We're hiring for an Editorial and Marketing Assistant, one-year contract, full-time (37.5 hours/week), based in Glasgow
Looking for your first paid job in publishing?
We're seeking a creative, committed graduate trainee to assist with production-editing and marketing across our full range of print and digital projects: literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction and digital activities. Within a progressive independent environment and a small team, you would get involved in more than one area and gain an understanding of the entire publishing process. This role would particularly suit someone who is eager to take on responsibility quickly and grow in the job.
The successful candidate will work hands-on in Indesign, Word and Excel on our editorial and production workflow and in all areas of marketing, with the opportunity to gain core editorial and production experience and develop creative editorial, copywriting, design and marketing skills.
This trainee position is part-funded by Creative Scotland, who have set the terms and conditions. Preference will be given to either a Masters graduate from a publishing course or a graduate of a suitable degree course relevant to publishing. The scheme is designed for new and recent graduates.
You must have:
• excellent literacy, communication and copywriting skills;
• thorough attention to detail;
• at least beginner-level experience of Indesign and competency with Word and Excel;
• some previous office experience;
• eligibility to work in the EU.
We would also like to see someone with:
• an overview understanding of the publishing industry, and particularly its current trends toward marketing direct to readers;
• a passion for literature (including fiction and non-fiction), especially but not exclusively Scottish;
• an international outlook;
• working knowledge of social media and how it can be focused on audience engagement for business;
• a proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
• some marketing experience, particularly in publishing and/or the media.
We are proud recipients of the Saltire Society's inaugural (2013–14) Scottish Publisher of the Year Award
Closing date: Wednesday 7 May 2014