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Internship opportunity: Social Media Campaigns Assistant

Job Title: Part-time Social Media Campaigns Assistant (two days/ week or 16 hours/week).

Campaign: Novel 'Man At Sea' by Liam Bell (Released June 30th)

Internship start date: We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. The internship will end on July 15th 2022.

Closing date for job applications: Saturday 14th of May, midnight BST.

Location: Home/remote work, with candidates local to Manchester being able to have in-person meetings

Unpaid internship. The assistant will receive FOTW books, any expenses relevant such as train fare if required to attend an event, and a full reference when required.

With some flexibility on our side as to the exact remit of the post, this campaign internship it will cover many areas of publishing work, but there will be a focus on social media strategy and outreach. The successful candidate will work closely with Isabelle Kenyon.

What type of person are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate is someone who is creative, organised and proactive, has an interest in the publishing industry and contemporary, political literature, is thorough and methodical and, not least, is passionate about Fly on the Wall Press specifically at a pivotal time in our development, with novels being new to our output in 2022.

There is ample opportunity for the successful candidate to progress and to become involved in other areas depending on interest (eg editorial, PR); however, an interest in other areas is not a requirement of the job.

The successful person for the role will:

  • Be good at creating content for social media which is engaging, fun and well-written

  • Have their own ideas for social media engagement and an understanding of how to create conversation with customers whilst representing a brand

  • Be computer literate and good at problem solving

  • Thrive in a busy environment and have the ability to prioritise competing demands

  • Be pragmatic; self-motivated; have a ‘can do’ approach; be able to find solutions

  • Meet tight deadlines and be a self-organiser

  • Work well in a team and on own initiative

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience within the sector (former positions and/or internships) is appreciated

  • A good eye for design and experience using online tools for social media such as Canva, Adobe Spark, and schedulers such as Tweet Deck, Hootsuite, Facebook Meta Suite designing promotional materials; POS, catalogues, galleys)

  • Content Management System (eg Wix) experience

  • Working knowledge of social media and other digital platforms as sales and marketing tools

  • Copywriting

Responsibilities of the Role

This role will revolve mostly around the campaign for novel 'Man At Sea' by Liam Bell.

  • Blog content: Sourcing content for our Wix blog (eg features such as Bookshop of the Month (those who stock Man At Sea or other recent titles, Book insider of the Month, author interview), using knowledge of Man At Sea and of wider discussions they feed into.

  • Social media graphic creation: using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn, create customised content for each platform which is both character-focused, selling the STORY of Man At Sea, and book/author focused, selling the gravitas of the author/the key themes/genres and how they are relevant today.

  • Sourcing and contact with book influencers, with a view to gaining reviews for Man At Sea. Keeping track of all contact on a shared Google Sheet and later promoting these reviews across our social media as they go live. Later contact of said influencers to double up reviews across Goodreads, Amazon and Waterstones.

  • Social media press pack for Man At Sea: ready made posts for each social media platform/newsletter for our social media partners. Later emailing of these packs to friends of FOTW for mutual promotion.

Our Company

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a close team with exclusive mentoring. We are an ethical, political and accessible publisher of fiction, poetry and charity anthologies and since we were founded in 2018, we have been a finalist in the British Book Awards three times.

We are an unfunded, not-for-profit Press, with the belief that despite our lack of budgets and funding, we can match, if not exceed, the quality of larger publishing houses across the industry.

Our Commitment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective.

Before the closing date of Saturday 14th of May, midnight BST, please send:

1. your CV,

2. a covering letter detailing your fit for the post and your interest in Fly on the Wall Press and when you could start work,

3. and – if you have this experience, which is not a requirement – examples of social media posts/communications/blog materials you have written, to publisher Isabelle Kenyon at with the subject line 'Internship: Social Media Campaigns Assistant'

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