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Anthology Work Experience Placements

Due to incredibly high demand for our work experience placements, we're launching a huge publishing work experience scheme where successful candidates will have the opportunity to take a manuscript from acquisitions to print! Closely mentored by a publisher, teams will get on the job experience of what it really takes to publish a book. 

Teams will consist of a team leader, editors and marketers. Experience is not required as full training will be provided but a background (freelance work, degree etc) may be beneficial. What we're really looking for is passion. 

The first project we're opening this up to is our next anthology in support of Women's Aid! Working closely with a publisher, we're looking for people to fill the following roles:

Team Leader: 

As the team leader you'll be responsible for tracking and organising the project. The team will work together to share responsibilities such as deciding on the theme, editing, marketing etc, but the team leader will need to organise this. This role is perfect for anyone looking for project management experience!

Editor:

Responsible for lightly copy editing anthology submissions, upholding the house style guide and proof reading. A vital role in publishing, editor's need to be able to work to deadlines and have a keen eye for detail. 

Marketer:

A knowledge of how to use Canva would be appreciated but not necessary as we provide full training. Marketer's will be responsible for working alongside our PR department to organise online book tour's and designing social media materials for the campaign. 

Please note that all of these roles are on a voluntary basis and are designed for entry level applicants to gain knowledge and insight in the world of publishing. This work experience program will run from July-October and successful applicants will only need to work 5 hours per week (depending on meetings).

If any of these roles appeal to you (or if you have any questions), please email your CV and Covering Letter to:

info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

 

Your covering letter should include: 

  • Why you'd like to work in publishing

  • Any previous experience you have

  • Why you think you'd be a great fit for SmashBear and the position you're applying for. 

Instagram Manager

Do you love project management and organising? Are you also slightly addicted to social media? Due to staff moving on to paid positions (yay), we now have an open work experience placement for a voluntary Instagram Manager!  Experience is beneficial but full training will be provided. 

Experience you'll gain:

  • Social Media Management 

  • Team Management 

  • Proofreading/quality checking

  • schedule management 

You'll be expected to work no more than 5 hours per week! If this sounds like something you're passionate about. please email your CV and covering letter to:

info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

Instagram Content Creator

Our content creator's are the backbone of our social media departments! Due to staff moving on to paid positions (yay), we now have an open work experience placement for a voluntary Instagram Content Creator! 

Experience you'll gain:

  • Instagram Content Creation

  • Canva

  • Making graphics to spec

  • Content Research

You'll be expected to work no more than 5 hours per week! If this sounds like something you're passionate about. please email your CV and covering letter to:

info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

Acquisitions Assistant 

We went a bit mad for PitMad and as a result, have received an influx of submissions! If you're looking to gain some experience in the publishing sector or want to experience what processing acquisitions is like in a traditional publishing house then do we have the job for you!

What we'd like from you:

  • A passion for the genres we publish

  • Be able to read a full length book and write a brief report in two weeks

Experience you'll gain:

  • Acquisitions

  • Writing acquisitions reports 

  • Working to deadlines

  • Possible extra's include: editing training and the ability to move around departments to gain a variety of experience. 

Please note that this is a voluntary role and you'll be expected to work no more than 5 hours per week! If this sounds like something you're passionate about. please email your CV and covering letter to:

info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

Your covering letter should include:

  • A paragraph about what started your love of reading

  • What your favourite genre is and the books you'd recommend to us in it!

Please include the role you're applying for in the subject line.

Designers 

We're always looking for new talent to work with! If you're a cover designer, character designer etc, please email a portfolio of your work and list of rates to:

info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

Authors

Our submissions for novels are currently open, check out more information here.

We currently have no open anthology calls. 

Beta Readers

Want to be a beta reader for us? You'll receive draft copies of upcoming books we think you'd like in return for your consumer feedback. Sign up using the link below:

https://forms.gle/17EmtSHrLt3L6KSn8

Press

For anything related to press such as:

  • Interviews

  • Book Tours

  • Podcasts

  • Panels

Or anything else press related, please email info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk

Agents

Please send an email to info@smashbearpublishing.co.uk