In-house Jobs

Marketing and Development Officer, The Literary Consultancy

Part-time (22.5 hours) flexible hours

Up to £26,000 per annum on a pro rata basis

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Literary Consultancy (TLC) is based at the vibrant Free Word Centre. Co-founded by Rebecca Swift and Hannah Griffiths in 1996, TLC was the UK’s first editorial consultancy. Today, we still provide our manuscript assessment and mentoring services to writers writing at all levels from anywhere in the world, and also run an exciting programme of literary events.  We receive core funding from Arts Council England as the only editorial consultancy on its National Portfolio, enabling us to provide vital support to talented low-income and marginalised writers.

The newly created role of Marketing and Development Officer is critical to the development of TLC’s business strategy. It presents an exciting opportunity for a diligent and highly motivated arts professional to join an environment at the cutting edge of thinking around contemporary publishing and ethical author services.

You will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of key business strategies around marketing, audience development, and fundraising as we head into our next strategic funding period (2018-22).

Demonstrable experience in a similar role is essential as is an understanding of our position in the literary landscape.  You will be a creative storyteller with evidenced experience of using social media for marketing and proven analytical and creative skills. A confident self-starter and an excellent communicator, you will be able to work independently and successfully manage different projects.

How to apply

To apply, please send the following as attachments to TLC Director Aki Schilz at using the subject header ‘Marketing and Development Officer Application’:

  1. A letter of application telling us what attracts you to the role and how you meet the criteria in the person specification.
  2. An up to date CV
  3. It would be helpful, but it is not compulsory, to include a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Deadline for applications: 12pm (midday) Monday 4th December

Interviews: 13th and 14th December at Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA.

Applicants must be able to start work as close to 2nd January as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with us about the role in confidence, please contact Aki Schilz, TLC Director initially by email at using the subject header ‘Marketing and Development Officer Enquiry’

Job application pack

See the full Job description here:
> TLC Marketing and Development Officer Job Description


Reading for TLC

If you are interested in becoming a Reader for TLC, please check our current list of Readers, and always contact the office first, with a full CV and covering letter. We currently have a list of over 80 readers and are not actively recruiting, but we may occasionally require readers with particular specialisms, as every manuscript coming in to TLC from a writer is hand-matched with its eventual reader. Our requirements for TLC reading are strict, and we will only consider CVs from editors who have worked within publishing (preferably with commissioning experience), had works traditionally published themselves (for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/short stories) or a provable track record within script reading/writing and performance (for scripts/screenplays), and/or experience of teaching creative writing at postgraduate level.