Midas is recruiting for an Account Executive to join our team

The Opportunity:

Midas is on the hunt for a creative and dynamic Account Executive to join our publishing and books team, working with some of the biggest and most exciting brands, authors and organisations across the book world. This is an unparalleled opportunity for an early career or aspiring publicist who is passionate about books and the wider creative industries.

You will be supporting our award-winning team in delivering creative and impactful publicity campaigns for our clients, working across books of all genres, with a variety of publishers, on cross-industry initiatives, and with literary events, festivals and awards.

Midas is the leading independent communications agency for books, publishing, culture and the arts. Our publishing clients include Bookshop.org, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, The Reading Agency, Audible, The London Book Fair, Books Are My Bag, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Wolfson History Prize and Cheltenham Literature Festival, as well authors such as Maggie O’Farrell, Monty Don, Sebastian de Souza, Lisa Taddeo and Emma Stonex, plus publishers Little Brown, 4th Estate and Penguin Random House.

The Midas team is currently working remotely in line with Government guidance. As such this role would initially involve home working until we can return to our offices in Central London.

Skills & Experience:

Experience working in a busy PR/marketing team, either at an agency or in-house

Demonstrable passion for books, culture and the wider arts

Strong writing skills, with excellent attention to detail

Self-motivated, hard-working and a team player

Excellent organisational skills

Good communicator

Ability to juggle accounts and work with different people

Demonstrable proficiency on social media

Good knowledge of the UK media across print, broadcast and digital

Key Responsibilities:

You’ll play a key role supporting your account team, helping to develop and implement PR campaigns for clients

Assisting at events and press launches (virtually and, in time, in person)

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

23 days holiday (+3 days for office closure between Christmas and New Year)

A competitive starting salary of £21k, plus benefits

Applications are now closed. Please keep an eye on our website and social channels for future vacancies.