Tindal Street Press look for Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Our friends at Tindal Street Press are looking for a Publicity and Marketing Assistant:

An exciting opportunity to join Birmingham’s prize-winning independent fiction publisher and work within a small energetic team three days per week or equivalent.

We seek an organised graduate with promotional flair and a passion for reading, who must be enthusiastic about marketing literary fiction.
Previous PR, marketing or publishing experience desirable. £14,000 pro rata 0.6

The successful candidate will focus on marketing and publicity work and gain a broad understanding of the publishing industry.
Tasks will include:

  • Assisting in creating imaginative marketing and publicity campaigns for our books
  • Writing marketing copy, sales material and press releases under direction
  • Pursuing press coverage by phone and by email
  • Building network of publicity and trade contacts; organising mail-outs
  • Working closely with authors to generate ideas; accompanying them to events, festivals, etc.
  • Creating and managing marketing and publicity schedules and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Significant responsibility for editing website: writing news articles, event promos, updating books and author pages, generating feature ideas, synchronising new content with social networking sites like facebook and twitter
  • Updating sales material for sales reps at our London-based sales and distribution force
  • Assessing manuscripts alongside editors – for commercial appeal and potential marketing ideas
  • Managing submissions alongside editors
  • Representing Tindal Street Press at launches, book events, trade fairs, etc
  • There will be opportunities for training and development, and to develop some editorial experience with manuscripts. There is potential for the role to grow over time.

    Please apply with CV and letter of application to Alan Mahar, Publishing Director at editorial@tindalstreet.co.uk or Tindal Street Press, 217 Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA.

    Closing date: 30 October 2009.
    Interviews are planned to take place on 12 November.
    To start mid-December or beginning of January.

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