Novel Audio -Marketing & Communications Assistant

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Novel the UK’s largest independent podcast production company, responsible for making award-winning audio in all genres, including The Bellingcat Podcast for Spotify, Sideways for BBC Radio 4 and Best Song Ever for BBC Sounds in the UK, as well as more than a dozen shows currently in production for major US broadcasters.

Novel is seeking a PR and Marketing Assistant to help with the planning, coordination and execution of marketing and PR plans as Novel expands. The successful candidate will have an appreciation for and understanding of the basics of brand building and communications.

We would like to speak to applicants that have a multi-faceted skill-set, are creative and diligent, hungry to focus on all aspects of the marketing and communications mix. The ideal candidate will have a level of design capability.

There will be a hands on opportunity to work with a creative, entrepreneurial team to launch shows and help further establish the Novel brand in the UK, and importantly, North America.


Novel Audio


Remote/London, W1CN 3QN


37.5 Hours per week


£10.85 (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions



10.00am Mon 11th Oct 21

At Novel Audio, we’ve been involved in (and obsessed with) the audiobook industry for over a decade. We found our sea legs working in audiobook retail, tech, and indie publishing, and we’ve used that industry insight and passion for the format to publish captivating audiobooks since 2012.

Our trophy cabinet includes a National Book Award winner, a 2016 Audie winner & 2017 nominee, an Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award winner, and a SOVAS winner. We’ve got New York Times bestsellers, celebrity narrations, and political statements galore. We focus on adult fiction and non-fiction from both frontlist and backlist with a specialization in all things nerdy. Statement-making, heartbreaking, educating–we’ve got it all.

We’ve got one of the widest distribution networks in the industry and are aggressively pursuing new partners in growing international markets like Scandinavia, India and Spain. You can find our titles on over 30 platforms, retailers and distributors worldwide.


  • Creating and managing a content calendar for Novel social channels supporting the release schedule and any partner campaigns
  • Posting to and managing comms on Novel social channels including Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Marketing asset management, creating and distributing assets including for social and web
  • Supporting the Head of Comms in sharing marketing and press materials to journalists and partners
  • Create and manage all trade and consumer marketing materials.
  • Ensure documents and marketing materials are current, accurate and properly reflect the brand and desired messaging.
  • Manage the company website and ensure it is up to date with latest news, roles, etc
  • Assist development team in the preparation of new business materials including new business meeting pitches and presentations.
  • Help manage the awards calendar.

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

Working knowledge of some or all of the following: G Suite, Powerpoint/Keynote, Google Analytics, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Adobe InDesign, Asana would be an advantage but not essential

Understanding of social media channels.

Demonstrable ability to think strategically, creatively and independently.

Strong work ethic and motivation to succeed.

Quick learner and a confident communicator.

Possess strong organisational skills and attention to detail necessary to prioritise multiple initiatives and projects.

Demonstrate a professional level of verbal, written and listening skills.

Ability to design and produce marketing materials including audio visual assets for distribution.

Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise a large amount of tasks in an effective way.

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

  • If interested please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach before the 10:00 am 11th of Oct

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

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