Events Manager, The Society of Authors


Reports to: Head of Communications and the CEO.

Job type: Full time, flexible working considered. 

Remuneration: £24-29,000 pa, depending on experience

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The SoA is a trade union for all types of writers, illustrators, broadcasters and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. Our mission is to empower authors by protecting their rights and furthering their interests.

We have been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession for more than a century. Members receive unlimited free advice on all aspects of the profession, including confidential clause-by-clause contract vetting, and a wide range of benefits. We also administer many grants and prizes that support and celebrate authors at all stages of their careers.


With 70+ events running throughout the year, you’ll have the opportunity not only to oversee events from beginning to end, but also to use your creativity to generate concepts and ideas for events large and small.

You will be responsible for delivering events ranging from AGMs, conferences and seminars, to networking parties, talks and practical workshops. You will project manage our annual Authors’ Awards and Summer party, working closely with our Prizes department. Events take place both in-house and externally in London and throughout the UK.

You will work within our Communications team to manage our events and you’ll be the point of contact and marketing support for our local groups, which are run by member-volunteers. You will work closely with our growing outreach team to develop our events in the regions.

As we’re in the process of moving premises to Central London, you’ll also have a say in the design and use of our new, larger events space.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time in our growth and development. 

For full information see the job listing on the SoA website.

Apply with your CV and covering letter to: by 28 February 2018.

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