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Publicity Assistant

Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and is home to best-selling authors and illustrators such as Liz Pichon, Dara O’ Briain, Phillip Pullman, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, as well as market leading brands including The Hunger Games, Captain Underpants and Horrible Histories.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a hugely enthusiastic, organised and can-do individual to join our busy and creative London team as Publicity Assistant.

With a meticulous eye for detail and desire to excel in all areas of the job, you’ll provide responsive publicity support such as: writing and sending out press releases; creating mailing lists; sending information to the media; liaising with festivals, bookshops and schools on events; creating on and off line publicity materials; programming social media; and attending events. You will be integral to team admin and keeping our budget up-to-date. You’ll help to deliver campaigns maximising the impact of media relations and social media capabilities, making the most of every opportunity for our brands and for our authors and illustrators.

You’ll need excellent written and oral communications skills, including good grammar and punctuation. Strong interpersonal skills, face-to-face, on the phone and on email, are a must; you’ll need to liaise with a range of internal and external contacts, and will also be required to cover reception on occasion. We’re looking for someone brimming with positivity, professionalism and bright ideas who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

In return, we’ll offer you the scope to be part of some amazing campaigns for a host of exceptionally talented authors and illustrators.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you and please send your CV with a covering letter to quoting job reference 028.18.

We are an inclusive organisation and actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

Publicity Assistant

Scholastic, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Educational, Publisher, Trade
Assistant, Publicity
Salary description: 
£20,473 per annum