Job ad: Publicity and Marketing Manager (temp)

Role: Publicity and Marketing Manager (Temp)

Salary: London Living Wage (£10.55 per hour), 2.5 days / week

Location: UK

Freelance, temporary (May - September 2019)


Tilted Axis Press is looking for a temporary Publicity & Marketing Manager based in the UK. They will work closely with the publishers, digital producer and editor to manage publicity and communications for Tilted Axis.

Founded in 2015 and based between London, Seoul, Toronto and Vienna, Tilted Axis is a not-for-profit press on a mission to shake up contemporary international literature. We publish exciting literature in translation from across Asia. Our most recent books include Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri (translated from Japanese by Morgan Giles) and Translating Feminisms, four poetry pamphlets translated from Korean, Nepali, Tamil and Vietnamese.

We are now looking for a Temporary Publicity & Marketing Manager to help us promote our books over the busy summer period. You will organise author and translator events; plan and deliver press campaigns for two of our upcoming titles; and lead on marketing initiatives. You'll 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 press campaigns for two of our upcoming titles

  • creating engaging content for our social media channels

  • organising & publicising events

  • editing web content, drafting newsletters & press releases

  • other marketing activities as required


  • excellent copywriting skills

  • proactive 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.

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 one-page CV & cover letter telling us why you are interested in the role and explaining how your experience and skills make you a suitable candidate to Theodora Danek & Deborah Smith at

Closing date for applications: 10 May, 2pm (UK time).
Start date: asap