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We at Walker believe in creating something special. We bring children fun and engaging stories by the best authors and illustrators, which can be experienced in innovative ways.  If you would like to be a part of this, please see below for our current vacancies.  Plus, you can also check out our tweets for job alerts! Follow the bear here.

We are always on the lookout for talented people from a range of different backgrounds to work with us.  We aim for diversity in our staff so that we will reflect more closely the community we work in and the people who we make our books for.  As one step towards this, we have signed up to the Equip Publishing Equalities Charter.

Walker encourages applications from ethnic minorities as they are currently under-represented. Consequently, we have partnered with Creative Access to ensure we reach a more diverse audience.

 PUBLICITY AND MARKETING ASSISTANT

 To see the full job description please click here 

As one of the UK’s leading publishers of children’s books, with a global reputation for innovation, Walker Books publish numerous bestselling titles, continually win major awards and are home to some of the biggest names in global children’s and teen publishing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised and proactive Publicity and Marketing Assistant to join the team. Reporting to the Publicity Manager, you will provide crucial administrative support to our busy marketing and publicity department, as well as gaining valuable experience in children’s book publishing.

 

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THIS JOB

The main purpose of the job is to provide crucial administrative support to our busy publicity and marketing department.

The role requires an individual who is highly organised, able to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks and a busy workload as well as being in direct contact with authors/illustrators and accompanying them to events where necessary. They will also need to possess good IT skills (social media platforms, MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint,).

A passion for the children's book market, an understanding of basic publicity and marketing principles, and an interest in social media and events are desirable.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The following experience, skills and knowledge are essential:

Experience of:

               Juggling and prioritising multiple projects and requests

               Communicating appropriately with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds

Proven skills in:

               Computer use, particularly Microsoft office applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and across social media channels

               Ability to prioritise, without close supervision

               Ability to plan and manage a varied workload in order to meet deadlines

               Excellent interpersonal skills

               Highly self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a team, but also very able to work independently

The following experience is desirable:

               Working or interning in a publishing/creative industry 

               Interest in social media/events

               Copywriting

Knowledge of:

-           Children’s book publishing industry or children’s books

 

 

Closing date: 24th January 2018 at 5pm

 

If you would like to apply for any of these roles then send your CV along with a covering letter to Alexandra Miller at recruitment@walker.co.uk.

Please note, due to a high number of applications being recieved for the following roles, we are only able to respond to the applicants whose applications have been successful. 

 

 

 

Submitting Illustrations and Manuscripts:

 If you would like to submit a manuscript or find out how to illustrate books for us please visit the Your Questions page here  Work Experience & Internships: We now offer work experience placements in specific departments.  Applications are accepted for over 18s.  Please click this link: Work Experience Placements / Internships to see what is currently available.   

If you would like to apply for any of the placements advertised then please identify the work experience placement in which you are interested in the subject line when you send your CV to Alexandra Miller at recruitment@walker.co.uk.