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Senior Publicity Manager (Maternity Cover), Adult Consumer Marketing & Publicity

Join Bloomsbury, home to award-winning, internationally bestselling and critically-acclaimed authors such as SJ Maas, Tom Kerridge, Stuart Turton, Lisa Taddeo, Edward Enninful, Samantha Shannon, Patricia Lockwood and Abdulrazak Gurnah. We publish the best titles in fiction, non-fiction, cookery, illustrated and poetry across our adult trade publishing list. We have an opportunity to join our expanding team at a time of exciting growth at Bloomsbury.

We are looking for an ambitious, creative and talented Senior Publicity Manager to lead innovative, impactful and strategic media and events campaigns. You will be joining a collaborative and supportive Publicity team, reporting into the Head of Publicity and work on a variety of leading titles from major commercial fiction and crime brands, high-profile literary fiction authors, exciting debuts, ground breaking non-fiction and more. You may also oversee, advise and collaborate on other publicist’s campaigns and be a role model for junior team members.

With a background in the publishing, arts or media industries, you will have experience working across a variety of campaigns. You will be able to expertly create multi-platform campaigns that break out debut talent, build bestselling names to new heights or shape the cultural agenda. You will be adept at forging and maintaining excellent relationships with high-profile and influential stakeholders, leading on and communicating publicity plans and updates, and delivery excellent author and agent care.

The role

  • Deliver best-in-class and sales-driving campaigns for Bloomsbury’s high-profile authors, illustrators and brands, and launching the careers of others; work across all formats (hardback, eBook and audio)
  • Ensure campaigns are planned, co-ordinated and appropriately creative and ambitious, and communicate results effectively both to internal and external stakeholders, through leading in title planning meetings, presentations and creation of timely, comprehensive and eye-catching updates
  • Organise and manage author tours within budget to maximise book sales. Work creatively alongside event and festival organisers to bring authors to the consumer in new and dynamic ways
  • Lead, guide and enable the team in communications with external and internal stakeholders; offer expertise on handling sensitive and/or confidential projects
  • Build relationships with colleagues across the business including in editorial, sales and marketing and communicate effectively with the global publicity and marketing teams on relevant titles to create cohesive international campaigns
  • Keep D, E & I practises at the heart of what you do, communicating and implementing company policy with the team and strive for positive change within the industry

Additional information

The role is a full-time 12 month fixed term contract position.

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Mondays & Tuesdays

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) which includes the campaign you’ve been most proud to work on via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 5th September 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

Two paid Personal Wellness Days

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 12 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

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Senior Publicity Manager (Maternity Cover), Adult Consumer Marketing & Publicity

Contract, Maternity Contract, Maternity Cover, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Business Development
Senior Publicity Manager (Maternity Cover), Adult Consumer Marketing & Publicity
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you will have experience working across a variety of campaigns