Sales & Publicity Officer
< £20,000, £16 - £29
Posted on: Tuesday 29 October, 2019
Sales & Publicity Officer
For those seeking to work and progress in the publishing industry, we are offering a great opportunity to gain new skills and advance your professional development. All necessary training and support will be provided. We are looking for someone to fulfil the position as soon as possible.
The Lutterworth Press and James Clarke & Co. is a 200-year-old publishing house based in Cambridge. We specialise in academic, theological, and nonfiction books.
Publishing involves making the world aware of the books that are being produced, and promoting new titles and the backlist is a key element. The Sales and Publicity Department lies at the heart of the publishing process, the future of the publishing house depends upon its success.
We are looking for someone to help us continue our growth and market our titles to various outlets.
You will manage or be involved in:
-- Marketing our titles to bookshops, universities, and societies.
-- Sales: making sure our books have the best chance at being seen by potential customers/shops, as well as establishing relationships with bookshops and buyers.
-- Liaising with authors about forthcoming promotional events, book launches, and marketing ideas.
-- Preparing for book launches, major book fairs, and academic conferences (e.g. Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair).
-- Contacting academic journals to review our titles and processing reviews received.
-- Designing book catalogues, flyers, posters and Advance Information sheets.
-- Updating social media accounts and websites.
-- Updating metadata on different platforms and distributer channels.
-- Maintaining relationships with retailers and distributors.
-- Organising meetings and communicating key information to all the departments.
-- Publication schedule management (which requires working with the Editorial Department).
-- Maintaining databases of customers, the media, and bibliographical databases.
-- Managing the physical stock of titles at the warehouse and keeping an inventory at the books at the office.
-- Taking care of customer requests with professionalism, processing orders and occasional invoices.
Our ideal candidate will have:
-- Good educational qualifications. A business/marketing/publishing degree or experience in these fields is especially welcome but not essential.
-- Some awareness or knowledge of digital marketing and sales would be a bonus.
-- Strong IT skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and InDesign.
-- Excellent organisational and time-management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects that have competing deadlines.
-- Editorial experience is an advantage since you will be releasing public statements and newsletters.
-- Confidence with computers since problems will arise that require creative solutions.
-- A good command of written and spoken English.
-- Possessing high standards and an eye for detail.
-- Able to plan and work independently and use initiative, but also able to take direction and be part of a small team.
Remuneration: UK National Living Wage
How to apply:
Please email the following AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to Adrian Brink at Adrian@lutterworth.com
-- A cover letter stating your interest in the position.
-- Your CV, giving full educational qualifications and details of all work to date.