Job title: Publicity Assistant
Company: Hurst Publishers
Location: Central London (hybrid work model)
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Is the role permanent?: yes
Is the role full-time?: yes
Contact details: [email protected]
Closing date: 14 April 2023

Job description

Hurst is looking for a Publicity Assistant to join our team. You will be reporting directly to our Publicist and will help in the promotion of all of Hurst’s trade and academic books. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small but dynamic team at our offices in historic Somerset House in central London. The role will involve all aspects of publicity, from organising events and drafting press releases to tweeting, pitching to media outlets, and helping run our podcast. Although we are a small publisher, we consistently get coverage for our books in mainstream media including the BBC, The Guardian, Financial Times, and The Sunday Times, and run a busy publicity department.

We’re looking for someone who will spot opportunities in unlikely places, is up to date on current affairs, can think of new angles to pitch a book to readers, and most importantly, has a genuine interest in the books we publish. Although there is a lot of room to be creative, publicity admin is a big part of the job, so strong organisational and writing skills, as well as attention to detail, are essential. Some publishing experience would be a bonus but is not necessary.

Salary range: £23,000 – £25,000, depending on experience.

Additional information:

The role is a full-time permanent position based on a hybrid model of working from home and from our office in Somerset House (or fully office based if preferred). The working pattern and flexible hours can be negotiated. The job requires someone based in London since attendance at book events and at meetings with authors, colleagues and the media is mandatory. We can only consider candidates legally eligible for work in the UK as of 2023. For the right candidate, we can consider applicants completing university this academic year.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Raminta Uselyte ([email protected]) by 5pm on April 14th. Interviews will be held in person at Somerset House on May 11th

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Applications (letter and CV by email) by April 14th to Raminta Uselyte, [email protected] .