Working With Us
Icon Books is an independent non-fiction publisher based near Caledonian Road station in north London.
We publish head-turning, thought-provoking popular books on science, language, sport, politics, business and much else besides, including the famous Graphic Guide series, bestsellers like Helen Russell’s The Year of Living Danishly, and an eye-catching frontlist including Helena Kelly’s much-admired Jane Austen: The Secret Radical and, in spring 2017, Charlotte Rampling’s beguiling autobiography Who I Am.
We’re looking for a passionate, knowledgeable new Marketing Executive with at least one year’s publishing experience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable talent for engaging readers, through social media, a sharp feel for cover design, trade marketing and in collaboration with partners in the books world – in the UK and overseas – and beyond. We’re looking for someone who is supremely organised and able to help plan and implement eye-catching campaigns, and evaluate their success. You’ll be able to cope with a busy and varied workload. A keen eye for design is important, as is knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop. You’ll coordinate and write copy for our newsletters, help keep our metadata up to date and help create our bi-annual catalogue. You’ll be excited by everything that’s new in books and publishing – especially intelligent, popular non-fiction of the sort Icon publishes – and able to ensure that our marketing is focused, efficient and effective.
Please send a CV and covering letter (including your current salary) to Andrew Furlow, Sales and Marketing Director, by Wednesday 23rd November: email@example.com
We offer one or two week unpaid placements for which we refund travel expenses up to £50 per week. We aim to make these as helpful as possible and to provide an overall introduction to publishing and the chance to work with several different departments while you are here. Please bear in mind that school and university holidays tend to fill up quickly, so if you are available at other times of the year it is helpful to list these dates in your email. To apply for work experience, please email a brief covering letter explaining why you are interested in Icon, the dates you are available, and a current CV to Victoria@iconbooks.com Please note we are based in North London, and the nearest tube and overground stations are Caledonian Road and Caledonian Road & Barnsbury.