Careers and Publishing Internships

Careers and Publishing Internships

Careers & Internships

Whenever a job vacancy arises at Granta Books we will post details on this page.  In additon, we usually advertise in the Bookseller and occasionally in the Guardian.  Unfortunately, due to the high number of enquiries we receive, we cannot respond to speculative applications.


Senior Editorial Role

We are currently looking to fill a senior editorial role, to acquire approximately 8-10 titles a year in literary fiction and/or non-fiction for the Granta Books list.

The ideal candidate will be a proven and distinctive acquirer with a passion for literature, who brings editorial excellence, dynamism and flair to the publication of their books. They will have established contacts in the agenting world, and may also have independent networks from which to directly commission titles. They will be experienced in writing copy, presenting their books at conference and assessing cover designs, and will be familiar with Granta’s list and publishing vision. They will be ambitious, organised, confident and knowledgeable about the market and bookselling.

Applications from commissioning editors to editorial director level are welcome. The chosen candidate will work closely with the Editorial, Marketing, Publicity and Sales departments to bring their books to publication, and will report directly to the Publishing Director.

Interested candidates should please send a covering letter and CV to by 5p.m. on Friday 7th December.


We offer internships for graduates interested in a career in publishing. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hardworking candidates who have a genuine passion for great writing.

From sales and marketing to publicity and editorial, our internships are fast-paced and varied, offering a crucial behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing.

Placements last four weeks and are unpaid, although we offer a fixed payment of £75 a week to cover expenses.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to

Mind Unit - websites, content management and email marketing for the arts