Careers and Publishing Internships

Careers and Publishing Internships

Careers & Internships

Whenever a job vacancy arises at Granta 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.

Sales and Publishing Assistant

Granta is one of the most respected and dynamic independent literary publishers in the UK, publishing a list of diverse, award-winning books from around the world, and the celebrated Granta magazine.

We are looking for a Sales and Publishing Assistant to support our Senior Sales Manager and the wider publishing team. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody looking for a first job in publishing, who wants to work with a young, ambitious, dynamic team, and be exposed to as broad a range of publishing practices as possible. The successful candidate should possess excellent organisation and administrative skills, and be a clear and confident communicator with initiative.

The Sales and Publishing Assistant will report to the Senior Sales Manager.


  • Monitoring and updating Bibliographic systems and key customer databases for print and eBooks
  • Coordinating and distributing information and materials to UK and Export sales teams
  • Assisting with the management of our US and Canadian Sales distribution
  • Monitoring stock and liaising with the warehouse on stock/supply issues
  • Archive management
  • Supplying books and processing orders
  • Organising title, catalogue and proof mailings
  • Assisting with conferences, fairs and events
  • Running and distributing weekly sales reports
  • Assisting the Sales Manager and wider publishing team with ad hoc admin tasks


Required skills:

  • An enthusiasm for books
  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Highly organised with a good eye for detail and able to manage a varied workload
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) is essential
  • Some knowledge of Publishing systems such as Bibliolive, Coresource and Vista would be an advantage

Closing date: 9am Monday 29th April. First interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th May.

Salary – £22,000 pa with 25 days holiday plus all public holidays.

Please email your CV and covering letter to


We offer internships for graduates interested in a career in publishing. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hardworking candidates who have a genuine passion for great writing.

From sales and marketing to publicity and editorial, our internships are fast-paced and varied, offering a crucial behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing.

We are not currently taking applications, but keep an eye on this page for news of the next application period.

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