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Books Coordinator

Job Specification


The Books Coordinator brings together all the elements of The Bookseller’s print and online books coverage. Reporting to the Books Editor, you will be responsible for:

  • Management and uploading of events to including liaising with event organisers (bookshop, festivals)
  • Administration of Books in the Media and adding reviews from mid-week publications to supplement work of weekend data contributors
  • Ensuring up-to-date and accurate input of rights into new rights database (Autumn 2019) and supporting the news team to record rights deals, and to use rights data effectively
  • Distributing books, where needed, to book previewers and category preview experts
  • Supporting Books Editor with organising publisher presentations and ensuring The Bookseller is on relevant publicity lists for new book announcements
  • Working with The Bookseller Podcast’s host and production studio to turn audio content into usable online book content e.g. the recommendations of indie bookshops
  • Working with web and social manager to ensure books content is surfaced on

The Bookseller is placing great emphasis on creating additional detailed book content to supplement our author interviews, advance previews charts and data analysis. This newly structured role is pivotal to ensuring that our customers (subscribers) receive the best books offering that The Bookseller can provide.

Skills, experience and attributes

This role would be ideal for someone recently graduated from a first degree course or from one of the post-graduate publishing courses. You will need proficiency in all standard MS Office software (Word, Excel etc) as well as an exceptional eye for detail.

You will be working on a variety of content management systems (CMS) and should be comfortable with a level of technical complexity.

Above all, this role needs boundless enthusiasm for books and reading and for getting our content into the hands of trade and consumer readers. You will often be the first contact for publishers’ publicity teams, festival organisers and bookshops and your excitement about books needs to match theirs.


The Books Coordinator will report to the Books Editor and work closely with the web & social manager.

About The Bookseller

The Bookseller is the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry in the UK. Founded in 1858, we are fiercely independent. As well as the weekly print magazine, The Bookseller is available online via subscription, and runs The British Book Awards, The YA Book Prize, the Marketing & Publicity, Children’s and Futurebook conferences, Books in The Media, Book Gig and The Bookseller Podcast.

Applicants please send your applications to with a deadline of 1st November.

Books Coordinator

The Bookseller, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Book Services, Events, PR, Publicity, Marketing, Social Media, Admin & PA