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If you are interested in a career in publishing, want to find out more about what's involved, or simply need some office experience for your CV, why not get in touch?

 About us...

Based in attractive offices in Clapham, Michael O'Mara Books is a small friendly company with an informal atmosphere.

We offer a number of people work experience each year, especially around the times of the major book fairs when we can always use some helping hands! The work ranges from office administration to preparing sales and publicity material, organising mailings, contacting bookshops and updating customer records. Because we are a small company, there are often a wide variety of tasks, which provide excellent opportunities to see how each department operates. To find out more, why not take a look at the descriptions of each department to be found on this website?

We can offer a goodwill payment to help to cover any expense, and are happy to provide references upon completion. Although we prefer people to work full time (from 9.30 to 5.30) for two or three-week placements, we can also arrange times to fit around periods of study or other commitments.

 About you...

The majority of people taking up placements with us are students looking for office experience and the chance to improve language or computer skills. Although no specific experience is necessary, it helps if you have some basic computer skills and a confident phone manner. Foreign languages and experience of using Macs and Microsoft Office applications are a plus. Above all you need to be cheerful and willing to turn your hand to anything, with bags of initiative and an interest in publishing!

 Get in touch...

If you'd like to find out more, please contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator, by sending your cv in by post or emailing it to

[email protected]