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Editorial Trainee - Helen Fraser Fellowship

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Date: 18-May-2017

Location: Strand, LND, GB, WC2R 0RL

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House UK 

Requisition ID: 8509

The Helen Fraser Publishing Fellowship: a great opportunity for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority editorial talent.


The Fellowship will start on 4th September 2017 and is a 6-month paid editorial traineeship for BAME candidates with Hamish Hamilton, one of Penguin Random House’s literary imprints, home to world-renowned and prestigious authors such as Zadie Smith, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Arundhati Roy and Ali Smith.


Working at our 80 Strand offices in central London, you’ll learn about all aspects of the business of literary publishing, and by the end of the six months you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the editorial process, working with both fiction and non-fiction.


You’ll also have had the opportunity to be mentored and attend a variety of development programmes.


Don't take it from us - hear from one of our previous fellows on what it was like. 


It goes without saying you’ll have a passion for the books that Hamish Hamilton publishes and a desire to learn about the business of publishing.


We’re looking for someone with ideas – who can communicate them convincingly, and who can form strong relationships with colleagues across the company. You’ll also have excellent attention to detail as well as a flair for writing copy.


Above all, you’ll have the desire to throw yourself into this traineeship and demonstrate the curiosity and passion to learn the business of what we do.


This is what matters to us. Not what you’ve done before or what you’ve studied. We are looking for new voices and fresh perspectives – and we know that comes in different forms.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply no later than Wednesday 14th June with a CV and covering letter in which you should tell us:


– Why do you want to be a Fellow at Hamish Hamilton?
– What excites you about the business of publishing? 
– Which book published in the last 12 months have you loved most, and why?


This traineeship is a positive action under the Equality Act 2010.

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