Job Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Sales & Marketing Executive

Allison & Busby is seeking a Sales & Marketing Executive to join our small and energetic team. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Sales and their duties will include:

• Support for home and export sales teams: managing the timely flow of information, contacting local bookshops, processing orders via the GBS warehouse, managing the A&B Amazon Advantage account.

• Taking the lead running Allison & Busby’s social media channels: continuing to build the company’s presence online; integrating with front and backlist campaigns across all our social media channels and direct marketing emails. Creating effective and eye-catching content and assets – familiarity with Photoshop is a must.

• Marketing and publicity: whether for traditional print or broadcast outlets or through lively blog tours, getting review copies where they need to go. The successful candidate will have the confidence to pitch titles from a diverse commercial list.

• Maintaining bibliographic data, both via the Biblio system and on our own website. Processing customer orders made through our website and over the phone.

Applicants should be well-organised, have excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate will be joining a very busy team where flexibility and collaboration is key. A proven track record managing data and implementing creative marketing campaigns in commercial trade publishing would be an advantage.

The role will be full-time and based at our central London office, near Oxford Street.
Annual salary £25,500.
Interest-free season ticket loan / Cycle to Work scheme available.

Please send a CV and a covering letter to Daniel Scott, Head of Sales (daniel@allisonandbusby.com) by 11th July.

Work Experience

Allison & Busby is not running our work experience scheme currently. Check back here again later this year when we hope to restart.

Allison & Busby is a small office and vacancies do not open up very often, but we operate a work placement scheme for those who are interested in finding out more about publishing. No previous experience is necessary but you must have an enthusiasm for books and a willingness to learn. Placements last for four weeks on a full time basis. During this time you will get the chance to work across a variety of tasks and hopefully gain an overall understanding of trade publishing. A&B contributes £10 per day towards travel expenses for the full four week term.

In order to apply for a placement, please download and complete the Work Experience Application Questionnaire and Proofreading Test for Work Experience, and email them along with a CV and covering letter, stating the dates you would be available, to: susie@allisonandbusby.com

Work Experience Application Questionnaire

Proofreading Test for Work Experience

Please note that any CV applications that do not include a completed questionnaire and test will automatically be discarded.

Allison and Busby Ltd is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applicants. It is our policy that employment decisions are based on merit and the needs of our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion or beliefs, age, or any other ground on which it is unlawful to discriminate under the laws of England and Wales.