Careers at Faber & Faber

 

Communications Administrator

We are are looking for a bright, well-organised Communications Administrator to provide administrative and general support for the Publicity Department and faber.co.ukThe job involves providing assistance in all aspects of administration for a busy department. Responsibilities include:

  • Department general admin - to include travel bookings, answering the phone and handling publicity enquiries, compiling campaign roundups
  • Supporting the publicity team with organisation of events and launches and their promotion (arranging catering and wine for events etc and helping set up at launches)
  • To help input events information into the website and on the events spreadsheet to ensure books are arranged
  • 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
  • Helping to create and share content across social media channels
  • Managing queries that come to the general publicity mailbox
  • To help input events information onto the website
  • To help with Faber's prize administration
  •  Accompanying authors to events and interviews
  • Other duties as required within the scope of the role

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.

If interested please email your CV and covering letter to PublicityCommAdmin@faber.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 November

 

Trade and Communications Executive

Central London
Competitive salary plus benefits

The Faber Marketing department is looking to recruit a Trade and Communications Executive to run the trade marketing activity and support the wider Comms team. With responsibility for our bound proof programme, trade catalogues, internal sales conferences and prize submissions, this is a role for a creative project manager who would consider themselves an excellent copywriter with an impeccable eye for design.

Additional responsibilities will include overseeing the trade materials process, briefing advertising for trade catalogues, producing press materials, proof-reading and supporting the department as necessary.

We’re looking for somebody who is able to deliver complex projects to challenging deadlines without compromising on style or content. Well-organised, capable and full of good ideas, you’ll be leading on a number of key projects and co-ordinating teams from both inside and outside of the company.

With relevant experience and a love of literature, you’ll have an eye for detail, excellent copywriting and proof-reading skills together with an appreciation of design and the ability to brief designers. Expertise in PowerPoint and Excel is required while knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign and experience of events management are desirable but not essential.

Please send your CV and covering letter to marketingjobs@faber.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 November.

Where appropriate please demonstrate your design and/ or copywriting skills in your application.

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.

 

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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