Part-Time Job Share; 3 consecutive days per week
Join the award-winning team of book publicists at Vintage – a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s leading book publishing company.
With a catalogue of over 6,000 titles, Vintage publishes some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trailblazers to our red-spine Vintage Classics. This means that our broad family of authors ranges from world-class prize-winners to emerging talent, including Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Jo Nesbo, Afua Hirsch, Rukmini Iyer, Ocean Vuong and Ian McEwan.
Reporting to a Publicity Director, you will be responsible for planning and executing targeted creative media and events campaigns, promoting new releases from both established and debut authors, working across a broad range of literary fiction and non-fiction book titles
A background in book publishing is not essential, but a love of books is! Your enthusiasm and excellent people skills will enable you to liaise with journalists in the national media, and build strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders. A keen team player, you will work closely with your job share partner and wider publicity team to ensure the successful delivery of each campaign.
With a background in the arts, creative or media industries, you will have some experience of managing media and events campaigns, and will be confident writing engaging press materials. You will have excellent communication, personal organisation, and time-management skills.
The role is based at our office in Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, London, with flexible working options to be discussed at interview stage.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter telling us about a recent campaign which makes you proud, and the book you’ve most enjoyed reading this year.
All interviews will be conducted virtually. Closing date for applications is Friday 8th October.
What you can expect from us:
Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
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.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.
We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
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: https://www.btbs.org/
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.
Company: Penguin Books Limited
Country: United Kingdom
Postal Code: SW11 7BW
Job ID: 168721
London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW