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Sales and Publishing Assistant

GRANTA is one of the most respected and dynamic independent literary publishers in the UK, publishing a list of diverse, award-winning books from around the world, and the celebrated Granta magazine.

We are looking for a Sales and Publishing Assistant to support our Senior Sales Manager and the wider publishing team. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody looking for a first job in publishing, who wants to work with a young, ambitious, dynamic team, and be exposed to as broad a range of publishing practices as possible. The successful candidate should possess excellent organisation and administrative skills, and be a clear and confident communicator with initiative.

The Sales and Publishing Assistant will report to the Senior Sales Manager.


•       Monitoring and updating Bibliographic systems and key customer databases for print and eBooks

•       Coordinating and distributing information and materials to UK and Export sales teams

•       Assisting with the management of our US and Canadian Sales distribution

•       Monitoring stock and liaising with the warehouse on stock/supply issues

•       Archive management

•       Supplying books and processing orders

•       Organising title, catalogue and proof mailings

•       Assisting with conferences, fairs and events

•       Running and distributing weekly sales reports

•       Assisting the Sales Manager and wider publishing team with ad hoc admin tasks

Required skills

•       An enthusiasm for books. 

•       Excellent administration and communication skills.

•       Highly organised with a good eye for detail and able to manage a varied workload.

•       Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) is essential. 

•       Some knowledge of Publishing systems such as Bibliolive, Coresource and Vista would be an advantage.

Interested candidates should please send a covering letter and CV to by 9am on Monday 29th April. First interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th May.

Sales and Publishing Assistant

Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Business, Publishing, Publishing Support, Other Publishing, Sales, Business Development