• Editorial Intern

    Location UK-LND-London
    Contract Type
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  • Overview

    The Editorial Intern provides administrative support to the editorial department, with a particular focus on providing support to the Reference Books team in the project management and delivery of SAGE’s growing handbook program. Under the guidance of the Editorial Support Manager, you will take on tasks which are typically handled by an Editorial Assistant (the first level position within Editorial) working closely with colleagues in the Books Editorial team and across different departments within SAGE. You will also take part in relevant departmental and company meetings and training sessions, to build up transferable knowledge and skills. At the same time, we will be keen to learn from you about your experience of using learning resources in your university studies.




    Be efficienct – you will need to be able to manage a varied workload involving many different tasks and working across a large number of different book projects. You will need to prioritise effectively and allocate appropriate amounts of time to each task.


    Have good interpersonal communication skills – you will be communicating daily with people both inside and outside of Sage. Being able to hold courteous, persuasive conversations (by email or phone) and respond quickly to queries are key requirements of the role.


    Have good research skills – you will be required to search for, select and present relevant information (e.g. about specific university courses and books published by other companies.)


    Be curious and enthusiastic – you will be interested in learning about academic publishing, Sage and the markets we serve, and willing to share your thoughts and experience – particularly (if relevant) your insight as a current or recent university student.


    Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

    • Maintaining accurate information on our database about books and authors under contract;
    • Checking manuscripts and preparing them for handover to the Production Department;
    • Getting book proposals and manuscripts reviewed by lecturers teaching relevant courses;
    • Helping to clear permissions for third party content in our manuscripts;
    • Undertaking research on courses, competitors, and the industry;
    • Writing decline letters for unsuitable projects;
    • Providing information for colleagues within Editorial and other departments;
    • Drafting, sending out and chasing in author contracts for book projects;
    • Communicating with authors who are writing for SAGE to answer questions, provide information and help to ensure that they’re keeping to deadlines;
    • Collating author information and placing orders with the customer services team

    Qualifications & Education



    You will gain varied, hands-on experience of the work done by the Books Editorial Deparment. You will have opportunity to attend the wide range of training workshops and seminars provided by Sage on many aspects of publishing and more general skills. You will have opportunity to meet colleagues from other departments to gain insight on other roles within publishing, such as marketing and production. You will also be assigned a mentor to help you reflect on what you are learning and get the most out of your internship.


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