Who we are and what we do
Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent record of publishing Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers. It is home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Erica James, Gillian Flynn, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers.
What you’ll be doing
Reporting to the Communications Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to the publicity team and assisting in the day-to-day running of the press office; answering and responding to media enquiries, preparing mailings and presentations, liaising with authors, assisting with events, and coordinating travel plans and schedules.
This entry level role offers an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience, working across a wide range of titles, including a varied and exciting mix of crime, commercial women’s fiction and popular non-fiction.
Who we’re looking for
The ideal candidate will be extremely efficient and bring creativity and enthusiasm to the role. The ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and be a strong team player are also vital as is a good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop.
You will have a demonstrable interest in publishing and an awareness of how PR can affect the success of a book. You will be responsible, enthusiastic, have excellent organisational skills and a willingness jump in and help wherever needed. You will relish the opportunity to travel with authors, managing schedules and attending a range of events, some of which will be out of normal office hours.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and who works well as part of a close-knit team. Good social media skills and telephone manner are also vital.
What we offer
This is a fantastic opening for the right person to join a creative, friendly, collaborative team and an opportunity to gain brilliant hands-on press office and campaign experience. This role is based in our London office, has generous discounts, employee networks, not to mention a fabulous rooftop staff café.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role. This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed. This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Closing date: 25th April 2019
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