We receive many requests from people wishing to participate in our work experience programme, and we have a track record of former participants finding full-time work in publishing and the media industries, both in the UK and overseas. We are currently able to offer 3-month paid internships in our Book Department, for one intern at a time. We also run the Carole Blake Open Doors Project, offering candidates from backgrounds under-represented in the industry the opportunity of two weeks’ experience in publishing (for more information, click here).
Due to the type of work required of our interns, participants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL level English or equivalent.
We are unable to help with finding accommodation in London while you are with us, except for those on the Carole Blake Open Doors Project, with the programme's partnership with the Book Trade Charity (BTBS).
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
Blake Friedmann is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.
We are currently offering one full-time internship in the Book Department, for three months, working across the department including with primary agents and the foreign rights team.
We are looking for keen readers with an eye for detail, and a real passion for the book trade and ideally ambition to work in rights or within a literary agency. Candidates must be willing to get stuck in and hit the ground running from day one, tackling a wide range of administrative tasks including reception and phone duties, as well as reader reports and preparing materials for foreign rights submissions and book fairs. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential, as well as strong organisational skills and a good team ethic.
We are currently open for applications for a placement from 22nd October 2018 - 25th January 2019 (though dates are flexible for the right candidate). Please send a CV and covering letter to Hattie Grunewald - hattie[at]blakefriedmann.co.uk. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 13th September 2018.
Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to write a reader report, and will be interviewed over the phone before any final decisions are made.
We are not currently offering work experience placements in our media department.