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Careers & Internships

Whenever a job vacancy arises at Portobello Books we will post details on this page.  In additon, we usually advertise in the Bookseller and occasionally in the Guardian.  Unfortunately, due to the high number of enquiries we receive, we cannot respond to speculative applications.

Current vacancies at Portobello Books:

There are currently no job vacancies at Portobello Books.

Portobello Books also runs a work experience programme for graduates interested in finding out more about a career in publishing. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hardworking interns who have a genuine passion for great writing.

 

We are a small company, so our interns work across a variety of departments. This is a great way to get an overview of different areas of the industry, from sales and marketing to publicity and editorial. Our interns find themselves doing a lot of reading, research and ad hoc admin tasks, and their time is most frequently co-opted by the editorial and publicity teams. The work is not all glamorous but it is all necessary, and provides a great insight into how the industry operates.

Placements last four weeks and are unpaid, although we offer a fixed payment of £75 a week to cover expenses.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to internships@portobellobooks.com.



 
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