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Firefly Press is expanding its team

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the WBC funding announced in January, we are looking to increase the Firefly team with two positions, a marketing officer and an assistant editor:

Firefly Press Marketing Officer (supported post)
15 hours per week, £25,000 pro rata

In 2017-20 the post-holder will work on a list averaging 8 titles per year, all high quality fiction ranging from early readers (7-9) to young adult titles. In addition the post-holder will promote Firefly as a brand on social media and to print media, to the trade, readers and opinion formers.

Candidates will have a great deal of experience of book marketing and PR - experience in children’s books marketing is essential.  They will have great communication skills and energy.  They will mostly work from home, but will attend meetings with the rest of the Firefly team in Cardiff as necessary and will attend book launches, festivals and other publishing events across the UK.

If you would like a detailed job description please email fireflypress@yahoo.co.uk
Any interested candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Firefly Publisher Penny Thomas at fireflypress@yahoo.co.uk by 24 February and interviews will be held in Cardiff in early March.

Firefly Press Assistant Editor (supported post)
7.5 hours a week, £25,000 pro rata

In 2017-20 the post-holder will work on a list averaging 8 titles a year, all high quality fiction ranging from early readers (7-9) to young adult titles. They would work with the Firefly Publisher and Editor on assessing scripts, editing, copyediting, proofreading and liaising with authors and agents. They would also prepare sales materials for sales and marketing and work with designers and printers where appropriate.

The successful candidate would have editorial experience, preferably but not essentially in children’s books, and excellent editorial skills.  They will have a depth of knowledge about and enthusiasm for the children’s book market. They would work from home, but would attend meetings with the Firefly team in Cardiff as necessary, and attend other book events and presentations across the UK occasionally, as appropriate.

If you would like a detailed job description please email fireflypress@yahoo.co.uk
Any interested candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Firefly Publisher Penny Thomas at fireflypress@yahoo.co.uk by 24 February and interviews will be held in Cardiff in early March. 

We would also like to note that while we are keen to fill the assistant editor position, if we did not find the right candidate at this time, we would then be looking for freelance editors to work on books on a book by book freelance basis, so freelance editors are also welcome to send us their CVs at fireflypress@yahoo.co.uk.  Our priority, though, is to find the right person for the position.