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Publishing assistant

Publishing assistant

companyKogan Page
locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 23/05/2022
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Fixed term contract

Salary: £23,000

Contract: permanent, full-time

Start date: June onwards


Check out this entry-level role in professional and academic publishing! Apply now to begin the first, or next, chapter of your career.

Kogan Page is a leading independent global publisher of consumer and specialist professional and academic books and digital content across business, management and related subjects.

They are seeking a publishing assistant to support the publishing department and to work with their commissioning editors.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone starting out on their career in publishing and is the first stage in becoming a development and then commissioning editor.


Overall purpose

To provide administrative support to the publishing department and develop a range of editorial skills and knowledge.


Key responsibilities

  • Support the publishing department with publishing meeting administration
  • Liaise with authors and co-publishing partners on contracts, author questionnaires and relevant correspondence
  • Request and track advances and other payments
  • Support the publishing team by preparing manuscript handovers and title briefings
  • Maintain publishing records on the Biblio database
  • Carry out customer-facing market research for new editions and new book projects
  • Arrange the sending out of gratis and complimentary copies of books
  • Any other tasks as requested by the publishing team or director


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including World, Excel and Outlook
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • The demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects at various stages
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively in a team and develop good relationships with authors and other stakeholders


  • Previous publishing experience is desirable but not necessary


Kogan Page is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


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:

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.

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