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Editorial assistant internship

Editorial assistant internship

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/05/2024
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Disabled

Closing date for application: 27th May at 11.59pm

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Duration: 12 months

Start date: June 2024

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm (3 days/week in office)


A top publisher is looking for a future editorial assistant with a passion for children’s publishing to join its team for a 12 month internship. 

Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Two Hoots, Bluebird, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Limited.

The Brands and Media team is home to an exciting market-leading children’s character list that includes some of the biggest global brands and authors such as Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Rod Campbell, The Gruffalo, Tales from Acorn Wood, Moomin, Milly-Molly-Mandy and Sylvanian Families, to name but a few. The team publishes bestselling books for children aged 0–9 years old, from lift-the-flap books for toddlers, novelty series and picture books for preschoolers, and illustrated non-fiction titles for older children.  

You will be joining a team of five, working closely with the Publishing Director to deliver exceptional children’s books in innovative new formats for a global audience. In return you will be offered a range of great projects and a supportive and collaborative working environment.


Key activities

  • Providing day-to-day editorial and administrative support to the editorial team 
  • Managing reprints, reissues, export and new cover editions 
  • Writing copy for information sheets, catalogues and sales materials 
  • Co-ordinating material for sales, book fairs and presentations 
  • Managing invoices, royalty queries and assisting with author/illustrator care 
  • Co-ordinating team agendas and taking minutes for key meetings 
  • Updating and maintaining internal data systems 
  • Assisting in overall programme management, and liaising with Sales, Communications, Rights and Production colleagues


Who we're looking for

  • An intuitive, enthusiastic and inclusive approach
  • The ability to self-start and problem solve
  • A passion for the children’s publishing industry
  • The ability to organise and manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Highly numerate 
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn new skills and software
  • Experience with Google suite and Microsoft Office applications would be desirable


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
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This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Level of experience

  • Entry

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