Careers at Boydell and Brewer

UK Office

Business Support Coordinator

Boydell & Brewer based in Woodbridge, Suffolk
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As the Business Support Coordinator you will report to the Chief Financial Officer and provide an effective and efficient front-line service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Skill and attributes required:
  • A self-starter used to working as a team player in a busy environment, with demonstrable receptionist experience
  • Ability to organise own workload and adapt / prioritise as necessary
  • Strong administrative skills, particularly the ability to use Word, Excel, and Microsoft Office tools to a high standard
  • A good command of the English language and its uses within an electronic environment such as digital work is essential
Other key responsibilities can include:
  • Monitoring central trading email and actioning or forwarding where appropriate
  • Conference and author launch coordination
  • Catalogue Mailing / Returns
  • Distribution liaison point person, including sending on review copies, society requests, and web orders
  • Confirming discounts for Distributors
  • Accurate accounts system entry
  • First point of contact on the phone, taking accurate messages and ensuring they are forwarded to the intended recipient
  • Handling of incoming and outgoing mail including returning Author/Editors Materials
  • Receive visitors in a professional manner offering tea and coffee
  • Booking hotels and catering requirements
  • Ensuring the reception and stationery areas are well maintained and fully stocked
  • Photocopier, Telephone and Franking Machine general maintenance
  • Ensuring general maintenance of building
  • Ensuring Health and Safety procedures are followed as well acting as the Fire Marshall and monitoring security systems
  • File Copy Marking and Storing
  • Archiving Folders
  • Various other tasks when needed
Salary negotiable depending on experience. 35 hours, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 hr for lunch. Parking is available on site and is accessible by public transport

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US Office

Editorial Internship

Boydell & Brewer, Inc.
Camden House/University of Rochester Press


Support the University of Rochester Press and Camden House Editorial Directors and the University of Rochester Press Managing Editor by performing administrative and light editorial tasks.

Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills, computer skills, a sharp eye for detail, and excellent proofreading skills necessary
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in English grammar and usage, and an excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Maturity and good organization, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with databases and data entry a plus
Responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with URP and Camden House editorial directors; assist with administrative tasks related to editorial activities and objectives
  • Communicate with academic authors and editors about matters related to their books or series
  • Maintain physical and electronic author and production files
  • Maintain physical data for proposed and contracted books and authors in Dataflex
  • Assist with compiling and distributing new book proposals to editorial board members; coordinate board member votes and responses to proposals; help with planning of editorial board meetings
  • Take minutes at URP editorial board meetings
  • Send manuscripts to peer reviewers, arrange payment for reader reports
  • Mail and track author publishing contracts
  • Occasionally mail copyedited manuscripts to contributors
  • Conduct occasional library and web research, etc.
  • Send occasional rejection form letters
  • Maintain publicity blurbs and author bios in database
  • Occasional light copyediting, proofreading, photocopying
  • Mail/distribute presentation copies as books publish
  • Assist other editorial or production staff in administrative tasks when needed.
  • Approximately 20 hours per week, regular schedule
This internship is unpaid, but can be arranged for course credit as long as the student is sponsored by an approved faculty member

Interested candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter explaining why they feel they are qualified, and how this internship will help them in future career goals, to Julia Cook at cook@boydellusa.net.