The Publishing Training Centre is preparing to offer a full training programme for the Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship.
Publishing Assistants provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process from the conception of book, digital product, journal or other product (such as educational resources), through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and then to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes.
Publishing Assistants will usually be involved with aspects of publishing which include editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, rights or digital. They will have an awareness or skills which stretch across the publishing process particularly in smaller organisations. They will typically report to an Editorial Manager and are involved with editing, proof reading and briefing external stakeholders about their work and the work of colleagues.
In different organisations the job title may vary and may include Editorial Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Publicity Assistant, Production Assistant, Rights Assistant, Contracts Assistant.
Entry requirements: Employers will specify their own entry requirements, which may include a good working knowledge of IT systems.