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Senior PR Manager

As the world’s leading illustrated non-fiction Publisher we are after a highly creative and effective Senior PR Manager to join our busy UK Brand and Communications department. 

Reporting into the Head of the department, this senior management role within the PR team is responsible for planning, implementing and producing sales-driving campaigns across all media and other relevant promotional avenues. Working closely with Brand Managers, the Social team and ROW PR teams, you will work predominantly on DK’s narrative non-fiction titles, but will also be involved in DK’s Life, Knowledge, Children’s and Licensing divisions, ensuring all campaigns are globally aligned and integrated. The role will also be involved in new acquisitions, high level author care, stakeholder and budget management responsibilities.

Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Deputising and supporting the Head of UK Brand and Comms
  • Development of strategic and creative thinking driving consumer-focused publicity campaigns from the point of acquisition through to publication 
  • Bringing new audiences and readers to our brand and ensuring the best possible coverage and results
  • High level author care whilst building and maintaining strong relationships with agents and other key stakeholders across the business, and providing timely sell-in information and campaign updates 
  • Building DK’s profile in trade press through acquisition announcements, and dealing with internal and external PR enquiries, delegating when appropriate
  • Being a role model within the team, problem solving and providing support and advice where required and encouraging a ‘can-do’ attitude

You’ll have proven experience of leading high profile campaigns across a range of different book genres and be a confident, natural relationship builder with extensive media relations and knowledge of the media, including digital media, events and festivals.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a PR professional who loves working in and around publishing and wants to be part of a dynamic team in a global company. If you thrive in a busy environment and have the ambition to really make this role your own, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations and your most recent CV by 1st October 2023

We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our people, some of which are:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Medical cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
  • Summer hours
  • Mentoring programme

We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background.

DK is proud to announce that we have adopted The Halo Code.

DK supports flexible working and has introduced a new ‘smart-working’ policy with a hybrid approach of working from home and in DK’s office.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade, but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships. For more information, visit 

About our Company: 

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

We are the world's leading illustrated publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, creating cutting-edge design and stunning visual books for the whole family. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bring people to books through their thirst for knowledge. With a global book loving community of over 800 colleagues in the UK, US, Germany, India, China, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. Find out more on

Senior PR Manager

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Strategy, Communications
Senior PR Manager

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You’ll have proven experience of leading high profile campaigns across a range of different book genres and be a confident, natural relationship builder with extensive media relations and knowledge of the media