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Work experience

Harlequin UK Ltd offer work experience placements the UK Editorial, Editorial Acquisition, Editorial Managing Editors, HR, Finance, Retail and Marketing departments throughout the year.

Placements are open to anyone who has a genuine interest in publishing, especially women’s fiction. For students, undergraduates and graduates – we can tailor your placement to work around your course. And we will pay towards lunch and travel expenses. 

This is a real opportunity to gain a good working knowledge of many aspects of the publishing process and to gain valuable experience towards finding a permanent position in publishing. 

To apply for Editorial Work Experience with Harlequin please email your CV to

For all other Work Experience placements (with HarperCollins) Please visit our @jobsatharper twitter account for more information.

Current vacancies

Harlequin Presents and Harlequin Romance are in search of two new Editorial Assistants. 

The Editorial Assistant will provide administrative and editorial support for the line and the Editor.  

Mills & Boon Modern (Harlequin Romances) offer uplifting escapes featuring real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men. Experience the intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love. Four new Harlequin Romances are acquired and published each month.

Mills & Boon Cherish (Harlequin Presents) are romance stories featuring alpha males, decadent glamour and jet-set lifestyles. Where sinfully tempting heroes ignite a fierce and wickedly irresistible passion!  Eight new Harlequin Presents titles are acquired and published each month. 

The ideal candidate for both of these vacancies will have an interest in the romance genre and be looking to build a career in publishing. 

For the full job specification and to apply please click here.

To view all our current vacancies, please visit the HarperCollins careers page here.

To send us your CV

If you send your CV via email – please send it to Please note that due to the volume of interest we receive, we are only able to contact successful candidates. 


Equal opportunities policy

Harlequin UK Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to avoiding discrimination in employment. The Company will not tolerate racial, sexual or disability discrimination and aims to ensure that the job applicant, employee or trainee is neither directly or indirectly discriminated against because of any of the protected characteristics (age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership). 

The Company's management at all levels has responsibility for providing equal opportunities, however, all employees have responsibility for the successful application of the policy. In particular, Harlequin UK Ltd intends to ensure that:

Information regarding vacancies has an equal chance of reaching applicants of any race, sex or disability and does not indicate a preference for one group of candidates.

Care will be taken that job requirements are justifiable and are not directly or indirectly discriminatory.

Interviews will be conducted objectively taking all of the foregoing into account.

Access to training and promotion opportunities are provided equally to all employees irrespective of race, sex or disability.

Terms and conditions of employment and access to facilities must be applied equally to all staff with no intention to discriminate.

The Company will not induce or attempt to induce others to practice unlawful discrimination. Any alleged acts of discrimination will be thoroughly investigated through the Company's grievance procedure and disciplinary action will be taken where there is evidence of discrimination (direct or indirect). The Company is also committed to creating a work environment free of harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.