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Current vacancies

The History Press is the UK’s largest specialist history publisher. We publish around 200 new titles a year on a wide range of subjects including local, military and transport history, general history and heritage.

Marketing Executive, Publishing

We are looking for a marketing executive to implement publicity campaigns for all new local history titles. This role provides direct support to the commissioning editor for local history in the ongoing development of the local history range (for UK and Irish titles), marketing the range to existing and prospective media and retail customers and arranging author events to ensure that the department is able to meet its targets. The ideal candidate will have experience in copywriting, social media marketing and project management. Core attributes include good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, an ability to work across a multitude of projects and creativity. The salary for this role will be in the region of £18,000 depending upon experience. The role is currently based at our office near Stroud, and will move to our new office at Cheltenham later in the year.

Please email a brief CV and covering letter to Nicola Guy:

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th March.

Freelancing @ THP

We are currently seeking skilled individuals to add to our editorial freelance database. We are looking for copy editors, proofreaders and indexers, preferably with industry-standard qualifications or certification (SfEP members, for example), who enjoy working on varied projects from Queen Victoria to the DH.103 Hornet and have an outstanding eye for detail.

If you are interested in joining our wider freelance team, please send your CV through to

If we think you’re the right fit for out list, one of the in-house editors will be in touch. Unfortunately, due to volume of responses, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful candidates.