Vacancies: Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator (p/t) [POSITION CLOSED]

Blog | Published on March 19, 2015

A small independent publisher and performing arts company is seeking a part-time (2 1/2 days a week) Sales & Marketing Coordinator.

This is the chance to join a dynamic arts company at an exciting moment in its development. From its beginnings as a reading series in a converted railway arch in south London, Penned in the Margins has grown over the last decade to be a respected literary producer of new work live, in print and online. This unique blend of publishing and performance characterises its distinctive model in the cultural landscape. From 2015 Penned in the Margins joins the Arts Council’s National Portfolio, with a busy programme of books, events and touring productions.

Sales & Marketing Coordinator (p/t)
£9k (£18k pro rata)

The successful applicant will work closely with the Director to increase the company’s audiences and readers, and enhance the depth and breadth of its reach. The role will focus on marketing, PR and sales for our books and events, but the successful applicant will have the opportunity to range across the company’s activities, from book production to artistic curation. Some general administration may also be required. This position would suit either a recent graduate looking for their first job in the arts, or a more experienced arts marketing professional seeking flexible part-time employment. (For the right candidate, we are open to discussion of this role as a fixed-fee freelance contract.)

We are looking for someone with a dynamic, solutions-driven personality, but the role also demands reliability and the ability to organise one’s time and workload. You would be based in our office in Aldgate, London. Due to the nature of our activities, some evening work would be expected. The role is offered on a twelve-month contract, renewable to three years, and the successful applicant would be expected to start in May.

Penned in the Margins supports equal opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, faith, sexual orientation, social background or disability.

Essential qualities

A passion for the arts and literature
Excellent time management skills
Excellent written skills, including grammar and punctuation
A confident telephone manner
An aptitude for copywriting
Strong research skills
Commercial acumen
The ability to think creatively
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable qualities

Sales and marketing experience
PR experience
Event management experience
Working knowledge of the literary and performing arts press
Knowledge of contemporary literature (especially poetry)
Experience of fundraising within the arts and culture sectors
Knowledge of basic HTML
Experience using WordPress CMS or similar
Experience of, and interest in, social media platforms
Technical skills in audio and/or video production

How to apply

To apply for this role please send your CV (no more than two pages) and a brief covering email outlining your suitability for the position to


Tuesday 21 April 2015, 5pm

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