Careers at Faber

Faber & Faber is looking for the following:

Temporary Discovery Data Assistants

We are looking for three temporary Discovery Data Assistants for a period of three months, from late September 2014, based at our offices in Great Russell Street, London WC1. The London Living Wage will be paid.

The chosen candidates will be working on an important fixed-term project, focusing on optimising Faber backlist copy for the web. You will be trained up for SEO/keyword creation (a key skill for modern editorial and marketing teams in all major media sectors) and taught how to apply it to copy for the web. The postholders will be provided with a target number of titles to optimise on a weekly basis, with guidance and support from the Faber editorial and data teams.

Previous office experience is desirable, though not essential, but a desire to work in publishing is crucial, together with excellent written English and IT skills, strong organisational and communication skills, plus an ability to work under pressure and to prioritise workload.

Faber & Faber remains one of the last of the great independent publishing houses in London, with a backlist featuring books by no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners, a thriving frontlist and ever-growing ebook list, and new ventures including the print-on-demand Faber Finds imprint, Faber Digital, Faber Academy (the creative writing school), as well as Faber Factory, and Faber Factory Plus.

Please apply by email, with CV and covering letter, to

Closing date for applications is Friday 15th August 2014.

Work Experience & Internships

Faber are now operating a regular internship scheme, forming part of specific university Publishing MA courses. As a result we are no longer offering work experience.

If you would like to research other publishers, we recommend looking at the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, a comprehensive source for contact addresses, websites and information on the types of books publishers and literary agencies take on, or the website of the Independent Publishers' Guild (

The Bookseller and Bookbrunch are the leading trade publications and good sources for publishing industry news and information, plus comment and job listings. Other sites worth investigating include Publishing Perspectives, The Literary Platform, Bookmachine and Bookcareers. If you are eligible, have a look too at the Society of Young Publishers.