start a career in book publishing and develop their skills with the experienced team at Faber.


Administrative skills
Marketing / copywriting skills (e.g. how to use keywords)
Editorial skills
Research skills
Full understanding of the various departments in a publishing house
How to use SeeView, Nielsen BookScan and Amazon Vendor


Must have good organisational skills
General knowledge of how publishing works would be desirable
Basic IT skills
Strong passion for reading
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Must have an eye for accuracy and attention to detail

Closing Date: 3 August 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please upload your CV and cover letter as one document

This internship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background
Please do not contact companies directly


Website: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/

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