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Posted on: Tuesday 31 January, 2017
Fernhurst Books is an independent publishing company based in Leamington Spa. Specialising in books on sailing and other watersports, we have c. 130 titles on our list and produce c. 12 new titles / editions each year. Our titles tend to be ‘how-to’ books with substantial photographic and diagrammatic content.
We are looking for a conscientious and enthusiastic individual to join our small team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a huge range of skills in publishing.
Specific responsibilities will be tailored to the individual’s skills and strengths, but the role will require involvement in a number of aspects of the business. Responsibilities may include:
•Design (books, marketing materials – print & digital)
•Marketing (social media, e-marketing, media relations, book launches, other events)
•Illustration & photography
The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly motivated and keen to progress within the world of publishing.
Essential skills / attributes
•Knowledge / skills in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
•Good English / grammar
•Good communication skills (written & verbal)
•High level of attention to detail
•An interest in books
Desirable skills / attributes
•A passion for sailing / watersports / outdoor sports
•Knowledge / skills in Adobe Illustrator & WordPress
•An understanding of using Facebook & Twitter as marketing tools