Midas PR are recruiting for an Account Executive / Senior Account Executive to join their Books Team

The Opportunity:

Midas Public Relations is looking for a dynamic publicist to join our books team as Account Executive or Senior Account Executive, working with some of the biggest and most exciting brands, authors and organisations in the publishing world. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented junior PR with one years’ experience, looking for the next career step. You will be supporting the team in delivering creative and impactful publicity campaigns for our publishing clients, working across fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles, with a variety of publishers, on cross-industry initiatives, as well as leading literary events and festivals.

Midas PR is the leading independent communications agency for books, publishing, culture and the arts. Our publishing clients include Cheltenham Literature Festival, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, The Reading Agency, Audible, International Dylan Thomas Prize, The Reading Agency as well authors such as Maggie O’Farrell, Damien Lewis, Scarlett Curtis and Lucie Whitehouse, plus publishers Little Brown, 4th Estate and Penguin Random House.

 

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Approximately 1 years’ experience working in a busy PR team, at an agency or in-house
  • Demonstrable passion for books, culture and the wider arts
  • Ability to write press releases
  • Good communicator internally and externally
  • Ability to juggle accounts and work with different people
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to display resilience at busy times
  • Persuasive and tenacious in pitching to the media
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and a team player
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proficient at social media
  • Good knowledge across print, broadcast, digital media

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • You’ll play a key role supporting your account team, helping to develop and implement PR campaigns for clients
  • Assisting at events, launch parties and press launches
  • Researching and writing press releases, and identifying and pitching to relevant media
  • Monitoring the media for coverage and opportunities
  • Supporting on administrative responsibilities for client management

 

What We’re Offering:

  • The opportunity to work with some of the UK’s leading publishing and culture brands
  • A supportive team and a stimulating work environment
  • Internal training and mentoring to help you progress in your career
  • An annual culture bonus to a subscription/membership of your choice
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 23 days holiday (+3 days for office closure between Christmas and New Year)

 

To apply:

  • Please email a full CV with a covering letter by Friday 29 November to [email protected] with the subject line: AE/SAE APPLICATION FOR BOOKS TEAM (YOUR NAME)

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