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Current vacancies at Pavilion Books

Sales Office Assistant 

Pavilion Books is an award-winning, mid-sized independent publisher of high quality illustrated books. Based in our offices in central London, we are offering an exciting opportunity for an organised and industrious person who would like to pursue a career in publishing.

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Office Assistant to work in our busy sales department, gaining experience in a fast-paced, warm and welcoming environment. This is an ideal opportunity for those looking to start a career in publishing, and the successful candidate will fulfil an essential role in the day-to-day operations of a thriving, ever-growing independent publisher.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Providing sales materials and information on a regular basis to our sales teams in the UK and overseas
  • Preparing sales kits and information for our senior in-house sales executives
  • Providing admin support for the in-house sales team (across Trade, Special, Contract and Export)
  • Processing of orders and monitoring their progress to fulfilment
  • Circulation of daily, weekly and monthly sales figures and reports
  • Preparation for book fairs and sales conferences
  • Answering email and telephone enquiries on a daily basis
  • Liaising with our distribution centre on behalf of the sales team
  • Assisting with book launches and events where necessary

Required skills:

  • Outstanding organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and multitask
  • Previous experience working in publishing, and/or in sales is desirable, but not essential

Please apply by email to Toni Allum ( with the subject heading ‘Sales Office Assistant’, including your CV, current salary and cover letter.

Closing date: Wednesday 28th June 2017.
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.


Production & Pre-Press Controller

Pavilion Books are recruiting a Production & Pre-Press Controller to join our busy team. The position requires previous experience in 4 colour and mono print production, taking projects from origination of files at repro stage, managing print schedules, liaising with suppliers and overseeing the print process through to delivery.

Pre-press duties include checking files are ready and suitable for repro, updating logos, fonts etc, adjusting cover layouts to templates and creating press ready PDFs.

  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, self motivation, teamwork and flexibility, preferably be a graduate and hold at least Grade B in GCSE Maths and English Language.
  • Working knowledge of Indesign, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop essential, Quark desirable.
  • Salary on application.

Please email CV and covering letter to:

Morna McPherson and Laura Brodie and

Closing date: 16th June 2017
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.


Work Experience

We occasionally offer work experience placements for between two and four weeks. These placements provide an opportunity to learn about how Pavilion Books works and the functions of its various departments.

Applicants should send a CV and a short outline as to why you want to undertake work experience with Pavilion Books, as well as any particular interests that you have, to