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Head of Publicity, Pan

Digital and Communications

Pan Macmillan is one of the most successful publishers in the UK, winning Publisher of the Year twice in the last three years with market-beating year-on-year growth over the last five years. The Pan Division is home to a broad range of authors in all formats, from established fiction brands such as Jeffrey Archer, David Baldacci, Ann Cleeves, Lucy Diamond, Ken Follett, Peter James, Karen Swan, Kate Morton, Kate Mosse, Lucinda Riley, CJ Sansom, Danielle Steel and Joanna Trollope to breakout debuts such as Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us. Pan also includes thriving SFF and Crime lists and publishes a variety of non-fiction including the major autobiography to come this year from Elton John, books from Louis Theroux to Kevin Keegan and a growing business books list.

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercially aware, strategic and well-connected publicist to join Pan Macmillan's energetic, award-winning Communications team. You will work closely with the Pan Communications Director on publicity strategy and on development of our publicity function. You will lead and manage both direct reports and freelancers, ensuring that we achieve highly targeted, sales-driving PR for our books and the best level of author care is provided at all times. Alongside conceptualising and implementing campaigns of your own for some of our most high profile, best-selling author brands, you will work with the team in planning and implementing entirely integrated and audience-appropriate campaigns across our fiction and non-fiction lists.  

You will have significant experience in book publishing and a proven track record of running impactful campaigns.  You will also have experience of managing a team with varying levels of experience. 

In return we can offer you a range of great projects, a creative, sparky, fun and supportive working environment within a fully integrated communications team as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.

The position is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London moving to stunning new offices in Farringdon by the end of the year. 

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/002/19 via email to

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice available here: Please read our Recruitment Privacy Notice before submitting your application

Closing date: 6th March 2019

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

Head of Publicity, Pan

Pan Macmillan, London
Full-time, Permanent
PR, Communications, Sales, Digital, Publicity