Web Testing Assistant (CDD) Digital Marketing & Website – London

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC is an independent and entrepreneurial global publisher listed on the London Stock Exchange with offices in London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Throughout its 33-year history, Bloomsbury’s mission has been to publish works of excellence and originality.

We are looking for a Web Testing Assistant for a large, business-critical e-commerce project. The successful candidate will primarily provide testing support on the project, working with colleagues from e-commerce, project office, editorial and marketing to support the timely launch of various websites.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a major e-commerce project and gain web experience. You will also learn web project management and generally gain very marketable skills. The primary focus of the role includes:

  • Accompany the tests of an e-commerce project
  • To support content migration work

The role

Main responsibilities

  • Testing of front-end and back-end e-commerce functionalities
  • Content testing / CMS pages
  • Write bugs for developers to fix
  • Use JIRA software to manage bugs
  • Work with the test manager to triage bugs raised by other user acceptance testers

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Web testing experience
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail, fast and precise
  • Able to meet deadlines, handle pressure well and deliver on time
  • Motivated, team spirit


  • Experience working on an e-commerce project
  • HTML experience
  • Experience with project management tools, such as Jira, Zendesk or Basecamp
  • Work experience in the publishing industry

Further information

The role is a temporary full-time position for 6 months with an FTE salary of £24,000

The role is based in our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a 2 day in office / 3 day from home (or fully in office if preferred) hybrid work model. The office days allocated for this role are: Monday and Thursday

As an assistant, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To help applicants who want to start and establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury is offering an interest-free rental deposit to help them find accommodation. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be repaid over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the “APPLY NOW” button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role and salary expectations. Please note in the subject line: ‘Web Testing Assistant’.

The deadline for this position is Friday, June 17, 2022.

Bloomsbury reserves the right to close the position early if we exceed the required number of applications

Benefits of Bloomsbury

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning global organization, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive advantages:

working model

  • hybrid work model of: 2 days in the office / 3 days at home (or entirely in the office if you prefer)


  • 25 days vacation
  • 3.5 days Christmas company vacation
  • 2 days of personal well-being

Other benefits:

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an extra 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Subscription loan

Sharesave program

Home doctor

Eye Care Voucher Program

That Day – access to complementary wellness workshops

Corporate culture ! – Employee voice meetings, staff networks (BAME, disability, mental health, LGBTQ+ and parents, guardians and carers), 15 mental health first aiders trained in UK offices, publication events and access to resources free publications

For additional benefits, see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please report to the recruitment team if necessary

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial assistance to people who wish to enter the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org

The company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the original publisher and trustee of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic names. Read our story to find out how it all started.

Bloomsbury is committed to creating a work environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, respects difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are committed to nurturing and developing our people to reach their full potential, and we know that our success is built on the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognize the urgent need to attract and support candidates from all backgrounds and identities to be part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please learn more about our missions and values here.

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