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Posted by Tom, September 28, 2018

Come and work for Nosy Crow: we’re hiring an Editorial Assistant, a Marketing Assistant, and a Publicity Executive

We currently have three roles to fill at Nosy Crow – we’re looking an Editorial Assistant, a Marketing Assistant, and a Publicity Executive to join our team.

Publicity Executive

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, organised and creative individual to join our team as a Publicity Executive on a full-time basis. This role is ideal for someone eager to progress their Publicity/PR career in a fast-growing, young company with many high profile and award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.

Purpose of the Job

The role of the Publicity Executive is to devise and implement the PR strategy for Nosy Crow’s authors and illustrators, our high-profile list and multi award-winning brands.

The Publicity Executive reports to the Head of Sales and Marketing, working closely with our existing Publicity Executive, and will be joining a dedicated, bright and vibrant Sales and Marketing Department.

We are a close team and we value the experience and creative input that we can each provide to help shape our products to be the best they can be.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Devising and delivering imaginative, tailored, effective, wide-reaching and well-executed publicity campaigns, across all Nosy Crow brands, authors, illustrators and titles
  • Organising a Nosy Crow presence at festivals, events, and conferences plus launches and book tours and attending these where required
  • Developing and maintaining contacts in all aspects of the media, and within the librarian, bookseller and influencer community
  • Working closely with the Editorial and Sales and Marketing teams to ensure successful execution and maximise sales from first acquisition to sell-through 
  • Providing general administration support where required

 

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • Experience in delivering creative and strategic campaigns for both established and debut names and brands
  • Proven success in organising festivals, events, conferences, launches and book tours
  • Excellent contacts in all aspects of the media, particularly within children’s books and within the librarian, bookseller and influencer community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus the ability to write persuasive copy
  • A creative flair plus strong organisation and time management skills
  • A keen interest in children’s books and the ability to constantly prioritise in a busy and sometimes pressurised (but fun!) environment
  • Basic design skills using InDesign and Photoshop desirable but not essential

 

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words on what you think you could contribute to Nosy Crow, both personally and as a publicity professional, to Catherine Stokes ([email protected]).  We look forward to reading your application.

Editorial Assistant

This is a brilliant opportunity for a bright, personable Editorial Assistant to support our Picture Book and Novelty teams on a full-time basis. It is a rare chance to work at the grassroots of children’s publishing, liaising closely with a small, busy team of editors in an exciting, creative environment. Ideally you will have some experience of children’s full-colour illustrated editorial work.

Purpose of the Job

The role of Editorial Assistant includes a range of administrative and editorial tasks, from inputting data and proofreading layouts, to helping authors, illustrators and agents both on the phone and when visiting our office.

The Editorial Assistant reports jointly to the Editorial Director and the Head of Picture Books.

Key responsibilities:

  • Inputting and updating title information to Biblio, our publishing management system
  • Liaising with our American partners and our authors to produce americanised editions of our titles
  • Maintaining and updating the publishing schedule
  • Posting out advance copies to authors, illustrators and their agents
  • Proofreading and checking layouts and advances
  • Writing sales copy
  • Providing general administrative support and assisting in the smooth running of the department

 

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • The ability to spell and punctuate accurately, plus a strong visual sense
  • A good grasp of basic arithmetic
  • To be a strong team player with good communication skills
  • The ability to take the initiative and prioritise your workload
  • A proven interest in illustrated children’s books
  • Basic design skills using InDesign is desirable but not essential

 

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words on what you think you could contribute to Nosy Crow, both personally and as an editorial assistant, to Camilla Reid ([email protected]). We look forward to reading your application.

Marketing Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, organised and creative individual to join our team as a Marketing Assistant on a full-time basis. This role is ideal for someone at the start of their marketing career with a keen interest in children’s publishing.

Purpose of the Job

The role of Marketing Assistant is to assist in the promotion of Nosy Crow’s award-winning titles, from supporting our marketing campaigns to helping with the creation of a broad range of marketing materials and providing administrative support to the department.

The Marketing Assistant reports to the Senior Marketing Executive and will be joining the Sales and Marketing Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the creation of Nosy Crow’s rights guides, catalogues and printed marketing material
  • Supporting our marketing campaigns, from planning to implementation, across a broad range of titles
  • Maintaining and updating a marketing schedule
  • Providing general administrative support and assisting in the smooth running of the office

 

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus the ability to write persuasive copy
  • A great eye for detail and the ability to proofread
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • A keen interest in children’s books
  • Basic design skills using InDesign and Photoshop desirable but not essential

 

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words on what you think you could contribute to Nosy Crow, both personally and as a marketing professional, to Hester Seddon ([email protected]). We look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications for each role is midnight on Sunday 14th October.

Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.