Publicity & Marketing Assistant
Summary: Located on a quiet cobblestone street in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Quirk Books is seeking a passionate pop culture and book fanatic that is creative and organized to join its team.
-Work in conjunction with the Director of Publicity and the team to execute publicity campaigns.
-Write press releases and corresponding collateral.
-Pitch and schedule author events and interviews, coordinate travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors and create detailed tour schedules.
-Research new media trends and pinpoint what will work for Quirk’s titles.
-Update and maintain Quirk’s media lists.
-Assist with the development and execution of marketing campaigns for titles and the Quirk brand.
-Support the team in planning, promoting, and executing consumer events.
-Work with the Director to implement advertising campaigns, monitoring and optimizing campaigns, and tracking budgets.
-Coordinate the creation of marketing materials.
-Contribute ideas to the Quirk Books blog, create content for the blog, and assist the social media coordinator when necessary.
-Giveaway fulfillment and implementation
-Maintain and update QuirkBooks.com per schedule set by the social media coordinator.
-Social media monitoring.
-Provide general administrative support by following up with media and vendors, mailing books and coordinating warehouse mailings, tracking press coverage, etc.
Required Skills & Knowledge:
-Possesses the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.
-Strong writing skills.
-Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
-Must have strong time management skills and be organized.
-Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well within a team, as well as independently.
-Must be passionate about books, especially Quirk’s titles.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
-Familiarity with Cision, WordPress, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Drupal, and social media platforms a plus.
-Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject area, as well as applicable internship/work experience.
-Book publishing experience is a plus, but not required.
-Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.
About Quirk Books: Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include the best-selling YA fantasy novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar Award-winning mystery The Last Policeman, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more. Penguin Random House distributes our books worldwide. Visit QuirkBooks.com for more information.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Details: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters must outline how the candidate’s experience relates to the job along and why they’re interested in working for Quirk Books. No calls please.