Senior Publicity and Marketing Executive
Independent publisher Scribe UK is seeking a Senior Publicity and Marketing Executive to join our growing team based in Bloomsbury, with a list that includes prize-winning and bestselling authors. You’ll have a minimum of 2–3 years’ publishing experience and be keen to work on a broad range of genres, including literary fiction, serious nonfiction, and picture books. Publicity experience is essential, marketing experience would be a bonus.
Founded in 2013, Scribe UK publishes high-quality literary fiction and serious nonfiction, as well as picture books under our imprint Scribble. Some of our biggest titles include Sunday Times bestseller Gut by Giulia Enders (trans. David Shaw), Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay, International Booker Prize-nominee The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili (trans. Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin), Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (now a major film), Guest House for Young Widows by Azadeh Moaveni (shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford and Rathbones Folio prizes, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize), and internationally bestselling picture book All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell (ills. Alison Colpoys). We are part of the Independent Alliance and a member of the Publishers’ Association.
We are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running, leading on around two campaigns a month, for books that could vary from popular health to politics, literary fiction to investigative journalism, picture books to memoir. You will have a track record of designing and implementing successful campaigns, as well as excellent media and events contacts. Expertise in new media is particularly welcomed. Strong pitching skills, creativity, and resourcefulness are all essential, as is exceptional author care. You do not need to have marketing experience, but you do need an awareness of how independent publishers can reach readers outside of the traditional publicity channels and be good at working to a tight budget.
You will be leading on Scribble titles in the UK, so enthusiasm about quality children’s book publishing is a must.
Experience in leadership or management would be useful but is not essential.
We are a small, close-knit team and hope to find someone who enjoys working collaboratively. It is important that you have good humour and an enthusiasm for independent, thought-provoking publishing.
This is a full-time position at £30k minimum per annum depending on experience, with a three-month probationary period, reporting to the Publicity and Marketing Director. Office hours are 10am–6pm with a one-hour paid lunch break and flexibility around start/finish times. This role is based in our office in Bloomsbury with a minimum of two in-office days per week.
A degree is not essential for this role.
To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1,000 words to Adam Howard (email@example.com) by midnight on 2 April. Interviews will take place w/c 10 April.
We offer equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin, and by doing so, aim to reflect the world around us. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.