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Marketing & Publicity Assistant

We are looking for a marketing and publicity assistant to join our small, busy team. Green Books has been an environmental publisher for over 35 years, specializing in practical solutions for ecological living. Our imprint UIT Cambridge aims to make science popular and accessible. 2020/2021 has been a very successful year for us and we want to build on this to find new markets for our titles.

  • Writing promotional copy for the trade, the media and advertisers and ensuring timely and accurate publicity data is available to them.
  • Liaising with booksellers and the trade with ongoing promotion of new and backlist titles.
  • Writing and despatch of online and conventional marketing, including newsletters, blogs, catalogues, book covers and our websites,
  • Building up our publicity and marketing contacts.
  • Setting up book launches and events, liaising with authors and attending Book Fairs.

The successful candidate will:

  • have good organisational and communication skills and excellent written English.
  • be eager to learn
  • be able to manage multiple tasks and problem solve.
  • be familiar with Excel, Indesign, Word and Social Media.
  • preferably have an understanding of publishing systems and experience writing copy for different audiences.

 

You will work closely with the sales director on all aspects of your work:

  • Writing promotional copy for the trade, the media and advertisers and ensuring timely and accurate publicity data is available to them.
  • Liaising with booksellers and the trade with ongoing promotion of new and backlist titles.
  • Writing and despatch of online and conventional marketing, including newsletters, blogs, catalogues, book covers and our websites,
  • Building up our publicity and marketing contacts.
  • Setting up book launches and events, liaising with authors and attending Book Fairs.

Specific Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Update and maintain marketing focussed metadata.
  • Create & update Advance Information Sheets and send to Sales Reps, distributors & bookstores
  • Draft back cover copy for titles. Find endorsers and edit for final cover copy. Liaise with team.
  • Upload/submit new titles in a timely fashion to trade catalogues.
  • Send questionnaires to authors, liaise with them and update authors’ events on website.
  • Draft publicity plans for front list titles. Create Press Releases, liaise with journalists & reviewers.
  • Plan marketing, report to Sales Representatives & liaise with them on promotions and new publicity.
  • Research and arrange Amazon/ Google/Facebook/Twitter etc advertising & promotions.
  • Liaise with sales director on budgets.
  • Organise book launches/signings, research awards and liaise with author, venue etc.
  • Create B2C e-newsletters, author newsletters,
  • Update and maintain the Green Books social networks platforms

The salary of £20,000 to £30,000 pro rata is dependent on experience and the position can be full-time or a minimum of 3 days a week.

To apply, we will need your CV and a covering letter telling us why you want to work for us and how your skills and experience equip you for the post by 5pm on Monday 22nd November 2021.