What will I be doing?
You’ll be editing and writing text, making sure explanations are clear and easy to understand. You’ll also be finding and editing graphics, and combining them with the text to produce beautifully laid out pages. As a trainee in the team, you’ll receive detailed feedback, guidance and training from more senior Editors to help you progress.
And the humour, who adds that?
You will! You’ll learn CGP’s instantly recognisable house style so that you’re fully equipped to make sure our books are bursting with personality.
What software do I need to be able to use?
We use a range of different software to make our products, with Adobe InDesign being the main one. You’ll need to be comfortable getting to grips with new software quickly, but you don’t need prior experience of any particular packages — you’ll be given full training. After that, we expect you to be constantly improving your software skills to become ever slicker at your job.
What other qualities will I need?
You’ll be extremely bright with a great academic record and a confident command of English. You’ll also need excellent attention to detail so that you can produce good pages and spot mistakes, along with top communication skills and the ability to take constructive criticism on board. A flash of creativity is very handy too.
Where will I be working?
At one of our offices on the southern edge of the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria.
What subjects will I be working on?
It depends on what products we’re making. There’ll be times when you work on your subject specialism and times when you’re working on something completely different. It’s important that you’re flexible and a good team player.
But I’m a Science/Maths graduate — don’t you need an English degree to work in publishing?
Nope, not at all! We specifically need Science and Maths graduates to work on our Science and Maths products. You’ll need a solid grasp of grammar, spelling and punctuation, but a background in creative writing or analysing texts isn’t necessary. We’re more interested in your ability to explain complex ideas in everyday language.
I’ve never considered working in publishing before, and I don’t have any experience — is that a problem?
No. In fact, very few of our Science and Maths Editors were looking for a job in publishing before they came across our advert. They’re a bright, talented bunch who wanted to continue to use their subject knowledge but weren’t necessarily interested in a career in the lab or becoming an accountant. Joining our publishing team fit the bill for them… so it could for you too!
Have I got this right — you’ve got internships available and also permanent roles?
Yep, that’s true. Let us know which you’re interested in, or if you’re open to both possibilities. We’ll then match successful candidates with the role that best fits their skills and situation.
Is there a possibility of an internship turning into a permanent role?
Absolutely. If you impress us during your internship and there’s a permanent role available then we’ll certainly consider you for it.
And I’ve seen you mentioned generous benefits — could you tell me a bit more?
Sure! As well as our stunning Lake District working environment, you’ll also get free membership of our Leisure and Golf Club, cashback on everyday health treatments and of course great holidays and pension. What’s more, as an independent publisher we have the freedom to do things a bit differently, so there are quirky goings-on all year round. You’ll have to join us to find out more…