The Emma Press Ltd

Job vacancy: Publishing Assistant

We are looking for a Publishing Assistant to join The Emma Press team. You will run the in-house publicity campaigns, post out webshop orders, and manage a range of operational and administrative responsibilities. This role requires organisational skills, personal time management skills, strong communication and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is an entry-level job, and we don’t expect any prior experience in publishing. The role will suit a self-motivated, creative person with excellent writing skills, a keen eye for aesthetics, a strong grasp of Excel, an instinct for publicity, and the ability to pick up new systems easily and to optimise processes. This role is ideal for an all-rounder with an interest in the operational side of publishing, the ability to work independently, and a desire for a varied job. 

  • Salary: £21,000 per annum pro rata 
  • Contract: Part-time, 18-month fixed term contract, with a 6-month probation period 
  • Hours: Three days a week (potential for flexible working hours) 
  • Location: Workshop 4 Spectacle Works, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6HT

Please read the full job description before applying.

The Emma Press wishes to encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

The deadline is 12 noon Thursday 1st July 2021

First-round interviews will take place on Thursday 22nd July via video call.

Please note that applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK.

The Emma Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books. We are trying to make publishing and literature as welcoming and accessible as possible.

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