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Events Manager

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Faber and Faber is a leading independent literary publisher based in central London. We have a rich literary history dating back to the 1920s. Our list of authors includes Sally Rooney, Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Max Porter, Akwaeke Emezi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leïla Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Sebastian Barry, Rachel Cusk, and a backlist including the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, William Golding and P. D. James among many others. Faber is also a supplier of sales and distribution services to independent publishers and has a market-leading creative writing school.

Faber is looking to recruit a highly organised Events Manager to work on Faber Members events and a select number of internal events for staff and third-party events partnerships.

Based in Faber's London home, The Bindery, the Faber Members programme offers an inspiring, varied and inclusive calendar of events for Faber’s dedicated and global community of readers and arts lovers.

This new position will be responsible for the delivery and smooth running of every aspect of the in-person and online programme, as well as supporting regional and staff events and executing all associated administration. The ideal candidate will have experience of events management, excellent communication and copy-writing skills and the highest standard of author care. We are looking for someone who is passionate about literary events and interested in the cultural landscape; who will be able to work out any technical requirements and be able to stay calm under pressure and who has experience of WordPress. Digital marketing experience - including email segmentation and data analysis, design briefing and CRM skills - are preferable.

Reporting to the Head of Faber Members and working closely with the Communications Director, this new role will be essential to the delivery of the programme and will involve work with an extensive range of stakeholders. The role will manage the event on the night including room set up and guest list, and requires evening work and some weekends.


  • To oversee and execute the delivery of a programme of Faber Members events - up to 40 per year.
  • Responsibility for all events administration including room bookings, invitations and confirmation of events details, permissions, risk assessments room set up and guest lists.
  • To create events ideas and programme events alongside other members of the communications team.
  • To support on a programme of internal events for staff, authors and other partners.
  • To support on a range of events for external partners.
  • To liaise with all key stakeholders including authors, agents, editors ,publicists and building maintenance, around all events details and aspects of event space management.
  • To bring events in on budget.

This is a fixed-term contract of 18 months, based in our London office, and the role will either be considered on a full-time or four-day-a-week basis. The salary range is £30,000 to £35,000.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to quoting reference BS.

The closing date is Monday 8th January at 9am.

Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Hatton Garden (London) and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

- Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles

- Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year

- Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice

- Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app

- Season-ticket loans

- Cycle-to-work vouchers

- Subsidised eye tests

- Generous pension scheme

- Life assurance and income protection insurance

- Access to online GP and advisory services

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Events Manager

Faber and Faber, London
Contract, Full-time
Administration, Events, Publishing, Management, Communications, Conference and Events
Events Manager
Salary description: 
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum

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The ideal candidate will have experience of events management, excellent communication and copy-writing skills and the highest standard of author care.