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Media, communications and retail assistant

Job details

McLeods Booksellers Ltd
1 Jun 2022
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


Despite some promising early experiments, attempts to clone our current social media monkey before they move to Wellington have been unsuccessful. Therefore McLeods have come to the decision to hire somebody new…
McLeods Booksellers Ltd is hiring a new part-time (30 hours a week) Media, Communications and Retail Assistant to assist with the online marketing and social media accounts of Rotorua’s iconic bookshop, as well as handling inwards goods and other tasks around the store.
McLeods Booksellers is an almost 80 year-old family-owned business in the heart of Rotorua who pride themselves on quality, personal customer service and we want to translate the experience customers have inside our physical shop to our online presence.
The ideal candidate for this role is book-loving, creative, motivated and tech-savvy, with a broad knowledge of social media marketing techniques as well as canva and the adobe creative suite. Excellent communication both written and verbal is essential, with some knowledge of the local community as well as the broader literary scene in Aotearoa and around the world. Knowledge of te reo Māori is a plus! Our bookshop is renowned for its Māori book range, both nationally and internationally. As a small, independent bookshop, we invest in the reading lives of our customers and trade on our reputation for exemplary customer service, which means retail and customer service experience are essential and bookselling experience preferred.
No one day is the same at McLeods, therefore any candidate must be adaptable, comfortable working independently and dividing up their time effectively. A lot of initiative and a self-directed attitude is important! Half of the role is creative, making and implementing social media strategies, and creating social media content for Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok designed to drive customers to McLeods both online and in person. The other half of the job is a more hands-on role in the shop, unpacking and sorting inwards goods as well as working on the shop floor, interacting with customers, hand-selling and recommending books. This role provides a great deal of freedom, and the management always welcomes new ideas and creative expression as long as they align with the values and character of the business.
The candidate must be able to work weekends and school holidays, full shop and inwards goods training will be provided.
How to apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to Jemma at 

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McLeods Booksellers Ltd

27 Apr 2022