And Other Stories Job – Head of Publicity

And Other Stories is looking for a passionate and creative person to join our small team. The new Head of Publicity will become a key part of the team. So we want someone who reads widely and can speak with passion and pleasure about our books, and who is looking to stay with And Other Stories as we develop.

Responsible for:

scheduling advance copies mail-outs to all levels of reviewers, lit eds, independent critics, festival heads, certain booksellers, other specifically targeted interested/potentially interested people, with occasional personal contacts in addition

  • parallel email-out of press releases and pitch to those not receiving copies
  • follow-up to mail-outs

maintaining contacts databases for publicity

further creative thinking /campaigns for specific books, across all media

keeping track of reviews, logging all press coverage and keeping authors/agents etc updated

judicious collection of quotes for further copy

working with editor, translator, others to write copy for covers, AI sheets, other pitches/blurbs, including newsletter material

looking after our Facebook coverage, reposting/retweeting/etc across other platforms (social media, our new blog Ampersand)

working with editor to find best use for advance extracts, shorter pieces, introductions, other surrounding material in advance of publication

keeping an updated schedule of literary festivals and working with authors on events and appearances, including organising launches and photo opp.s where appropriate, liaising with booksellers for this, etc

researching, seeking out new friends for specific authors or books, and for AOS in general; going to meet people with catalogues, to pitch books, etc

supervising an intern over many day-to-day aspects of publicity

  • Equivalent to two days per week, initially.
  • Needs to be located in London
  • To start – soon! Deadline for enquiries: Weds 21st November (cover letter plus cv please to sophie@andotherstories.org)
  • Pay – £ available on request

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