Publishing assistant apprenticeship

Support key parts of the publishing process, from conception to production

A publishing assistant provides support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process, from the conception of a book, digital product or journal, through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and also to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes. During the publishing assistant apprenticeship, you’ll be involved across editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, rights and digital. You’ll develop an awareness and skills that stretch across the publishing process, particularly within a smaller organisation. You’ll typically report to an editorial manager and will be involved in editing, proof-reading and briefing external stakeholders about their work and the work of colleagues. Depending on your department, your job title may be editorial, marketing, publicity, production, rights or contracts assistant.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English

Entry requirements for the publishing assistant apprenticeship: Good working knowledge of ICT systems

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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