Applications for JobHack in Nottingham are now closed.

Keep an eye out for more information about future JobHacks in Middlesbrough, Bristol and Stoke on Trent later this year.

Hope to see you there.


Imagine it’s 9:30am and it’s time to start work. You love your job – you get to do what you do best every day. What does your typical morning look like? Are you…

  • Answering emails to your favourite childhood author with your thoughts on their latest manuscript?
  • Sharing your campaign ideas for Stormzy’s new book, prepping a new author for their first podcast interview, or thinking about which actor’s voice would be perfect for bringing an audiobook to life?
  • Getting feedback on the cover designs for Malorie Blackman’s next bestseller, or developing visual ideas that’ll go viral on social media?
  • Hustling a deal with a big retailer; analysing data and using your digital know-how to make sure that some brilliant voices are heard by people around the world?

If it’s big ‘yes’ to any or all of these answers (and even if it isn’t) – getting into publishing could be a great career choice for you.

But where do you begin? What if you’ve never even thought about a career in the creative industries before?

JobHack is a great place to start.

It’s a chance for anyone 16+ to get immersed in publishing. And, it’s coming right to your door in Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Bristol and Stoke on Trent. 

This is not just a careers day.

JobHack is a day for anyone, especially if you are completely fresh to publishing.

All we ask is that you’re passionate about stories, are curious to find out more and over 16 by the day of the event. You don’t need to have studied English, have a degree or spend all your spare time reading. We’re much more interested in your ideas, interests and potential.

Not only will you see what goes on and talk to people working in the industry, you’ll get to learn new skills through creative and interactive workshops. From pitching ideas persuasively to developing design ideas and marketing campaigns that catch attention.

Our world is changing, and connecting people to the greatest stories, the smartest thinking and the best ideas takes a team with many different talents and perspectives. People like you.

Find out where stories like yours start. Apply here.

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