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Recruiting: (MMU) PR and Events Assistant




Job Description

The current opportunity is available for current Manchester Met students, to apply you must be based in the UK for the duration of the role.


    


Fly on the Wall Press are looking for a PR and Events Assistant.

  


Key Responsibilities


  • Host one monthly author zoom or in person event at a local bookshop/venue (workshop/author interview or panel discussion)

  • Send weekly PR update to libraries, key account bookshops, and publisher representatives summarizing latest reviews

  • Update book metadata on various platforms with new reviews and reprint information

  • Manage Waterstones intranet book pages and log updates in appropriate content management platforms (Monday and Google Marketing Sheet)

  • Create social media graphics highlighting book reviews and circulate on social channels

  • Conduct a monthly author interview for the company Substack

  • Contact festivals regarding author appearances and engage with local book fairs

  


Main Tasks

  • Event coordination: Plan and execute one monthly zoom/in-person author event; liaise with authors and attendees; manage sign-ups, promo, tech, follow-up

  • PR: Syndicate reviews and updates across media platforms and key contacts

  • Metadata management: Continuously update book listings with latest reviews, events, milestones

  • Content management: Keep internal systems like Waterstones portal updated; log activities

  • Social media: Create graphics and posts highlighting reviews and author news

  • Author relations: Interview one author per month for substack; contact festivals regarding events

  • Administrative: Update website listings for books where appropriate (to add reviews, for example)

   


Key performance measures

  • Tasks completed to a high standard, in a reasonable amount of time

  • All processes running smoothly and efficiently, week on week and month on month

  • Excellent communication

  

Details


Dates: From Monday 26 February for 10 weeks

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week/2 days a week (to be agreed)

Location: Remote/monthly in person meetings in Manchester

  

This role will be for up to 100 hours work.

  


About Fly on the Wall Press


Elevating Literary Impact

Fly on the Wall Press, a pioneering force based in Manchester, curates and publishes unparalleled political fiction, evocative poetry, and genre-defying anthologies addressing urgent global concerns.


A Trailblazer


Boasting an impressive record of four-time finalist in the prestigious British Book Awards' Small Press of the Year category, we proudly showcase our international acclaim. Our publications have not only received laurels from esteemed poetry competitions like The Laurel Prize and The Julie Suk Award, but also earned accolades in short stories and fiction through the Saboteur Awards and the Edge Hill Prize.


Driving Social Change


Since our inception in February 2018, Fly on the Wall Press seamlessly integrates social activism into our literary endeavours. Our flagship anthologies transcend literature, functioning as catalysts for change. With each sale, we not only raise funds for chosen charities but also fuel an ongoing dialogue on highlighted issues. Embracing the audacious, we tackle sensitive topics, dedicating a substantial portion of our annual schedule to benevolent projects. Our collaborative efforts span a breadth of charitable organizations, including Mind, Shelter, Crisis Aid UK, WWF, The Climate Coalition, Street Child United, and Invest in ME.


Person Specification

This role is only open to current Manchester Met students who have/are:

  • Currently studying in the Department of English

  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills, with a strong sense of initiative

  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Competence in Google Docs, Excel and emailing

  • Knowledge of social media channels

  • An interest in and active engagement with the world of literature


How to Apply


You will need to upload your CV as a .docx document to your 'My CVs' area before you apply to be able to include this in your application. 

  

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 4 February 2024. 

  

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. 


   


We are committed to providing accessible and inclusive recruitment. If you require or would benefit from support or reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and in work, please contact us by e-mailing jobs4students@mmu.ac.uk. This information will only be used and shared with those who require it to implement any change(s) and only at the point this is required.

  

If you have any queries, or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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