Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 5.00pm

Do you talk about the best new books with everyone you know? This could be the role for you.

We are looking for an organised and proactive Communications Assistant to join our Publicity team.

Penguin Random House Ireland is Ireland’s leading publisher, and we cover all markets and genres. We are literary and commercial; fiction and non-fiction; local and global. We have a fantastic and extensive portfolio of authors including Donal Ryan, Liz Nugent, Roddy Doyle, Kathy Reichs, Sinead Moriarty, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Elizabeth Strout, Lee Child and Jeff Kinney.

This is an exciting entry-level opportunity for someone with a can do attitude, who is keen to learn and use their own initiative.

You will be responsible for general administration for the publicity team, including organising meetings and communicating with journalists and authors. In addition, you will organise publicity schedules, travel and accommodation and accompany authors to interviews and attend events, which will involve some evenings and weekends.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a team, is full of ideas and has a creative approach. You must be flexible, have a great eye for detail and enjoy engaging on social media and understand how it works. You must be highly computer literate, well organised and be able to prioritise. You’ll need excellent interpersonal skills over email, phone and in-person, combined with the confidence to communicate with both authors and the press.

If this sounds like your perfect role, please send your cover letter and CV and tell us about a recent book you loved and why we should read it too. Apply by 23rd January.

Salary: You‘ll start on €24,000. Expect a €1,000 increase on your first anniversary in this role and a further €1,000 on your second to reflect your growing contribution.

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