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Hachette Australia is the second largest publisher in Australia and part of the Hachette Livre Publishing group.

Just as our authors are important to us so is our staff. We aim for a non-corporate environment, which is an enjoyable place to work each day. We go to great lengths to look after our employees, and to give our authors the best publishing experience in the industry.

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Working at Hachette Australia not only comes with competitive salaries, and an industry leading bonus plan, other benefits include; summertime working hours, paid parental leave schemes, and training opportunities.

If you are enthusiastic about publishing, hardworking, and looking for a great place to work, then you will enjoy being on our team.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

MARKETING ASSISTANT

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s most successful local publishers and distributors of huge international brand authors including JK Rowling and Stephen King - as well as Pulitzer and Booker Prize Winners.

We are looking for a highly motivated Marketing Assistant to join our team and assist our marketing department.

Candidates will need to be organised, deadline driven and able to manage a range of tasks and stakeholders.

This is an exciting and varied role and will suit you perfectly if you are proactive, energetic and keen to hit the ground running in an entry-level position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Digital marketing administration assistance, social media planning and online content creation. Working with the team to research and plan creative campaigns that bring our brands to life online
  • Project manage the department’s design calendar and day-to-day task list
  • Co-ordinate the printing and distribution of promotional material for bookstore use and marketing material for conferences and trade shows
  • Manage the day-to-day running of the department including invoicing, coding and managing the budget planner
  • Proactively seek out creative ways to promote titles and market titles in a cost-effective manner through direct-to-consumer channels
  • Assist with competition and reading copy program fulfilment
  • General departmental support, including collation and creation of content for internal and external communications; proof copy administration; trade show and conference event support

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a willingness to learn about marketing and the publishing industry
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to work confidently on multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and problem solve
  • Social media proficiency across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and reliable individual, capable of working autonomously
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, online marketing tools, and digital analytics is a plus!

If you’re interested in working in a creative environment with amazing workplace culture and fantastic Sydney CBD location, then please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@hachette.com.au.

Applications for this position close 5th of April.

 

PUBLISHING ASSISTANT

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s most successful local publishers, publishing bestsellers and award-winners like Favel Parrett, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Michael Robotham, Brooke Davis, Joanna Nell, Stephanie Bishop, Peter FitzSimons, Sarah Schmidt and Natasha Lester, as well as the distributors of huge international brand authors, including JK Rowling and Stephen King.

We are looking for a highly motivated and resourceful Publishing Assistant to join our Australian Publishing team and to work closely with our Publishers across the Hachette Australia imprints.

Reporting to the Head of Non-Fiction and working very closely with the Head of Fiction and Head of Illustrated and Literary you will provide administrative and editorial support for the Publishers and Australian Publishing department.

Candidates will need to be organised, deadline driven and able to manage a range of tasks and stakeholders.

This is an exciting and varied role and will suit you perfectly if you are proactive, energetic and keen to hit the ground running in an entry-level position.

Duties include:

  • Assisting the Publishers with day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Liaising with other departments on behalf of Publishers and the Australian Publishing department
  • Copywriting
  • Updating metadata across our author and title databases
  • Coordinating the agenda and minutes for weekly meetings
  • Liaising with authors, agents, illustrators, designers and other suppliers as required
  • Proofreading and editorial tasks
  • Manuscript assessment and reports

Our ideal candidate will love books and reading, have a keen eye for detail, enjoy working as part of a team, have excellent organisational and communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office and Excel, and will want to embark on a career in the publishing industry. Though editorial knowledge will be advantageous, editorial training will be given.

Candidate Attributes

  • An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a willingness to learn about publishing, editing and the publishing industry.
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to work confidently on multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and problem solve.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and reliable individual, capable of working autonomously
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Social media proficiency across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms helpful

If you’re interested in working in a creative environment with a positive and inclusive workplace culture and fantastic Sydney CBD location, then please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@hachette.com.au.

Applications for this position close 5 April 2019.

 

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Hachette Australia supports the Australian Publishers Association/Copyright Association Cultural Fund’s Publishing Industry Internship Program – please click here for more information and to apply.

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