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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Internship/traineeship
Salary or training bursary: London Living Wage +
12 Months
Company:Head of Zeus
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:06/12/2020 - 23:59
Start date:January 2021

Fiction Editorial Trainee

Are you enthusiastic about working with books? Do you love crime thrillers, romance, saga and historical fiction? Do you have an eye for detail and a good grasp of grammar? Then take a look at this brilliant opportunity...

Head of Zeus is an award-winning independent publisher of genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children's books. They are based in Clerkenwell, London, but their reach is global. They have published 93 #1 bestsellers around the world, won 21 literary prizes and two industry awards. 

Head of Zeus is recruiting a Publishing Assistant to assist their team as a Fiction Editorial Trainee. You'll join their dynamic editorial team and help them publish the future stars of popular fiction. 

What you will learn

Providing editorial and production support to two busy editors

  • Collating proofs
  • Updating AIs as requested by editor
  • Drafting paperback (or secondary format) cover copy
  • Sales material and catalogue proofreading
  • Circulating digital and audiobook promotions to authors & agents
  • Preparing prelims
  • To-print checks

Departmental responsibilities

  • Sending out contract copies to authors and agents for all fiction
  • Minutes of e-first editorial meeting
  • Reading and reporting on new submissions as requested

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Energetic, responsible, organised
  • Excellent communication and written skills with a good grasp of spelling and grammar
  • Able to prioritise a busy workload
  • An interest in popular fiction
  • An interest in gaining an understanding of the publishing industry

To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, applications are final
  • Do not contact the company directly

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group which is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.