Where to look for publishing jobs

Publishers’ websites and social media

Browse our member directory to find publishers you want to work for and regularly check vacancies on the career section of their website.

We’ve also made a list of Twitter accounts you can follow for publishing career advice and job opportunities.

Magazines and newspapers

A great way of finding publishing jobs are through magazines and newspaper job boards.

The Bookseller’s recruitment platform is the premier job-finding resource for the book trade. Advertising roles at four global book fairs, every week in print and to a broad pool of jobseekers via its Friday email.

Find the job board here.

Find and apply for the latest publishing jobs on the Guardian Jobs website. To be notified of a job in publishing be sure to sign up for email alerts. Find out more here.

The professional network for people who don’t wear suits to work. Apply for freelance, remote and full-time roles; upskill at events and workshops; get advice and find collaborators; and get hired by top companies.

Find out more about the Dots here.

Publishing recruiters

Recruitment agencies are a great way of finding a job in the publishing industry. With specialist consultants who have publishing experience and knowledge of the industry to guide you through the recruiting process.

Atwood Tate specialises in recruiting candidates into publishing jobs at all levels.

Sectors

  • Academic and professional
  • Consumer / trade
  • Education

Levels 

  • Entry-level (assistant/coordinator)
  • Junior (executive/associate/manager)
  • Senior (head of/director)
  • Executive (director/executive)

Departments 

  • Administration
  • Contracts
  • Customer services
  • Data, research and analytics
  • Design
  • Distribution and operations
  • Editorial
  • Executive board
  • Finance and royalties
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Product development/management
  • Production and print buying
  • Programme/product management
  • Publicity/PR
  • Rights and international sales
  • Sales and business development

Contracts 

  • Permanent
  • Freelance
  • Temporary
  • Fixed-term and maternity cover

Gregory Martin are publishing recruitment consultants offering a more personal, friendly career coaching approach.

Sectors 

  • Academic and professional
  • Consumer / trade
  • Education

Levels 

  • Junior (executive/associate/manager)
  • Senior (head of/director)
  • Executive (director/executive)

Departments 

  • Administration
  • Contracts
  • Data, research and analytics
  • Design
  • Distribution and operations
  • Editorial
  • Executive board
  • Finance and royalties
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Product development/management
  • Production and print buying
  • Programme/product management
  • Publicity/PR
  • Rights and international sales
  • Sales and business development

Contracts 

  • Permanent
  • Freelance
  • Temporary
  • Fixed-term and maternity cover

LinkedIn 

Inspired Selection is the leading publishing recruitment agency. Find out more on their website here.

Sectors 

  • Academic and professional
  • Consumer / trade
  • Education

Levels 

  • Entry-level (assistant/coordinator)
  • Junior (executive/associate/manager)
  • Senior (head of/director)
  • Executive (director/executive)

Departments 

  • Administration
  • Audio
  • Contracts
  • Customer services
  • Data, research and analytics
  • Design
  • Distribution and operations
  • Editorial
  • Executive board
  • Finance and royalties
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Product development/management
  • Production and print buying
  • Programme/product management
  • Publicity/PR
  • Rights and international sales
  • Sales and business development

Contracts

  • Permanent
  • Freelance
  • Temporary
  • Fixed-term and maternity cover

Twitter 
Facebook 
LinkedIn 
Instagram 
Email: Info@inspiredselection.com

Morgan Healey specialise in global executive search and recruitment in STM publishing, academic, research and educational content.

Sectors 

  • Academic and professional
  • Education

Levels 

  • Junior (executive/associate/manager)
  • Senior (head of/director)
  • Executive (director/executive)

Departments 

  • Data, research and analytics
  • Editorial
  • Executive board
  • Marketing
  • Product development/management
  • Production and print buying
  • Programme/product management
  • Rights and international sales
  • Sales and business development

Contracts

  • Permanent

Twitter 
LinkedIn 
Email: mail@morganhealey.com

Redwood Publishing Recruitment was created to bring an original, professional and fresh approach to publishing recruitment.

The team are passionate about what they do and, having worked for many years across different areas of publishing recruitment with the leading industry players in the industry (spanning books, journals, magazines, part-works, digital and print), decided to combine their talent, knowledge, and expertise to bring you a recruitment service that can be relied on.

Telfer are an executive search and recruitment consultancy for the education, learning and research industry.

Sectors 

  • Academic and professional
  • Education

Levels 

  • Junior (executive/associate/manager)
  • Senior (head of/director)
  • Executive (director/executive)

Departments 

  • Customer services
  • Data, research and analytics
  • Design
  • Distribution and operations
  • Editorial
  • Executive board
  • Marketing
  • Product development/management
  • Production and print buying
  • Programme/product management
  • Publicity/PR
  • Rights and international sales
  • Sales and business development

Contracts 

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Fixed term and maternity cover

Twitter 
LinkedIn 
Email: enquiries@telferpartners.com