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Orion Work Experience Scheme, Orion Publishing Group

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent track record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. We are home to bestselling authors and brands including the likes of Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Glastonbury Festival, Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie, Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient and Andrezj Sapkowski’s The Witcher series. 

We believe that every story matters and our mission is to bring the best publishing to the greatest variety of people. You can find out more about our mission statement and values here: https://www.orionbooks.co.uk/imprint/orion/page/about-orion/

What you’ll be doing

Our work experience placement will be an exciting opportunity for you to see how a major publishing house works, gain an invaluable insight into the publishing industry, and learn about the role that each department plays in every step of a book’s journey.

We are offering a monthly, paid and fully flexible/remote work experience placement for one candidate per month. During your time with us, you will be placed within a department and given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and gain an in-depth understanding of the publishing process. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience across different departments – attending key company meetings, as well as the chance to ‘meet’ (in person or virtually) lots of different people across the company and senior team, and receive informal mentoring or career guidance.

Please follow this link for a description of what each department does.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that has a passion for books and storytelling; someone that is keen to learn more about the publishing industry and the work we do; someone pro-active with a strong work ethic and a desire to gain and apply new skills.

To be eligible you must be over 18 at the point of placement and based in the UK.

No prior publishing experience is required.

What we offer

We offer a creative and dynamic working environment and pro-rata pay in line with the Orion starting salary of £23,500 per annum. We also fully support flexible and remote working.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

Hachette UK

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