Job Openings

MARKETING AND PUBLICITY ASSISTANT – PART TIME - UK

An opportunity has arisen for an efficient, highly organised person to join the world’s pre-eminent radical publisher, Verso, at our office in Soho, London, working three days per week.

Responsibilities include online and email marketing, creating marketing material, publicity and filing. The person will require good communication skills and a willing attitude, as well as a demonstrable familiarity with our list and publishing history.

Experience in book publishing or book selling is preferable, though not required. Graduates welcome.

Please apply by sending a CV and short covering letter as separate attachments to Jennifer Tighe, jennifer@verso.co.ukby 5th January 2015, marking your email subject line: MARKETING APPLICATION

ASSISTANT EDITOR - UK

The London office of Verso Books—the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world—is looking for an Assistant Editor. She or he will work with our senior editors in London, New York and Paris to bring in book proposals across Verso's full range—international politics, history, sociology, literature, art, economics and theory—and see them through to publication.  Chief responsibilities will be liaising with authors, applying for and pursuing translation grants, acquiring and editing new projects, and working with our production and desk editorial departments.

Ideally candidates will have some editorial experience, but we will consider applications from graduates. Candidates will need to show that they are able to work to deadline on a range of complex projects as part of a dynamic and tightly knit team. A demonstrable understanding of Verso's list, and the political and intellectual project that drives it, is essential. Salary will be according to experience. 

Please email your covering letter and CV as separate attachments to Rowan Wilson at rowan@verso.co.uk by January 5th 2015, with the subject line 'Editor Application'. Applicants must be entitled to work in the UK, and available for interview during the week beginning January 12th.