Publishers Association Internship

Careers in Publishing

By Eliza Kavanagh, Campaigns Executive for the Publishers Association.

The Publishers Association is the UK’s leading representative body for the publishing industry. Publishers pay an annual membership fee in exchange for services and a unified voice in government and the media. Our work covers a broad range of activity — from fighting piracy to removing VAT on ebooks to improving the diversity of the industry’s workforce.

You will be supporting the Publisher Relations team as they gear up for Work in Publishing Week (WIP) and providing general admin support. WIP takes place every year in November and is a nationwide campaign to encourage school and university students to consider publishing as a career. Take a look at the Publishers Association website and our Twitter for a better understanding of the campaign and what is involved.

Contact Eliza at if you have any questions! The deadline is midnight Friday 25 August.

Hours: Flexible (office hours are 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM)

Duration and dates: 2 weeks in September/October (we can work with your availability)

Pay: London Living Wage

Address: Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London Bridge SE1 1UN

Manager: Eliza Kavanagh, Campaigns Executive

 Your tasks will include:

  • Creating a database of websites with information about publishing careers, identifying the ones that have outdated information and contacting them with up-to-date publishing careers information
  • Uploading blogs to the Publishers Association website and sharing via Twitter
  • Updating web pages on the Publishers Association website, including rewriting sections (under guidance)
  • Contacting university and school careers advisors to arrange publishing talks
  • Organising the files in the Publishers Association shared drive, including archiving old documents (under guidance)
  • Archiving the Publishers Association’s EQUIP website by saving to Word docs and then moving this to the Publishers Association website
  • Providing administrative support to Publishers Association committees, including taking notes and printing papers

Complete the application form before Friday 25 August 2017.