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Arabic Translation I​nternship opportunit​y with Comma Press​

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Deadline for applications: 20th August.

This autumn Comma Press is offering a unique three month internship for an Arabic translation graduate, to be based within the publisher’s Manchester office. With the support of CASAW, this will be a paid position and will provide the successful candidate with a unique introduction to the literary publishing industry. The intern will be charged with helping the press set up a permanent Arabic translation imprint, and will cover all aspects of the editorial process: commissioning, acquisition, production, digital production, sales, marketing and editorial. The role will also require a degree of research into creative writing activities across a range of countries, liaising with universities in the Middle East, developing contacts, and building links with authors and readers.

Applicants must have a Masters degree, or the equivalent or higher, from a UK HEI, or be enrolled in a PhD programme at a UK HEI, and be able to secure a leave of studies
for the period of the internship. Eligibility follows AHRC-PG studentship guidelines. (Applications from on-course MA students will also be considered providing they can get leave of absence from their course for the period of the internship).

The internship will run: 16 Sep – 13 Dec (flexible if necessary). Full time
Monthly stipend: £1132
Accommodation allowance if the intern is not based within commuting distance: £750 per month

Essential requirements:
* Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic (Standard Modern Arabic).
* Copy writing skills in English.
* Interest in (and some familiarity with) the literary/publishing scene in the UK.
* Excellent project management skills.

* Familiarity with at least one Arabic regional dialect (ameya).
* Familiarity with the literary and cultural scene in the Arabic world.

More information about Comma Press here.

For more information about the post email: Ra.Page@commapress.co.uk
For a more detail job description see
To apply email a CV and a letter of introduction to the above address, explaining in less than 500 words why you feel you would be suited to the internship.

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