Walker Books Australia is a market leader in quality children's books. We are passionate about the Australian children's book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Publicist to start mid-April.
Reporting to the Publicity Manager, you will love books and be passionate about communications.
You will have one to two years' experience in a Publicity environment, and experience in publishing or bookselling will be highly considered.
Working five days a week, your key responsibilities include:Taking on soft publicity campaigns to raise awareness of our titlesProviding support to the Publicity Manager for large campaigns Writing the monthly press releases and monthly newsletterHandling giveaways and promotions with our key mediaMaintaining all media databases on a regular basis, keeping abreast of media changes and movementsWorking with our designer to create the monthly highlights documentAnswering reactive media requestsAssisting with events and author toursManaging the monthly media mail-outAssisting with internal communications within the global Walker Group Monitoring media and logging media coverage and reviewsProviding information to sales and other departments when requiredManaging department travel and itinerariesAdditional administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of the department
We are looking for:Excellent oral and written communication skillsStrong ability to be articulate and knowledgeable with media and authors·Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, fast-paced working environmentExcellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment Availability to work out-of-hours and be available for evening and weekend eventsProficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint. Basic skills in in-design and Photoshop will also be highly considered.
This will be a busy and exciting position for the right person who loves books, writing, and is passionate about building a solid career in Publicity and Public Relations.
Please respond, with cover letter addressing the essential criteria, by April 6.
Strictly no Agencies
Only those with the right to non-restricted employment in Australia need apply