Product Development Intern - Collins Learning

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Collins Learning
  • Salary: London Living Wage (6 month FTC)
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 7:00pm, 12th Aug 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.72 (16446)

Job Description

Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors.

Our publishing for schools continues to deliver up-to-date and engaging student resources and exceptional teacher support to help schools tackle new initiatives and utilise the latest technology. We produce resources for UK and International curricula to support teachers and pupils at school and outside the classroom environment.

Purpose of the Role

In this role, you will support the Product Development team by taking on a wide variety of admin and editorial tasks as required, ensuring the team is always fully up to date with the status of tasks taken on. The team works across primary, secondary and international educational publishing lists, in both print and digital, allowing you to gain insight of the publishing process through different mediums and across different markets.

Tasks will come to you from a variety of sources and you will be expected to manage your own workload (with support from your line manager). Therefore, it is key to have clear communication and organisation skills as well as the ability to think clearly and work well in response to varied schedules.

Responsibilities

  • Product Development:

  • General administrative and editorial tasks involved with set up and management of projects

  • Proofreading and collating proof comments

  • Checking proof stages in print and digital products

  • Maintaining image records and conducting picture research

  • Editorial administrative support for ongoing product management

  • Assisting with permissions requests and record keeping

Skills/Competencies

  • Clear, effective and engaging communication skills

  • Unswerving attention to detail

  • Excellent organisation, time and resource management with realistic goals

  • Proactive in trouble-shooting and solving problems – knows when to seek guidance

  • Flexibility – ability to juggle varied workload and prioritise

  • Confident with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic and self-motivated

  • Remains calm and focused when working

  • A team player, keen to learn, help and share knowledge

  • Has a proven interest in educational publishing and its opportunities/challenges

Benefits

  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office)

  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days)

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers

  • Gym membership discount

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only)

  • Charitable donation matching and volunteering day

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts

  • Onsite prayer room

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships or entry level positions. For more information visit https://www.btbs.org/

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th Aug 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th Aug 2022