Junior Content Producer Apprentice

Date Posted: 13 days ago
Oxford OX1 5QP

Job Description

About Employer

At Oxford eBooks, we understand what it takes to make a successful eBook. We’ve been doing it for 10 years now and have it down to a fine art. We use a delicate blend of technology and artistic talent to turn your original manuscript or printed book into a nicely formatted eBook file that you can sell. We don’t believe that eBook conversions can be truly accomplished by pushing a button, it takes skill and experience to know what works and what doesn’t. We use our own software tools and processes to do most of the heavy-lifting so that we can be fast and efficient, and on top of that we hand-craft and check your eBook’s design and layout giving a result that we’re confident you will be delighted with and at a price that makes it all worthwhile.

Brief overview of the role

This position fills a creative role within our small company to complement technical production.
The role would be ideal for local applicants considering a break from further education following GCSE or A-Levels who want to gain valuable, real-world work experience as well as additional qualifications.

Position Type



£8,385 Annually

Working Week

Monday to Friday 9:30 until 17:30 with a paid lunch break of 30 mins.

Positions available

Junior Content Producer (Level 3)

Vacancy description

The role will involve work on various publishing projects for our clients as well as our own digital publishing.
We’re looking for a candidate that is interested in all aspects of digital publishing, has a keen eye for detail and is able to contribute creatively to projects.
An interest in books and specifically sci-fi / fantasy will be a huge bonus as these are the genres that we publish inhouse.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of authors and publishers on projects of all genres.

This may involve:
Audiobook proofing and editing.
Typesetting printed books and graphic novels.
Digital marketing of products, company branding.
Social Media.
Checking eBooks for delivery to clients.
Web design, page editing.
Preparing and editing graphics for web content.
Cover art design and composition.
Uploading eBooks, audiobooks to distributors.
Collaboration and creative input on original publishing projects.
Possible video editing projects.
Testing software projects.

Requirements and prospects
Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification)

Skills Required

A good level of competence with using PC (Windows) based applications is required, and the candidate will be using a range of applications including:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Excel, Word and other MS Office tools
WordPress (visual bakery editor)

Personal Qualities

Thirst for creativity
Content producing

Training to be Provided

"Content planning;
Content development;
Content creation and evaluation; Industry awareness"

Future Prospects

After qualification, permanent position will be discussed.

Other Information

The business is located in a spacious self-contained, bespoke building at the back of a residential property. Note that there is a friendly Labrador present much of the time, so any pet allergies would need to be considered.

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