• Full Time
  • London SW11
  • 27,500 £ / Year

Penguin Books Limited

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The role: We have an exciting opportunity to join Penguin Michael Joseph as a Publicity Assistant. You’ll not only handle administrative tasks but also play a crucial role in supporting our talented publicists with their campaigns and events. If you’re ready to work in a fast-paced environment and make an impact on our team’s success, we’d love to hear from you.


In this varied role, responsibilities will include:


  • Providing high level of support for senior publicists with their publicity campaigns e.g. organising travel arrangements, creating seasonal press releases, biannual divisional catalogues among other tasks
  • General administration e.g. booking meetings and diary management, organising office supplies and stationary.
  • Maintaining databases, updating systems and budget sheets, and raising and coding purchase orders or invoices
  • Posting, when required, to our social media channels
  • Growing to work more independently on PR for smaller, review-driven titles and drafting press releases for these and other titles
  • Acting as a point of contact for the department, fielding phone calls from the Press and answering queries from the public


Plus much more!


What you’ll bring: 
We are looking for a dynamic individual who enjoys working as part of team and is able to think creatively to solve problems. We hope you’ll love working with the books published by Penguin Michael Joseph, too. You’ll also have:


  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask and identify how to manage competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of people
  • Experience of using a variety of social media
  • The ability to be a team-player


The team:
 Penguin Michael Joseph are the publishers of a focused but varied list of the UK’s best-loved commercial fiction and non-fiction writers, from big brand name authors such as Jamie Oliver, Marian Keyes; Raynor Winn, Stephen Fry, Jojo Moyes and Nadiya Hussain to launching exciting new voices such as Ishi Robinson; working with leading Tik Tok authors such as Monica Murphy and Tillie Cole as well as a growing list of health and wellbeing writers who are experts in their fields.


About Penguin: 
We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.


How to apply:
 If you are detail-oriented and enjoy ensuring things run efficiently, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter by 23:59 on Tuesday 28th May. As part of your cover letter, please tell us about a time you have demonstrated that you are a good team player (no more than 200 words).


Salary: £27,500 plus bonus and benefits.


Competitive benefits package: 
Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition.

Our benefits include:


  • Financial – discounted shopping, season ticket loan, rental deposit loan
  • Wellbeing – healthcare cash plan, employee assistance, gym loan
  • Lifestyle – taste card, tech scheme, free and discounted books


For our full benefits list please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/what-we-offer/


Hybrid working: 
We’re experimenting with a hybrid way of working that suits the needs of each team.While our offices across the UK are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility around where you work is just as important. For this role, we expect that you will attend our Nine Elms office 3 days a week.


The recruitment process: 
You can read about our recruitment process at https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/how-we-hire/


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we offer interviews to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role, and opt-in on their application form. There may be times when the volume of applications means we cannot take all eligible candidates to interview.


We encourage you to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need by emailing PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your request.


Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


 Penguin Books Limited

Country: United Kingdom

State/Region: London

City: London

Postal Code: SW11 7BW

Job ID: 270671




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