Gill Books publishes an eclectic list of bestselling non-fiction from agenda-setting current affairs and absorbing history to page-turning biography and beautifully produced lifestyle, including recent bestsellers Irelandopedia by Fatti and John Burke, The Gospel According to Blindboy, In America by Caitríona Perry, Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management and Cook Well, Eat Well by Rory O’Connell. In collaboration with some of Ireland’s best writers, brands and a network of creative talent, Gill Books creates a dynamic publishing proposition in Ireland, building on a 160-year heritage whilst looking excitedly to the future.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and hard-working Publishing Intern to follow the lifecycle of the book through each of Gill Books’ departments over the course of a year. Under the direction of the Gill Books Director, you will gain an overview of the publishing industry and the Gill Books business. You will then work closely with the managers of each department – Editorial Acquisition, Editorial Product Development, Marketing and Communications, and Sales – where you will be at the front line as we publish our books. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in Production, Finance and Distribution.
You will have excellent editorial and proofreading skills, a strong critical eye and the ability to analyse manuscripts and write reports. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will impress the team, authors, media and book trade that you liaise with. You will be happy to take direction, pitch in and be rewarded by your ability to help the team achieve its goals.
Your unflappable, can-do attitude will allow you to juggle a number of requests and demands, and your calm-under-pressure demeanour will enable you to prioritise accordingly. You will be highly organised, confident in working independently and show good time management. You will also be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Knowledge/experience of the Irish publishing industry/book trade or a publishing qualification will be an advantage.
Closing date: 19th January 2018
To make an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and cover letter. Applicants should explain the opportunities they believe this position will hold and provide examples of relevant experience that demonstrate the skills outlined above.