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JOB AD: MARKETING & PUBLICITY MANAGER
3 days / week
A varied role involving marketing, public relations, event planning and social media, for an innovative established literary & arts magazine aimed at encouraging cross-cultural conversations.
Founded in 2005, Litro Magazine’s ethos is the discovery of new emerging talent and giving them a platform to be read alongside literary stalwarts.
Launching the careers of many first time writers such as; Sarah Butler, Stuart Evers, Richard House (Man Booker longlisted), Nikesh Shukla, and much more.
Reviewed in the likes of the Guardian and the Independent, stocked in Waterstones, Galleries, Bars & Cafés and globally Litro Magazine has been innovating the literary scene for many years and now, we’re looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active creative books lover to help take us to the next level.
You’ll need to keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry, with a constant eye out for new opportunities – organisations to collaborate with, advertising spots in print & online, time-specific happenings for tie-in events & promotions. You’ll also need to be creative, with original ideas for getting the most out of a small budget and helping Litro Magazine to continue to stand out from the crowd.
planning & delivering campaigns
organising, publicising & reporting on events
commissioning & editing web content, drafting newsletters & press releases
giving interviews to media outlets, public speaking & direct bookselling
Development of the sales strategy, ensuring understanding of relevant markets while targeting key market alliances.
providing insight and analysis to support strategic decision-making and future plans.
excellent copywriting skills
pro-active and able to work on own initiative
experience in / exceptional aptitude for at least one of: marketing, PR, event planning
good at developing relationships & liaising with multiple organisations
Strong knowledge of the current literary scene, particularly fiction
Basic digital skills – InDesign, coding, social media advertising, cropping & collaging images etc
As part of a small, friendly team, you’ll be included in every discussion, giving you the opportunity to shape the direction and identity of the magazine. You’ll get to work with some of the very best authors active today, and make a real difference both to the global appreciation of their work and to the UK’s literary culture, ensuring that great writing from all over the world is accessible and attractive to our diverse readership.
Currently 3 days per week, for the right candidate there will be the opportunity to transition to full-time. Flexibility around distribution of hours, training and work-shadowing are all possible.
Accessibility and inclusivity is at the heart of all that we do. We especially encourage applications from those whose background is under-represented in UK publishing.
To apply, please send a 1-page CV & cover letter to [email protected] by September 1st, 2017