Casual Contract, approx. 22.5 days’ work between Nov 2017 and Jan 2018
Are you passionate about books? Do you believe that books should represent all people and experiences?
The Future Bookshelf are looking for a passionate and organised Submissions Administrator to join their team on a temporary basis during our busy open submissions period.
At The Future Bookshelf we believe that publishing should be open and accessible to all people, from all backgrounds, from all communities. Part of Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray Press and Quercus, we are always on the lookout for books that surprise us, inspire us, make us laugh, make us cry or tell us something that we didn’t know about the world. From 1 to 7 December 2017, we’ll be opening our doors to unpublished, unagented writers, offering them the opportunity to submit their works of fiction and non-fiction.
The role involves key administrative tasks for the project, including assisting with the running of social media and web content, organising and distributing the submissions to volunteer readers, tracking responses from readers, handling responses to submissions and any technical queries. There will also be an opportunity to read submissions and take part in editorial discussions.
The ideal candidate will need excellent organisation and IT skills, a passion for diverse writing and awareness of different social media platforms and how to use them. They will also be proficient with Microsoft Excel. Experience of working with WordPress and Adobe Photoshop would be advantageous, but not essential.
A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within Hachette’s main UK office at Carmelite House, in Blackfriars, London, but there is also the opportunity to work some days remotely.
Please apply in writing to email@example.com with a full CV, together with a covering letter that answers the following questions:
- Why do you believe diversity and inclusivity within book publishing is important?
- What skills do you have that make you suitable for this role?
- Which book that you have read within the last 12 months has had the biggest impact on you and why?
Closing Date: 9 November
For more information on The Future Bookshelf please visit http://thefuturebookshelf.co.uk/
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.