3 days / week
£9,720 (pegged to the Living Wage)
A varied role involving marketing, public relations, event planning and social media, for a dynamic young press on a mission to shake up UK bookshelves with the very best in contemporary international literature.
Founded in 2015, Tilted Axis is a nonprofit press focusing on cult, contemporary fiction from all over Asia, mainly by women. Our list includes the Bengali author dubbed “India's Ferrante”, rising stars from South Korea, and the UK's first-ever contemporary translations from Thai and Uzbek. Reviewed in the likes of the Guardian and the FT, stocked in Waterstones and indies nationwide, our books have already made a splash; now, having relocated from London to Sheffield, we're looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active book lover to help take us to the next level.
You'll need to keep abreast of what's happening in the industry, with a constant eye out for new opportunities – organisations to collaborate with, advertising spots in print & online, time-specific happenings for tie-in events & promotions. You'll also need to be creative, with original ideas for getting the most out of a small budget and helping Tilted Axis stand out from the crowd.
planning & delivering campaigns
organising, publicising & reporting on events
commissioning & editing web content, drafting newsletters & press releases
giving interviews to media outlets, public speaking & direct bookselling
excellent copywriting skills
pro-active and able to work on own initiative
experience in / exceptional aptitude for at least one of: marketing, PR, event planning
good at developing relationships & liaising with multiple organisations
Strong knowledge of the current literary scene, particularly translated fiction
Basic digital skills – InDesign, social media advertising, cropping & collaging images etc
Working knowledge of any Asian languages
As part of a small, friendly team, you'll be included in every discussion, giving you the opportunity to shape the direction and identity of the press. You'll get to work with some of the very best authors active today, and make a real difference both to the global appreciation of their work and to the UK's literary culture, ensuring that great writing from all over the world is accessible and attractive to a readership that's diverse in all senses of the word.
Currently 3 days per week, for the right candidate there will be the opportunity to transition to full-time. Flexibility around distribution of hours, training and work-shadowing are all possible.
Accessibility and inclusivity is at the heart of what we do. We especially encourage applications from those whose background is under-represented in UK publishing.
To apply, please send a 1-page CV & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 9th