Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Available Positions

Assistant Editor, General History

The role involves helping in the production of the general history list (which covers most periods, from Ancient Greece to Syria today) at Amberley Publishing, copyediting, proofreading and administrative tasks to help in the smooth running of the team.

This position is traditionally considered to be an entry-level role although previous experience is an advantage. An interest in history would of course be a plus. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a successful publishing company.

Amberley is an independent publisher of books on a rich variety of history and heritage and our catalogue includes print and e-books across local, transport, industry, general history, sport, military and niche specialist interests.

Hours: 0900-1730

Location: Stroud

To apply, please email a cover letter along with your CV to Shaun Barrington on

Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor wanted to support the work of the Publisher in commissioning and publishing history books. Experience welcomed although full training will be given to the right candidate. Position requires enthusiasm and confidence. Recipient must be educated to degree standard. A history or languages degree would be an advantage. To apply, please email a cover letter along with your CV to Jonathan Jackson on

Commissioning Editor - Local History

We are looking for an experienced editor to work part-time, commissioning new books for our thriving local history list.

You will preferably have experience of commissioning books of this kind before and experience of publishing books in series.

The commissioning editor will find new authors to write for our range of illustrated series and liaise with colleagues in our local history team.

We can offer a competitive salary and flexible working hours for the right candidate.

Please contact our publishing director Jonathan Jackson if you are interested in applying:

Freelance Sales Representatives

We are always interesting to hear from people who may be offer freelance sales services on a commission only basis. While we do have our own sales force, anyone who can tap into markets that we do not penetrate is welcome to get in touch. In particular, we are always on the lookout for people looking to merchandise our books into non-bookshop outlets in larger cities, particularly London and Birmingham. To apply, please email a cover letter along with your CV to Kevin Paul on

Work Experience

Our Work Experience can provide a useful insight into publishing. We offer placements throughout the year in Editorial and Publicity departments, depending on the level of demand and the workload within the business. Work experience is generally unpaid, although we provide a fixed contribution package towards (travel) expenses. To register your interest in Editorial, please send your CV to Careers at Amberley on and to register your interest in Publicity, please send you CV to Nick Hayward on

Please note that we receive a huge volume of CVs while we only have a limited number of positions. We cannot, therefore, guarantee if you will be offered a placement and when. Should a position become available, we will contact you by e-mail or telephone. No employment agencies please.