Children’s Creative Team Assistant
Faber is a leading independent literary publisher. We publish a diverse range of high-profile authors such as Emma Carroll, Lauren St John, Jason Reynolds, Swapna Haddow and Kacen Callender, and we have a backlist containing the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath and William Golding, among many others. The Faber Children's list spans picture books to YA crossover, through gift, graphic novels and non-fiction. We give teachers and educators the books they need to nurture, support and inspire children to become the great minds of the future. Faber is also a supplier of sales and distribution services to independent publishers and has a market-leading creative writing school.
We are looking for an assistant to support the Children's Creative Team. Working across editorial and design, the successful candidate will have a meticulous approach to work, with a keen eye for detail. They will need excellent IT and design skills with an advanced knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a fantastic introduction to the day to day running of a children's editorial and design department.
Tasks will include: copy writing, proof checking, admin support, reading submissions, running diaries, organising meetings, taking minutes, helping run events, accompanying authors and illustrators to events, commissioning contracts, processing invoices, image research and permission clearance, reformatting covers.
The concept of 'Growing up with Faber' is one we take seriously - through responsible editing and art direction and the FAB Prize and Creative Pride. We are in the business of giving all children and young people - particularly those readers from LGBTQ+ and ethnically diverse communities - the courage, confidence and character to live life to the full.
This is a full time permanent role based in our London office.
Salary: £27,700 per annum
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com quoting BS.
Closing Date: Sunday 15th October
Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Hatton Garden (London) and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.
Our benefits include:
- Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
- Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
- Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
- Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
- Season-ticket loans
- Cycle-to-work vouchers
- Subsidised eye tests
- Generous pension scheme
- Life assurance and income protection insurance
- Access to online GP and advisory services
We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.
Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice athttps://faber.co.uk/data-protection-privacy and our Data Protection Policy athttps://faber.co.uk/data-protection-policy. Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.