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PR Executive (12 month FTC)

What you’ll be doing

This is a 12 month fixed term contract for a junior campaigns and administrative role reporting to the PR Director, working across the HCG list, supporting on campaigns from picture books to YA.

The PR Executive will be working with individual publicists to support on implementation of and amplifying campaigns.

Responsibilities will include planning and implementing a wide range of PR functions across the HCG list: stock signings, blog tours, school and bookshop events, gaining regional media coverage for HCG authors and illustrators, co-ordinating regional festivals, booking travel and accommodation, and assisting on high profile media days and events. Some staffing of events will be required.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for someone who really loves children’s and YA books and wants to throw themselves into an exciting junior PR role on a 12 month fixed term contract. You’ll be full of creative energy, thrive on working with brilliant authors, illustrators, brands and amazing ideas. You will be joining a friendly, collaborative team of skilled publicists and marketers to help create award-winning and effective campaigns across a wider variety of titles, including some of the biggest and best authors of brands in children’s publishing. There are a few other things that are really important:

  • You’ll have proven experience in publicity
  • You’ll be able to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload
  • You’ll be able to communicate and build positive working relationship with contacts at all levels
  • You’ll have an understanding of and good relationships with media and influencers, including across traditional, online and social media
  • You’ll have experience in events
  • You’ll have a can-do attitude and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • You’ll be highly efficient, with a meticulous eye for detail
  • You’ll know your way around Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Zoom etc.
  • You’ll have an interest, and an awareness of, children’s books and brands

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages, with baby and pre-school books, picture books, gift, fiction, non-fiction, series fiction, books for the school and library market and licensed publishing.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

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 and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

PR Executive (12 month FTC)

Hachette UK, London
Contract, Full-time, Temporary
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Salary description: 
£25,000 - £27,000, dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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