Marketing and Administrative Assistant
We are looking for an administrative assistant to help in organising this year’s festival. The assistant will work closely with the Programme Director in liaising with authors, booksellers and publishers in order to make sure that the structure of the festival runs smoothly, as well as marketing for the festival. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programmes, have fluent English and a knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential. We are looking for people with excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.
*The internship offered is unpaid, however, travel expenses and a small fee at the end of the festival will be covered. Days worked are flexible and will be 2 days per week. Applicants must have the facility to work from home. To apply for this internship, send a current CV and Covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 24th July, 2015
The time has come once again, and preparations for Dublin Book Festival 2015 have begun. Books are being read, ideas hatched and a programme is in the making. We love hearing about new books, authors and ideas, so we are asking publishers, authors and readers to get in touch with any ideas or suggestions for this year’s festival programme.
We are delighted to announce this year’s festival dates – Thursday 12 November – Sunday 15 November 2015.
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all in November!
Julianne Mooney, Programme Director
Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Tramp Press, will be participating on one of our panels as part of our Meet The Publishers and Agents event on Sunday, 16 November. Here we discussed her experiences in the publishing industry and the ambitious future of Tramp Press.
Q: Having worked in New York, London and Dublin with various publishing companies, including Penguin and The Lilliput Press, you’ve considerable experience in the industry, so has co-founding Tramp Press been what you expected it to be?
Happily, my experiences in setting up Tramp Press with my business partner, Lisa Coen, have been really the best-case scenario of what I was expecting. Apart from the fact that we love what we do, working with Lisa is always inspiring, and we have a lot of fun. We were also really lucky in that Donal Ryan starting becoming a big name just as we were launching, and we got lots of interest just because of that. Our team – our publicist, Peter O’Connell, our designers, our typesetter – are wonderfully talented. So much depended on how other people in the Arts receive us and thank goodness we’ve had nothing but encouragement and support which has really meant a lot. The biggest risk I think was the assumption we made when we were setting up as a publisher that the talent would be out there, and, happily, it really is. The country is awash with literary talent.
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