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Publicity Manager

What you’ll be doing

This position offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of genres, from crime and thriller debuts, and YA, to brand fiction authors, celebrity-led titles, humour, memoir, and headline grabbing non-fiction. From acquisition to publication, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing integrated PR campaigns across print, digital, broadcast and radio, raising author profiles and planning author events (virtual or physical), presenting PR plans in-house and providing ongoing reporting to key stakeholders in editorial and sales and maintaining excellent working relationships with authors and agents. 

Who we are looking for

You will be an experienced publicist with a proven track-record of creating commercially impactful and consumer focused fiction and non-fiction campaigns. Organised, confident and imaginative, with excellent contacts across the media, you will be comfortable managing multiple campaigns simultaneously. This role requires an ability to prioritise tasks, work calmly under pressure, be a strong team player, and possess exceptional communication skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Press Officer looking for the next step, or a Publicity Manager ready for a new challenge.

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 community days per year, 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!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Four-time winner of the Publisher of the Year award, Little, Brown Book Group is one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK. We publish as wide a range of titles as anyone in the industry, and pride ourselves on the quality, variety and diversity of our publishing output.

On our Abacus, Virago, Corsair, Fleet and Blackfriars imprints we publish prize-winning literary fiction, agenda-setting non-fiction and a range of prestigious classics. On Sphere, we publish some of the world’s biggest brand-name novelists and an array of bestselling non-fiction. Our Atom and Orbit imprints lead the field in young adult and science fiction/fantasy publishing respectively, and our Piatkus Constable Robinson division is home to a vast range of fiction and non-fiction titles, with multiple Sunday Times bestsellers, backlist category killers, break-out voices and perennial classics alike. Meanwhile, our fast-growing Hachette Audio list is at the forefront of audio publishing, and our newest imprint The Bridge Street Press publishes upmarket non-fiction with an international outlook, dedicated to new ideas from authors who are leaders in their fields.

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 www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Publicity Manager

Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Business Development
Reference: 
Publicity Manager
Salary description: 
£33,000+, dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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You will be an experienced publicist with a proven track-record of creating commercially impactful and consumer focused fiction and non-fiction campaigns.