Midas is an award-winning communications agency working at the heart of the publishing, arts, culture, and heritage sectors. We transform brands with brilliantly bold ideas. Experts in communication, passionate about the arts. Our experienced digital team create eye-catching content that engages with your audience and more.
Midas is looking for a creative and dynamic Account Executive or Senior Account Executive to join our books and culture team, working on a wide range of authors including business books, and children’s books. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented junior PR with approximately one or two-years’ experience in an agency, looking for the next career step, or if you’re an in-house publicity assistant looking to make the move into agency life. You will be supporting the team in delivering creative and impactful publicity campaigns for our clients in the educational and business arena, on corporate comms for our trade clients and working with authors of all genres.
Our enviable client list includes corporate comms for The Booksellers Association, Bookshop.org (UK and US), Awesome Books, Litalist, Institut Ramon Llull, Sharjah International Book Festival and The London Book Fair. Our publishing clients include Cheltenham Literature Festival, BookTrust, Audible, International Dylan Thomas Prize, as well as publishers like Head of Zeus, Headline, Macmillan and Penguin Random House.
Midas is proud to have run publicity campaigns for books by some of the most respected names in the business world: Margaret Heffernan, Sir Ronald Cohen, Robert Wigley, Samo and Iza Login, Felix Dennis, Bob Swarup, Dame Stephanie Shirley, and Sir Rod Aldridge. Plus we’ve worked with publishers such as Kogan Page, Taylor & Francis and Routledge, and have promoted the FT Business Book of the Year Award since its inception.
In the children’s book arena Midas has worked alongside publishers like Walker, Graffeg, Quercus, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Head of Zeus and we promote some of the most-loved storytellers and illustrators in the business including literary legends Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, Ben Okri, Julia Donaldson, Piers Torday, Allie Esiri, RJ Palacio and CJ Daugherty and break-out talent Fransie Frandsen, Sebastian de Souza and Ian Brown & Eoin Clarke.
Skills & Experience:
Approximately 1 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
Ability to juggle accounts and work with different people
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
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 from £21 – £27K dependent on experience plus benefits
The Midas team is currently hybrid working between home and our offices in Central London.
Please email a full CV with a covering letter by Monday 14 March to email@example.com with the subject line: AE APPLICATION FOR BOOKS & CULTURE TEAM (YOUR NAME)