We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised team player to join the award-winning Vintage Publicity team as a Publicity Assistant on a permanent basis.
Highly commended as ‘Best In-House Team of the Year’ at the national PR Week Awards 2020, come and begin your career in publishing in this high-performing and pioneering publicity team.
Vintage is a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher. We publish a broad range of literary fiction and non-fiction, and in the last year we have delivered unmissable campaigns for writers including Margaret Atwood, Nigella Lawson, Caroline Criado-Perez, Jo Nesbo, Anne Enright, Yuval Noah Harari, Jeanette Winterson, Ibram X Kendi, Helen Macdonald, Yanis Varoufakis, Ocean Vuong, Roddy Doyle, Martin Amis, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Anne Tyler, Ruth Ware and more!
As Publicity Assistant, you will provide administrative support to ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the team. From scheduling meetings, organising mailings and liaising with other departments and media, to assisting publicists with their campaigns and events, the role requires organisation and efficiency, confident communication skills and exceptional time-management.
You don’t need to have set foot in a publishing house before to grab our attention! We are looking for a proactive candidate with initiative and a love of books who will thrive in a fast-paced environment.
In return, we can offer invaluable PR experience, a wide understanding of the publishing process, and the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders in the industry. You will learn first-hand how we plan and deliver industry-leading PR campaigns that launch and nurture writing careers, and create bestsellers.
All interviews will be conducted over video call. We are currently working remotely, but expect this role to transition to our Embassy Gardens office in Vauxhall, London.
How to apply
Ready to kick-start your career in book publicity? We’d love to hear from you.
Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Thursday 14th January 2021.
- As part of your Cover Letter, please tell us about a book that recently caught your attention through a piece of media and share your thoughts on it.
Salary: You‘ll start on £24,000. Expect a £1,000 increase on your first anniversary in this role and a further £1,000 on your second to reflect your growing contribution.
What you can expect from us
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
• 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
• Medical cover
• Life assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Personal Learning Allowance
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance programme
• Mentoring programme
• Extended Parental Leave policy
• 60% Discount on Company books
• Each site has trained mental health first aiders
• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/
To apply, visit the job page here
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.