Careers at Faber & Faber

  

Faber International Sales Manager – Scheduled Territories

Central London

Competitive salary & benefits

Faber & Faber is a leading independent literary publisher, recent winner of both Trade Publisher of the Year and Publisher of the Year. We are seeking to recruit an International Sales Manager to maximise our sales in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Canada. We need someone who will be passionate and motivated to deliver ambitious growth and profitability for the Faber and Independent Alliance lists. You will be responsible for sales of Faber titles in all international territories, with additional market-specific sales responsibility for Granta, Daunt Books, Pushkin Press, Scribe and Short Books.

As International Sales Manager, you will manage the interface between publishers and sales agencies in order to deliver the international sales budget and provide regular analysis and feedback on titles and markets. You will work creatively and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to drive publishing strategy and be the first point of contact for your markets. As part of a busy and creative team, your responsibilities will include agreeing and monitoring turnover targets, organising local prints, liaising on author tours, supplying title forecasting, communicating campaign plans and attending key internal publishing meetings.

In addition to your proven international sales track record and knowledge of the publishing process, you will be a confident strategic thinker, highly organised with strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, whose affinity with our books and authors will champion international sales for Faber and the Independent Alliance.

To apply please submit a full CV and covering letter to the Recruiting Manager at InternationalSales@faber.co.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 21st May 2019.

  

Communications Administrator 

Central London

£23,000 pa + benefits

Faber & Faber is a leading independent publisher looking to recruit a talented and dynamic Communications Administrator to work in its award-winning publicity team providing administrative support to a busy department.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, an aptitude for social media and engagement with online communities, and an ability to work well under pressure. You will be required to help oversee the smooth running of the department and offer administrative support to publicists working across Faber's prize-winning adult and children's lists.

Responsibilities include:

·        Departmental general admin, to include: travel bookings, answering the phone and handling publicity enquiries, compiling campaign round-ups

·        Supporting the publicity team with the organisation of events and launches and their promotion (for example, arranging catering and wine for events and helping to set up at launches)

·        Helping to input events information into the website and on the events spreadsheet to ensure books are made available to sell there

·        Supporting publicists with key campaigns: researching, pitching media, arranging schedules and accompanying authors to media interviews and events

·        Arranging all aspects of review mailings, helping to draft press releases, printing labels from Biblio, photocopying releases and sending to Parallel, our distribution company

·        Helping to create and share content across social media channels

·        Managing queries that come to the general publicity mailbox

·        Accompanying authors to events and interviews

You will need first-class communication, organisational and IT skills and a keen eye for detail. The ideal candidate will have some previous relevant office experience.

This is a full-time position.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to the Recruiting Manager, publicitycomadmin@faber.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2019

 

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.  All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-privacy and our Data Protection Policy at https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-policy. Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.   

Getting into Publishing

All entry level jobs are posted on the Faber website. We do not provide unpaid work experience. We do provide student placements as part of University Publishing MA courses, we also provide the occasional paid internship and we work with Creative Access in providing a training bursary.

If you would like to research other publishers, we recommend looking at the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, a comprehensive source for contact addresses, websites and information on the types of books publishers and literary agencies take on, or the website of the Independent Publishers' Guild. The Bookseller and Bookbrunch are the leading trade publications and good sources for publishing industry news and information, plus comment and job listings. Other sites worth investigating include Publishing Perspectives, The Literary Platform, Bookmachine and Bookcareers. If you are eligible, have a look too at the Society of Young Publishers.

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