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      At Orion we are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and when recruiting, we are continually seeking to improve the diversity within Orion and this includes recruiting from other areas outside of publishing.

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      Marketing Assistant

      The Orion Publishing Group is looking to recruit a Marketing Assistant for its busy department.  The Marketing Assistant will provide full administrative support to the Group Marketing Director and the Orion Marketing department in the following key areas:

      Administrative support:
      Assist with preparation of material for internal and external meetings – including agenda-writing and minute-taking
      Meeting booking and some diary management for the Group Marketing Director and senior members of the department
      Provide occasional administrative support to other departmental colleagues
      Raise where necessary and keep a record of all departmental purchase order numbers
      Ensure departmental promotion schedule is updated with relevant information
      Book couriers
      Photocopy any marketing material where required
      Be the office contact and handle all queries when the marketing team are out
      To be point of contact for matters and problems with departmental mac
      Handle general marketing enquiries
      Any other jobs as may arise

      Support on campaigns:
      Raise ISBNs for all point of sale material, chase dues on a monthly basis and update/abandon where necessary
      Assist campaign managers with point of sale design and production where necessary
      Source cover images and/or NTIs for campaign managers where required
      Liaising with art departments for layered file artwork and sending out to relevant parties such as designers
      Manage design and print of showcards in conjunction with publicity department
      Manage marketing sticker process from design to production
      Create book extracts from production files for Orion and retailer websites
      Order books from the warehouse and send out for competition prizes
      Research and source other competition prizes as required
      Arrange travel for competition prize-winners
      Assist in the organization of sales events where necessary
      Oversee the proof budget
      Add all files to NetGalley
      Assist with consumer insight.

      Support with sell-in material:
      Assist with creation of our monthly digital sales catalogue
      Coordinate sales sheets for Key Account presentations

      Knowledge and Skills
      Experience in a publishing environment, ideally within a marketing department
      Excellent time management and organisational skills
      Good communication skills
      Cheerful and calm under pressure
      Proficiency using various desktop publishing packages including Excel and Powerpoint.

      Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to

      Alternatively, hard copies can be sent to HR Department, Orion Publishing Group, Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9EA.

      Closing date is 31 March 2015

      Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

      Orion Publishing Group is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.

      All Freelance/Proofreading Enquires

      Please note that we no longer accept unrequested Freelance/Proofreading applications as we have established a considerable list of freelance help. However, thank you for your interest.



      Work Experience

      Typically work experience at Orion will consist of 2 weeks (but can be more depending on the department and the work experience candidate). It is unpaid, but we do provide a lunch allowance and also reimburse travel expenses (within the London area).

      Anyone interested in work experience, should send a CV and covering letter (including availability) to the email address above, and indicate at least 3 areas/departments of interest. Please note that we will only respond to applications where we can find placements within the specified departments. Applications should be sent no more than one month in advance of availability and you must be at least 18 years of age.

      Example areas of work experience:

      As a work experience candidate with the Production Department you will participate in the physical process of transforming a manuscript and artwork into a finished book. The Production Department is responsible for producing the initial costing, arranging for typesetting, selecting and buying paper, ensuring Sales get the book proofs they require at the right time, and finally organizing the printing and binding of the book and its delivery into the warehouse. The job is to produce the books on time, as economically as possible and at the right level of quality for the market. You will be required to do some filing, data entry, archiving and varied admin work amongst a team who are highly organized, able to negotiate, diplomatic yet tenacious and willing to accept responsibility for the quality of the final product.

      Work experience within the Publicity Department is very wide-ranging, and can consist of anything from filing and making showcards, to author correspondence and mail-shotting. It can be combined with experience in other departments (depending on availability) and will provide valuable insight into a busy publishing house, and hands-on experience of book promotion in our industry.

      The Group Rights department is responsible for the sale of our authors’ rights in the UK market, such as newspaper serialisations and book club and internationally where we sell to foreign language publishers as well as the US. Film adaptation, TV and radio dramatisations also come into our remit. Work experience in the Rights department offers the chance to get an overview of the exciting and colourful business of rights selling with activities ranging from writing pitching letters to foreign language publishers to administering sales information and processing contracts.