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Apply now: Publishing Cadet

Mon, May 10, 2021

Magabala Books is seeking applications for a Publishing Cadet to work within our publishing team. This is an exciting opportunity to join Magabala’s growing, dynamic team and to work with Indigenous storytellers, writers and illustrators from across Australia.

The two-year cadetship program will provide on-the-job training, professional development, and mentoring for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person interested in a career in publishing. The cadet will gain experience and skills across all areas the organisation. At the successful completion of the program, the cadet will be offered an ongoing position at Magabala.

We are seeking a motivated individual, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail. We encourage applicants with a range of skills and experience to apply (with or without qualifications). This is an opportunity to obtain a strong foundation in publishing and there is some flexibility for the program to be tailored to the successful applicant’s distinct interests and skills.

The cadet will work under the supervision of Magabala Books Publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh, and will receive a wide range of industry support, including mentoring from Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishing professionals, as well as undertaking a secondment opportunity at larger publishing house in the second year of the cadetship.

Location: Broome, Western Australia (relocation subsidy available)
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.

DOWNLOAD JOB PACKAGE for more information.

To apply, please send the following to

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to ring Magabala Books and speak with Kate Rendell to discuss the position on (08) 9192 1991, or you can email any queries to

    Applications close 5pm WST Monday 7 June 2021.

    Please note: this is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 - meaning only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.