Jobs at Floris

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have a small, dedicated staff team.

Would you like to join the Floris team?

Floris Books is a dynamic, growing independent publisher based in Edinburgh. We publish books for children of all ages, as well as adult non-fiction on holistic and alternative living.


Floris Books is currently recruiting for the following role:

Publishing Intern (unpaid)

We are offering an amazing opportunity for one current publishing student. Our semester-long internship will give you the chance to work closely with our dedicated team and to assist with extended projects. Based in our busy marketing department, you'll have the opportunity to work on a variety of live projects.

The successful candidate will work one day per week (to be mutually agreed), commencing in January or February, with flexible time off for revision, exams and holidays.

Applicants must be current undergraduate or postgraduate publishing students. We're looking for an intern with future potential, full of creativity and ideas rather than previous experience. We also recognise the lack of diversity inherent within the publishing industry, so we're particularly encouraging applicants from culturally diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.

Download a full Publishing Intern job description for more information and details of how to apply.

Closing date: Monday 11th November at 5pm.


Anthroposophical publishing work placement programme (paid)

Floris Books runs a programme of six-week publishing work placements specifically for people with an interest or background in anthroposophy (the work of Rudolf Steiner).

Floris Books has been at the heart of the anthroposophical community for forty years. We have a rolling programme of paid work placements intended to give those with an anthroposophical background experience of the publishing industry.

For full details, please download the Anthroposophical Work Placement Description. If you would like to apply, please also download the Application Form which must accompany all applications.


Does Floris Books offer work experience placements or internships?

We welcome work experience students to the Floris team: we recruit annually for current Publishing university/college students only. Placements are unpaid and usually take place one day a week for 6-8 weeks. Unfortunately we are unable to offer internships or work experience at other times, or for secondary/high school students. Intern placements are advertised on this page, through the Napier and Stirling University Publishing courses and on Twitter and Facebook.


Does Floris Books work with freelancers?

All our key functions – editorial, production and marketing – are handled inhouse, so we rarely use freelancers for that type of work. However, we sometimes use freelance translators and illustrators. If you think your illustration style might fit our list, please email with a link to your blog or online portfolio. Please don't send illustrations in the mail, or as attachments to emails.