Publishing Assistant Intern

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Collins Learning
  • Salary: National Living Wage
  • Location: Glasgow, UK
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 29th Jun 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

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Job Description

Purpose of the Role

To assist the publishing team in the reference area of Collins in a variety of publishing tasks crucial to current and forthcoming publications. This role will involve working across a wide range of non-fiction genres including astronomy, railways, dictionaries, maps and atlases. As well as Collins books the reference list also contains branded books from National Trust, Times books, Scrabble and Royal Observatory Greenwich. The intern position will involve improving metadata, data analysis, research and writing. Other publishing tasks will be required such as researching competition, sending out samples and general administrative tasks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out research that will help shape existing and possible future publications.

  • Improvement and optimisation of metadata for published products to the priorities set by Collins Reference Publisher.

  • Contribute to author, editorial and design briefs.

  • Provide support for publications currently being worked on by publishers and editorial.

  • Play an active role within the reference publishing team.

Person Specification

  • Interest of the non-fiction or reference publishing market across the UK

  • Demonstrable experience of team working

  • Ability to work collaboratively, proactively and independently

  • A team player with strong collaborative and flexible approach

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

  • 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/

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  • 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

Start your de-biased application