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Marketing & office support intern

Marketing & office support intern

locationOxford, UK
ExpiresExpires: 05/05/2024
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Undergoing gender reassignment

Closing date: 5th May 2024 at 11.59pm

Salary: National Living Wage

Contract: Part-time working 3 days per week

Duration: 8 months

Location: Office-based in Oxford

Start date: June 4th 2024


Learn the ins and outs of how an independent children's book publisher operates in this 8-month internship.

David Fickling Books (DFB) has been an independent children’s book publisher for over 10 years now, but for nearly 12 years before that was run as an imprint – first as part of Scholastic, then of Random House. Since 2013, DFB has operated as an independent business, alongside its sister company, The Phoenix Comic.

This marketing & office support internship will provide the right individual with an entry point into the publishing industry and the communications career path. Supporting the small team based in Oxford over the course of eight months, you will gain insight into the publishing process and career-long skills.


What you will be doing

  • Supporting with press enquiries, PR mailings, industry competitions, and coordinating the sending of promotional material
  • Working with Marketing colleague(s) to ensure smooth running of POS (Point of Sale Material) requests and customers’ publicity requests
  • Maintaining PR roundups with national and regional review coverage and PR and media activity
  • Putting forward DFB titles for regional and national book awards and submitting titles for relevant industry promotions
  • Managing PR requests including the distribution of manuscripts when requested
  • Liaising with authors and organisers on events, both in-person and virtual
  • Support across DFB social media sites and website content
  • General office administration and assistance
  • A fantastic opportunity to get involved in the breadth of the publishing cycle


What we are looking for

  • A friendly and enthusiastic individual looking to break into the publishing industry
  • A genuine curiosity about the marketing career path within book publishing
  • Strong communication skills, both written and in person
  • Highly organised, with the ability to set priorities
  • Willing to adapt to different tasks and get stuck in where needed
  • A keen interest in learning more about publishing
  • No prior experience in publishing is needed


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
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:

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