Publishing and Administrative Assistant

Publishing and Administrative Assistant

An opportunity has arisen at Ignota Books, a new publishing space at the intersection of technology, myth-making and magic, for an efficient, highly organised person capable of working independently with relentless problem-solving initiative. The ability to be reactive, multitask and work on several different projects simultaneously, as well as work to high standards under time pressure, is critical. High attention to detail, impeccable communication and organisational skills, project-planning and deadline management, problem-solving initiative, experience in social media, basic website management and prior experience of a fast-paced and fluid work environment are essential

Core responsibilities are unglamourous and range across all aspects of publishing, including post, invoicing, managing website orders, general administration, improving and optimising business processes, social media, copywriting, rights and images research, fact-checking and general editorial, publicity and production support. There will be an emphasis on managing sales and distribution through our UK and US representatives: preparing sales material, updating and maintaining various databases and liaising with sales teams. Confidence and experience using contemporary digital platforms for collaboration is desirable, including but not limited to: Trello, Google Drive, Shopify and Xero. 

Experience in book publishing is highly preferable, though the depth of that experience is open; likewise knowledge and experience of altered states of consciousness, esoterica, poetry, witchcraft, advanced technology, astrology, mysticism, gnosticism, ritual, Wayfaring, speculation, psychedelics, metaphysics, yoga, experimental literature, pilgrimage, the Self, ekstasis, gender, herbalism, deep time, systems theory, crystals, cybernetics, interspecies communication and the transcendental object at the end of time. Abilities to divine the future, travel in the astral plane and to identify and write funding applications are all considered to be a major advantage.   

You will be working closely with Ignota’s directors, Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers. At times we can be extremely busy and mobile and would therefore strongly appreciate your scrupulous organisational capacity. We are almost entirely fire and air; due to the weakness of earth qualities in our charts, we particularly welcome applicants with strong earth placements and from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing.

The opportunity for the role to grow and evolve is a distinct possibility, contingent on the future success of the project and your role within such developments.

Salary: on application. Hours: part-time ~16 hours/week; flexible. 

Please apply by sending a CV and short covering letter by the New Moon in Libra, 28 September 2019, to: hello@ignota.org