Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Administrative Assistant (FTC), Quercus

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

You'll be assisting the Marketing Director, with diverse responsibilities  including supporting the Laurence King Publishing Student and Professional team with inspection copy mailings and processing feedback and providing vital administrative support across the department. You will work closely with the publicity, sales and editorial departments, creating excellent relationships with your colleagues in each of them.

Responsibilities include:

- Managing and co-ordinating mailings

- Assist the Marketing Director with day-to-day tasks

- Assist with the preparation of presentations

- Managing and co-ordinating all aspects of inspection copy mailings

- Processing inspection copy feedback

- Support outreach to facilities which consider student titles for adoption

- Taking minutes and preparing documents for all company meetings

- Processing invoices across the company

- Prize administration across the lists

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for someone to provide administrative support to our busy marketing team, with a keen eye for detail and a love of ticking things off a to do list!

-             An organised, diligent team player

-             An ability to work to competing tight deadlines

-             Excellent attention to detail

-             Excellent skills in MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)

-             Photoshop skills would be an advantage

-             A willingness to learn and ask questions

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.


Who we are and what we do

Quercus is a young, dynamic award-winning publisher, that in just 15 years has already won Independent Publisher of the Year, Small Publisher of the Year and Publisher of the Year. We have seven imprints, (Quercus Fiction and Non-Fiction, Greenfinch, Jo Fletcher Books, Laurence King Publishing, MacLehose Press and riverrun), publishing an exciting and diverse range of authors, from established bestsellers such as Stieg Larsson, Peter May and Elly Griffiths through to up and coming new voices such as Layla F. Saad, Candice Brathwaite and Beth O’Leary. We are passionate about reaching readers, wherever they may be, to grow our authors’ readerships.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Hachette UK

This website uses strictly necessary cookies only. You can review our Cookies Policy here.