Midas are recruiting for a Senior Account Executive to join their Books Team

Midas is an award-winning, integrated communications agency working at the heart of the publishing, arts, culture, and heritage sectors. We transform brands with brilliantly bold ideas.

 

The Opportunity:

Midas is looking for a creative and dynamic Senior Account Executive to join our books team, working on a wide range of authors, illustrators, prizes, festivals and publishing clients. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented junior PR with approximately two-years’ experience in an agency looking for the next career step, or if you’re an in-house publicity exec looking to make the move into agency life. You will be working across books of all genres – from children’s stories to crime thrillers, business books to literary fiction and everything in between – to support the team in delivering creative and impactful publicity campaigns for our clients.

Our enviable client list includes the likes of Audible, BookTrust and The Novelry, festivals such as Bradford Literature Festival, Essex Book Festival and Cliveden Literary Festival, prizes including the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Wolfson History Prize, corporate comms for The Booksellers Association, Bookshop.org and The London Book Fair and publishers like Oxford Children’s, Headline, Pan Macmillan, Walker, Penguin Random House, Charco, and Quarto.

Midas is proud to have run publicity campaigns for some of the most-loved storytellers and illustrators in the business, including Maggie O’Farrell, Amanda Owen, Ben Okri, Piers Torday, RJ Palacio, Andrea Maclean, Allie Esiri, Giles Kristian, Margaret Heffernan and Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara.

 

Skills & Experience:

Approximately 2 years’ experience working in a busy PR team, at an agency or in-house

Culture vulture for books and the wider arts

Ability to write press releases

Good communicator

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

A go-getter: 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)

An enviable, vibrant location slap bang in the middle of the West End, sandwiched between Trafalgar and Leicester Squares, with all the amazing theatres, galleries and shops on our doorstep

Monthly cultural outings provided by the company, which in the past have included cinema, gallery and theatre trips

Opportunity to attend client cultural events such as book launches, book awards, cultural festivals, gallery openings etc

Free membership to the funky Arboretum member’s club in the building (London’s first net zero member’s club), which has a gym & table tennis

A competitive starting salary £27K dependent on experience plus benefits

 

The Midas team is currently hybrid working between home and our offices in Central London.

 

To apply:

Please email a full CV with a covering letter by Monday 20 June to hr@midaspr.co.uk with the subject line: SAE APPLICATION FOR BOOKS TEAM (YOUR NAME)