A rare opportunity for a traineeship at an independent publishing house has opened in the North of England.
And Other Stories Publishing, based in Sheffield, is seeking a trainee for its traineeship from June.
The traineeship will focus on marketing and sales work locally and nationally, but will also cover editorial, production, design, contracts, funding and administration. There will also be the opportunity to take secondments at other literary businesses in Sheffield.
And Other Stories Publishing’s traineeship is paid, at £12,000 per annum, and is open to candidates from a black, Asian, minority ethnic or an underprivileged (low income) or marginalised background.
As the publishing house puts it: “And Other Stories will hire one publishing trainee each year to give people from backgrounds who are not traditionally represented within publishing a fantastic kick-start to their career.”
“In your traineeship you will have the chance to learn about different areas of an independent publishing business and the wider publishing industry, develop your professional network, and improve your chances of future employability. You will also get the opportunity to go on secondment to other amazing literary businesses in the Sheffield City Region.”
This is the first year-long paid affirmative action apprenticeship, traineeship or entry-level job to be based in the North of England and also the first created by an independent publishing house. The programme is supported by the Arts Council England.
Further information, including details on how to apply, can be found via RISE, a major city region-wide initiative to increase graduate employment in small- and medium-sized enterprises.