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Marketing & Publicity Assistant, Special Interest-Non Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for an enthusiastic and meticulous Marketing and Publicity Assistant to join the creative and innovative Adult Marketing and Publicity team at Bloomsbury Publishing, working across the Special Interest non-fiction imprints. Imprints include: Continuum, Green Tree, Sport, Business, Wildlife, Nautical and Sigma. Our award-winning publishing lists include a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from current affairs to popular science, from religion to wellbeing, and from business to the outdoors, alongside with the world’s most famous sports book, The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Our acclaimed list of authors includes: Maisie Hill, Martin Dorey, Justin Welby, Paul Tonkinson, Anna Williamson and Philipp Forrester.

The role

  • Provide support to the marketing and publicity teams across their campaigns including assisting with and organising events and accompanying authors to events and interviews
  • Ownership of some marketing and publicity campaigns and involvement in development of special interest strategy and outreach
  • Creation of social media campaigns and assets
  • Management of administrative tasks
  • Responsibility for internal communication of publicity coverage and events schedule
  • Administrative support on quarterly marketing launch & review meetings
  • General publicity and marketing contact for public and media, via phone and email
  • Responsibility for writing e-newsletters and updating areas of the website
  • Assisting with set up and manning of stands at exhibitions
  • Reporting line to Senior Head of Publicity – Special Interest

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Excellent organizational, timekeeping and multi-tasking skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Passion for reading
  • Keen interest in social media
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills, internally and externally

The role is a full-time permanent position with a salary of £23,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 29th October 2021.

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.

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Bloomsbury Benefits

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday


  • Company contribution depending on age (min. employee contribution = 5%)

Life Assurance – 3 x annual salary

Other Benefits:

Staff Discount – 50-75% off purchase price

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

Ride to Work (bicycle scheme)

Summer Hours – June to August

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

EAP Advice and Counselling service

  • Also PERKS AT WORK – discounts and savings including cinema app

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Marketing & Publicity Assistant, Special Interest-Non Fiction

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Campaigns, Publicity, Publishing, Marketing, Communications, Conference and Events, Business Development, Social Media, Online
Marketing & Publicity Assistant, Special Interest-Non Fiction
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