Receptionist and Faber Writing Academy coordinator

Allen & Unwin, 15-times Publisher of the Year and Australia’s leading independent publisher, is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to become our Receptionist and Faber Writing Academy Coordinator.

This is a varied role and duties will include being the first point of contact for all enquiries about Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books, providing administrative support to publishing and IT, working with the students and tutors to coordinate classes for the Faber Writing Academy, assisting the Faber Writing Anthology project editor with coordination of student work and related tasks, as well as day to day functions of the central reception area. There are also opportunities to assist with book production and proofreading.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to providing good customer service. Ideally you will also love books as much as we do!

Other attributes we are looking for:

  • Advanced computer literacy skills including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An ability to work autonomously
  • Strong planning and time management skills with an ability to multitask and prioritise work
  • An articulate and personable phone manner.

This full-time position is based in our Sydney office and is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking an entry-level position in the publishing industry.

If you are interested, please send your application by Friday, 15 September to [email protected] with the subject line 'Receptionist and Faber Writing Academy Coordinator'.