Posted on: Friday 05 January, 2018
SAGE is conscious that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in academic publishing and also within its own organisation. We are keen to work where we properly can to address this, by offering access to paid work experience in the Books Editorial Department at SAGE. This internship is being offered to talented university students from BAME backgrounds, who have a keen and sustained interest in working in academic publishing.
Are you interested in learning about book publishing from the inside?
Are you excited by new digital developments in publishing, including online only products?
Do you like being in an academic environment, and thinking about future generations of learners and researchers?
Working within the Editorial department, to assist on tasks across the range of our publishing programme, including:
•Maintaining accurate information on our database about books and authors under contract;
•Checking manuscripts and preparing them for handover to the Production Department;
•Getting book proposals and manuscripts reviewed by lecturers teaching relevant courses;
•Helping to clear permissions for third party content in our manuscripts.
•Undertaking research on courses, competitors, and the industry;
•Writing decline letters for unsuitable projects;
•Providing information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments
•A well-organised, proactive person, who is keen to prove their commitment to a career in academic publishing;
•Interested in learning about academic publishing;
•A confident communicator both in person and via email;
•Proficient at using standard IT packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)