Member Loginmenu
Text Is Looking for a Publishing Assistant

Text Publishing is looking for an enthusiastic person to join its energetic, highly effective team in a full-time, one-year contract position. 

Duties include doing mailouts, producing marketing materials, database maintenance, coordinating epub production, issuing stock reports and arranging reprints, and assistance with events. The successful applicant will demonstrate a love of books, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and great organisational and multi-tasking abilities. Experience in the book industry would be an advantage.

Applications must include a response to the key selection criteria, and must be received by 9am on Monday 10 November.

Position Description

  • Maintaining and constantly expanding Text's media, bookseller and community interest databases
  • Uploading bibliographical data to internal databases and external review sites
  • Adding author events to the Text website and company calendar
  • Assisting with events for international and local authors
  • Uploading monthly sales materials for Text's distributors (Penguin Australia and Penguin NZ) to schedule
  • Notifying distributors' sales managers and reps about forthcoming publicity and events
  • Producing marketing materials (posters, invitations)
  • Conducting monthly mailouts of books and publicity/marketing materials for new releases, plus additional mailouts on request
  • Producing low-stock reports and arranging reprints
  • Coordinating the production of epub files
  • Performing an annual stocktake of Text's stockroom


  • A love of books and reading
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • An excellent phone manner
  • First-rate administration and organisational skills, and attention to detail when working at speed
  • A valid Australian driver's license
  • Experience with Word, Excel, InDesign and database programs
  • Experience in the book industry would be an advantage

Applications must include a response to the key selection criteria, and must be received at by 9am on Monday 10 November.

Terms: This is a full-time one-year contract position, based in Melbourne

Reporting: To the Sales & Marketing Director

Salary: To be negotiated with the successful applicant


Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

Bite the Book

The Conversation

Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog


Scribe News

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums