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Sales and Publishing Assistant

Employment type: 
Full-time, Permanent
Job sector: 
Assistant, Publishing Support, Sales
Closing date: 

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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 now looking for a Sales and Publishing Assistant to support our 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 will possess excellent organisation and administrative skills, and be a clear and confident communicator with initiative.


The Sales and Publishing Assistant will report to the 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
  • Monitoring stock and liaising with the warehouse on stock/supply issues
  • Archive management
  • Supplying books and processing orders
  • 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 Bibliolite, Coresource and Vista would be an advantage.


Interested candidates should please send a covering letter and CV to by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 January. First interviews will be held the week of 22 January.