One of London’s leading publishing houses are looking for a bright graduate, ideally with a year’s commercial experience to join as a Sales & Marketing Executive.

Salary: £19,000 – £24,000

The Role

  • Liaison with the distributor, preparing and providing sales materials as required
  • Writing and sending the weekly newsletter in liaison with Production Director
  • Liaison with and support for our publicist around the launch of each book
  • Prepare and submit titles to Bookseller and buyers guides ahead of submission dates
  • Developing the company’s online presence; setting up procedure to exploit YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other digital activity
  • Improving our SEO rankings, using Google ads
  • Manage title presence on Amazon: monitoring rankings and customer reviews of titles; resolving errors
  • Work with website designer to optimise/update website
  • Liaise with outside designer for any agreed microsites for selected titles
  • Liaise with authors for planning publicity/PR campaigns; ensure author questionnaires are filled and author connections/opportunities/online presence are exploited
  • Other marketing, pr, publicity and consumer-facing activity as required
  •  Sales support for clients in English Language territories as directed for both new and special sales
  • Reprint support and closing including price quoting and deal negotiation
  • Organisation of appointments for book fairs and sales trips, including logistics of such as necessary preparation of material, both in hard-copy and uploading of digital material
  • Checking sales material for errors and revising where necessary
  • Attendance at London Book Fair and at certain special sales meetings such as The Book People

Key Skills/Experience

  • Ideally degree educated with a good academic background
  • Excellent written skills
  • Previous marketing experience or the ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in the latest trends in marketing
  • A genuine interest in literature/books is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Digitally savvy with a solid understanding of the latest platforms/technologies
  • Clear and professional telephone manner and the ability to confidently speak to clients

In order to be put forward for this position, you will need to come in and register in our office in Kingston.


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