Work With Arachne Press

We recently got funding from Arts Council England which included a modest amount to recruit a couple of part-time, remote working, freelance book enthusiasts to improve our admin and marketing. JD’s and application links below.

location: these posts are offered via remote working, and flexible working is assumed.

It is our intention that these posts be as flexible as possible, and we hope they will suit someone with either caring responsibilities or a disability that might prevent them working in an office environment.


Please apply by providing your CV and also a cover letter (covering no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your interest in the role, Why you want to work with us, and how you meet the person specification

Shortlisting will be carried out based only on the information you give us so please demonstrate how your experience, knowledge and skills match the requirements of the post

All Job Descriptions look as though the organisation wants some kind of superhuman. In reality we want someone efficient, competent and who we will enjoy working with, and who can do these tasks better than we can. It’s not quite as high a bar as you might think. APPLY!

All posts report to the director.


Closes                                                            18 February 2021

Salary                                                             £20 per hour

Job description:


  • Use a range of software, including online filing systems, email, mail merge, documents, spreadsheets and online databases, to ensure the efficient running of the organisation.
  • Raise invoices, chase late payments and manage the day-to-day processing of financial accounts.
  • Undertake day to day book-keeping duties including:
  • Process all supplier and sales invoices and purchase orders.
  • Regularly reconcile current accounts, petty cash, credit cards.
  • Record all transactions accurately and promptly.
  • Update website and social media
  • Respond to customer enquiries.
  • Organise travel and accommodation for book tours
  • set up online events  and manage guest lists.
  • Develop and implement new administrative systems
  • Working with the director and marketing officer, schedule multimedia content representing Arachne’s activities via social media, newsletters and website, ensuring that content is proofed, and scheduled in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all digital output is kept to a high standard of usability and accessibility, including a commitment to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Support the marketing officer in creating new content.
  • Update and maintain the contacts database ensuring the information is up to date, accurate and complete.
  • Update partner and industry online databases [training provided]
  • Put together suitable mailing lists/guest lists for events in conjunction with the director and marketing officer and send out publicity material as required. Maintain records of RSVPs.

Knowledge, skills and aptitude


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills including via telephone and online meeting software
  • Competent mathematically
  • Knowledge and experience of MS Office software
  • Pro-active and able to take initiative.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Previous experience in administration


  • Knowledge or experience of publishing or other areas of the book world, particularly in the independent sector
  • Experience of producing and editing content for web or print

Closing date for applications: Thursday 18 February 5pm

Interviews will be held via Zoom on: Thursday 25 February

Marketing and Communications Specialist

closes 25th February 5pm

SALARY: £25 per hour

Main Focus & Objectives of the Post

This is an exciting role for a dynamic and creative marketing professional who is passionate about literature.

You will be the marketing lead for Arachne Press across all aspects of marketing and communications, raising the profile and reach of our organisation, authors, narrators and books. You will work with the Director to create marketing and audience development objectives and then take responsibility for their delivery.

We have recently received Arts Council England funding which will support the production of our next ten books, and a move into audio books, and this post. We are particularly looking for a strategy to market the audiobooks, as we are new in this market. Our marketing budget is minimal, so this post is about making the most of  existing opportunities through festivals, bookfairs, reviews, interviews etc, and creating new free or cost effective opportunities. A lot of imagination, fast thinking and organisation is required.

You will work closely with the director and authors to develop individual marketing plans for our upcoming books and audiobooks.

As the only marketing professional in a small organisation, you’ll be responsible for the execution of day-to-day marketing activity – keeping our communication channels up-to-date across website and social media and arranging media publicity, monitoring and reporting on progress, and evaluating success.

Our Ideal candidate will have hands-on experience of marketing in publishing or the more general arts sector and at least a working knowledge of the Audiobook market.

You will be:· Confident developing contacts in the media and using your imagination to create free or very cost effective campaigns across digital channels, including social media, and email marketing. You will be confident in updating a full range of social media platforms and tools for producing digital content. You’ll be excited by the prospect of finding new ways to be creative and pioneering with digital marketing.· Efficient at organising your own workload and managing competing priorities, ensuring value for money.· An effective communicator. Your creative copywriting will be stylish and accurate with a consistent tone.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 25 February 2021 5pm

Interviews will be held via Zoom on: Thursday 4th March 2021