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Head Of Publicity

Head of Publicity

Bloomsbury is seeking a new Head of Publicity for Non-Fiction to lead its brilliant team of publicists in the trade division.

Bloomsbury is a leading independent publisher in the UK with a non-fiction division that’s flourishing and award-winning. The publicity team have been behind recent successes and Sunday Times bestsellers such as Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Three Women, The Silk Roads, The Anarchy, The Book Trespass, Mudlarking, and the breakout book at the start of lockdown - Humankind by Rutger Bregman.

As Head of Publicity, you would lead and manage the non-fiction publicity team and oversee campaign strategy for the entire non-fiction list, including handling the publicity for superlead titles and brand authors like Reni Eddo-Lodge, Rutger Bregman, Peter Frankopan, Lisa Taddeo, Patti Smith, David Kynaston and William Dalrymple.

We want someone with a proven track record in managing all aspects of high-profile publicity campaigns with excellent media contacts. You will have an in-depth understanding of the non-fiction market, and you will have a natural interest in current affairs, engaged with what’s going on in the UK and the rest of the world. You'll be incredibly ambitious for all the books on the list, and want your authors’ ideas to be part of the conversation and when possible, agenda-setting. You will be alert to shifts in the media landscape, with a desire for you and the team to collaborate with emerging media such as podcasts and online media platforms. You will devise and execute innovative showcase events for the list to the booksellers and the media, as part of list and brand management. You will be an ambassador for Bloomsbury’s non-fiction, helping to acquire new and exciting talent alongside the editorial, marketing and sales teams.

We are looking for someone who is ambitious and prepared to lead a dynamic and creative team, and have real vision for the list as a whole and the future of that list and its authors, to drive sales, create Sunday Times bestsellers and win industry awards.

The role reports to the Group Director of Marketing and Publicity, and sits alongside the Heads of Publicity for Fiction, Cookery and Children’s.   

This is a full time, permanent role based at our London office, 50 Bedford Square, London, W1B 3DP, however as all Bloomsbury employees are currently working from home, this role will also be based from home until our offices reopen.

We offer a range of generous company benefits including a flexible working policy.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to workwithus@bloomsbury.com. The covering letter should include evidence of how you meet the requirements outlined in the ‘skills, knowledge and experience’ above and your salary expectations.

Please note in the subject line of your email: ‘Head of Publicity BM0712’

The closing date for this role is 7 December 2020

Head Of Publicity

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