Careers with Debrett's

DEBRETT’S editorial intern

Salary: National Minimum Wage
Location: Mayfair, London
Job type: Three-month internship
Application closes: 22nd April 2016
Start date: 23rd May 2016

Debrett’s is looking for an editorial intern to work on its biographical reference publication People of Today.

People of Today, published annually for over 30 years, celebrates those individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership.

The internship offers the opportunity to receive training in, and work on, all aspects of the publishing process, and to become involved in other areas of the business as a whole.

This three-month paid position would suit a recent graduate with a keen interest in biography and current affairs, looking for experience in an editorial role.

Job Specification:

Learning the skills required to edit People of Today and the rules that govern who is included.

Providing administrative support for mailouts, collating and logging returns and finding new addresses for people who have moved.

Researching entrants and keeping abreast of current affairs to ensure information is accurate and up-to-date.

Writing and updating entries.

Supporting other departments by proofreading documents including presentations and marketing material.

Writing marketing content for targeted mailings, email newsletters and social media.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good grasp of grammar and punctuation.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage own time and workload.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Interest in current affairs.
  • Experience working with databases is an advantage.

Please email Lucy Hume with a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and your particular interest in the role.