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Last updated: Monday 12 February, 2018
Publishing Assistant

About the Job

Nick Hern Books, the UK’s leading specialist theatre publisher, is seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable new member of the team to contribute to all aspects of our publishing activity. This is an exciting opportunity to gain varied experience at a vibrant and dynamic independent publishing house.

Job Description

You will have responsibilities in the day-to-day running of the office – including being the first port of call for customers; processing and supplying orders; handling invoices, payments and couriers. You will also manage a large reprint and stock-control operation and other duties as reasonably requested by the Production Editors (such as proofreading new titles), plus providing support to the Marketing/Sales team.

Person Specification

You will need to be well-informed about theatre and ideally have had some practical theatre experience (amateur or professional) or academic qualification in theatre or drama. Knowledge and/or experience of publishing and/or bookselling would be an added advantage.
You’ll need to be:
very organised and good at prioritising competing tasks
comfortable with customer service over the phone, email and in person
computer-literate and confident at learning new software
focused and meticulous, with an excellent attention to detail and a good eye for layout and design

How to Apply

Please send a CV (not more than one page) and a letter about yourself and your suitability for the job (also not more than one page) by email to (Overlength applications may be disqualified.)
Applications must be with us by noon on Thursday 22 February 2018 at the latest, with interviews conducted during the week commencing 5 March 2018. We encourage applications from eligible candidates from backgrounds currently under-represented in the theatre and publishing sectors.
For further information, please visit the Jobs page on the Nick Hern Books website.
Skills: Customer Service, Distribution, Operations, Production

Job information

Salary: £25,000

Contact information

Contact name: Matt Applewhite

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