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Publications Assistant - 12-month FTC

Publications Assistant - 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Circa £22k per annum

The British Academy - the UK’s national Academy for the humanities and social sciences - is seeking a Publications Assistant to help build our profile and increase public awareness of the value and importance of the humanities and social sciences

The post-holder will assist with the timely delivery of British Academy publications in the humanities and social sciences, providing assistance from receipt of book proposal, through to print and online publication. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and demonstrate strong attention to detail. Ideally you will have experience working in an academic publishing background with an understanding of either editorial or production processes (in either books or journals).

The British Academy publishes about 30 new books a year. These include research monographs, editions and catalogues, and multi-author volumes of articles (including a journal and a magazine). Many of the publications arise from the Academy’s own activities, whether research programmes or events.

This is an exciting opportunity for a multi-tasker looking for a responsible and challenging role in academic publishing.

The Academy offers 42 days of annual holiday (including 8 bank holidays), excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London. 


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right hand side of this page. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the short listing process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:


The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 27 August 2019

Interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday, 2 September 2019.

Any applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.