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Publicist, Daunt Books Publishing

Job vacancy for a Publicist, Daunt Books Publishing

We are looking for a Publicist to join our publishing department part-time. This is an exciting role for someone who is ready to take the next step in their career and direct publicity for a successful and ambitious literary imprint.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, unflappable, and hands-on, with excellent contacts, a solid knowledge of the publishing industry, and the adaptability and nous to work at a small independent publisher.

Job description:

  • Planning, managing and executing publicity campaigns for all titles including creating databases, pitching and mailouts
  • Creating press releases and marketing materials such as advance proofs
  • Planning and running author tours and events
  • Running social media channels including Twitter and Instagram and building audiences
  • Managing our website and writing marketing newsletters
  • Managing internal communications and liaising with sales teams
  • Updating systems and managing metadata
  • Building and updating contact databases
  • Liaising with and communicating with independent booksellers
  • Overseeing the brand and building brand awareness
  • The role is 2-3 days a week, with the potential to expand in the future

Essential skills include:

  • Industry experience (3 years minimum)
  • Good awareness of Daunt Books Publishing titles and a commitment to literary fiction and non-fiction, with a sharp commercial eye
  • Highly efficient, organised and proactive
  • Excellent publicity contacts
  • Highly proficient across digital platforms
  • Imagination and flair, with an ability to work creatively and ambitiously within small budgets
  • Confident and professional when working with authors and agents
  • Highly responsible and able to work independently
  • Creative marketing and administrative skills, with an eye for design and attention to detail
  • An energetic and flexible approach to work, with an ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in using digital systems such as Mailchimp and WordPress

This is not an entry level job. Competitive salary.

Please email your C. V. and covering letter to Rebecca Le Fevre: vacancies@dauntbooks.co.uk

Deadline: Monday 18th February 2019

Publicist, Daunt Books Publishing

Daunt Books, London
Full-time, Permanent
Bookselling, Professional
Administration, Publicity, Marketing, Digital, Admin & PA