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We’re looking for a publishing assistant to work on selling rights and on our digital publishing

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In a month, Leen is leaving us to go back to Oxford and academic publishing. We are sad.

But it means that we have an opportunity for a hardworking, capable, self-starting and enthusiastic graduate to join our team at Nosy Crow on a full-time basis, working in the London office of Nosy Crow near London Bridge and starting in June 2012.

You’ll need at least a good (2:1+) BA (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in any subject, but ideally one with some relevance to the role, and you’ll be able to demonstrate a strong interest in children’s books, in other cultures and languages, and in digital publishing and marketing.

You’ll have excellent written and spoken communication skills in English (it’ll be your first language, or we won’t be able to tell that it isn’t) combined with a good grasp of arithmetic. You’ll be highly organised (and willing to do a lot of admin stuff) but also outgoing.

You’ll have the right to live and work in the UK.

In an ideal world…

  • You’ll be able to speak one or more languages in addition to English
  • You’ll have strong IT skills and an interest in and engagement with using digital channels to promote books and apps – you might write a book-based blog yourself, for example
  • You’ll have had some experience of selling (anything – doesn’t matter what)

The main role of the publishing assistant is to work with the managing director on selling rights and co-editions to international publishers. While the job is predominantly an administrative role, there’s the opportunity for this to grow into a selling role, and the publishing assistant would, for example, attend international book fairs where they would have their own appointments.

The publishing assistant will also support the digital project and marketing manager on our programme of digital publishing, particularly our programme of award-winning apps, and our web and social media marketing.

Please send Kate Wilson your CV, accompanied by an application letter, as soon as possible via email ([email protected]).

Closing date 25 May 2012.

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