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Communications Assistant

Are you a team player with a passion for books? Excelling communication skills? If so, open the next chapter of your publishing career with this brilliant paid internship…

Founded in 1843, Pan Macmillan is one of Britain’s oldest and largest book publishers. They pride themselves on also being the fastest growing major publisher in the UK and were the recipients of the Bookseller’s Publisher of the Year award in both 2015 and 2017. Their bestselling authors include the likes of Adam Kay, Joe Wicks, Jeffrey Archer, CJ Sansom, Don DeLillo, Bret Easton Ellis, Jessie Burton and Ken Follett.

They are looking for a Communications Assistant to support the Pan and Bluebird Comms teams in planning and running creative, effective campaigns. In this role, you will be involved in title brainstorms and creative thinking for projects across the two teams and will gain an understanding of the basics of a communications campaign. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player who is keen to develop their experience in the world of publishing. If this sounds like you, then they would love to hear from you!


  • Managing office emails, phone calls and requests from the general public
  • Liaise with Pan and Bluebird publicists (including freelancers) to create a comprehensive author availability grid
  • Assisting with review mailings and sending out requested review copies
  • Attending relevant company meetings
  • Assisting with events including the guest list, RSVPs, book delivery and showcards
  • Liaising with travel agents for colleague and author tours
  • Designing social cards as requested
  • Campaign research
  • Distribute daily newspapers and magazines
  • Order books from the warehouse


  • Understanding of the different strategies required for different types of books and audiences
  • Writing press releases and marketing copy
  • Creative thinking and social media design
  • Programme editing and proofreading
  • The basics of events planning
  • Professional e-mail writing and phone manner


  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Microsoft Word, Execel, Powerpoint
  • Basic photoshop/Indesign/Canva (if possible)


  • A levels or equivalent


  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • This internship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background
  • Do not contact the company directly