Careers at Faber & Faber


Production Assistant


Faber is a leading independent literary publisher, recent winner of the Trade Publisher of the Year and Publisher of the Year. Our Production Department is looking to recruit a Production Assistant to support the smooth delivery of both the frontlist publication programme in all formats (print, ebook, audio), the backlist stock requirements and the output of the third-party production services.

The role is highly comprehensive, involving some responsibility for all aspects of production; processing reprints, co-ordinating paperback and e-book production, liaising with external suppliers and very closely with other internal departments, preparing for key meetings, preparing precise costings for third-party printings, and general departmental admin using Biblio3, Adobe creative suite and Microsoft Office applications as well as some bespoke software. This will lead to the responsibility for working on their own list of titles which will include some colour work.

We are looking for a very organised individual with the ability to prioritise their workload, who is flexible, literate and a team player with a passion for the practical and logistical aspects of publishing.

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter to the Recruiting Manager,

Salary £23,000.

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 11th August.


We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.  All applications will be considered on merit.

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Getting into Publishing

All entry level jobs are posted on the Faber website. We do not provide unpaid work experience. We do provide student placements as part of University Publishing MA courses, we also provide the occasional paid internship and we work with Creative Access in providing a training bursary.

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.

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