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Careers and Internships



Do you have a passion for engaging non-fiction and for the fiction, culture and politics of the Middle East?

Saqi Books, a leading trade and academic publisher on the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a talented publicist and marketing executive with a minimum of two years’ experience to join our small, dynamic publishing team.

Home to award-winning, critically acclaimed authors from around the globe, Saqi Books publishes a prestigious mix of non-fiction and literature in translation. Our authors include Amin Maalouf, Nawal El Saadawi, Adonis, Naguib Mahfouz, to name just a few. Our progressive non-fiction imprint, The Westbourne Press, releases thought-provoking and entertaining works on the leading issues of our time, including recent successes by Reza Aslan, Eric Berkowitz and Sabrina Mahfouz.

We are looking for a creative and resourceful publicist and marketing executive to work on our diverse list of books. The role will require a strong team player who will plan, organise and implement fully integrated PR, digital and marketing campaigns and events. An excellent communicator with experience of delivering outstanding author care, you will thrive in a busy environment, understand strategic publicity and marketing activity, and enjoy developing innovative campaigns.

While the primary aspect of your job will be publicity and marketing, as a key member of our small team, you will also participate and contribute to all aspects of our publishing, including commissioning and editorial.

Please send your CV, cover letter and current salary details to Lynn Gaspard,

Closing date: Friday 1 November 2019
Salary: Competitive



Throughout the year we offer short paid internships for graduates interested in a career in publishing. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hardworking candidates who have a genuine passion for great writing. A proven interest in and familiarity with the kinds of books we publish will be an advantage.

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. Our internships last for one or two-week periods. Successful applicants are expected to work office hours, weekdays 9am – 5.30pm and on occasion attend evening events.  We pay £7.83 per hour for interns aged 25+; and £7.38 per hour for interns aged 18-24.

To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter and the dates you are available in the next six months to