Publicity Assistant, Marketing, Children’s
This role includes supporting the rest of the children’s Publicity team with general publicity administrative tasks and supporting with the planning, implementing and managing of ambitious, sales-driving publicity campaigns for the Bloomsbury Children’s list
Reporting to the Head of Children’s Publicity, the incumbent will:
- Provide administrative and campaign support to the Publicity team. This includes diary scheduling, processing invoices, booking author travel, inputting spend on budget, organising mailings, accompanying authors and illustrators to events and interviews
- Ownership of some publicity campaigns, to develop skillset and knowledge of campaign work, and contribute to the wider department
- Management of departmental publicity processes
- Serving as the publicity contact for the public and media, via phone and email so that all communication with external stakeholders is efficient, friendly and given in a timely manner
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of duties. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Need to know:
- Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills to deliver tasks within deadline
- Great attention to detail
- Keen interest in social media and new media to be abreast of changes in the market place
- Strong verbal and written communication skills required for copy editing, writing of press releases etc
- Strong relationship building skills, internally and externally, to build on and establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Passion for reading to keep abreast of the books Bloomsbury publish as well as the trends in the market place
Need to Be:
- Excellent communicator
- Creative and solutions-oriented
- Positive and proactive
- Persuasive and engaging
- Able to work equably and productively with colleagues and external partners
The role is a full-time permanent position with an annual salary of £23,000
The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP however, as all Bloomsbury employees are currently working from home, this role will also be based from home until our offices reopen on a mandatory working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits, generous staff discounts and flexible working arrangements.
As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 27th July 2021. Full application and link to apply here
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.
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