Marcomms Intern - Non-Fiction

HarperCollins Publishers

Location London, UK
Salary London Living Wage, 6 month fixed term contract, full time
Team Non Fiction
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 27th Oct 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.67 (24798)

Job Description

HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world’s foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers.

We are looking for Intern to join our Marcomms Internship Programme, starting at the end of October for 6 months. The successful candidate will support the Marcomms team for our fast-paced and exciting HarperNonFiction division, responsible for bringing you great titles from high profile authors such as Ant Middleton, Marcus Wareing, Grace Dent and Debbie Harry. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working and dedicated future Publicity/Marketing Assistant with a passion for books, popular culture and the media industry.

This is a unique opportunity to be introduced to all aspects of nonfiction marketing and publicity. We also offer the candidate a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the publishing process, complete with appropriate training and professional development opportunities from senior members of the team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the team in dealing with media, authors, booksellers and general public

  • Write, design and mail press releases and promotional material

  • Create mailing lists

  • Follow up pitches and mailings

  • Assist in organising author tours to include regional media and bookshop events

  • Provide administrative support i.e. ordering and mailing of books, stationery and newspapers, distribute and file press cuttings, invoicing, updating publicity and marketing databases, organise meetings and diary management

  • Proactively contribute to the development of author brands and backlist

  • Co-ordinate meetings internally and with external high-profile authors, celebrities and personalities as required, via the appropriate agent and assistant channels

  • Produce PowerPoint presentations for the Marketing/PR Director as briefed

  • Attend and support at author events

  • Facilitate competitions with brand partners

  • Brief freelance designers on marketing assets with a focus on social and digital

  • Write copy and facilitate online reading community giveaways/promotions

  • Contribute to the division’s social media channel

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to help organise others

  • Ability to manage high workloads, and to work as a team and with others.

  • Works well under pressure

  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels

  • Excellent powerpoint and excel skills

  • Analytical

  • Team player

  • Self-starter demonstrating a high level of motivation, drive and commitment

  • Energy and dynamism to juggle workload under pressure whilst still smiling!

  • Capable of being an ambassador for the team when dealing with high profile personalities and celebrity agents


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Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 27th Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 27th Oct 2021