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Publicity Manager/Senior Publicity Manager

What you’ll be doing

This is an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning and dynamic Communications team. As Publicity Manager or Senior Publicity Manager you will be responsible for creating sales-driving and profile-building publicity campaigns, fully integrating all aspects of the media and events spaces to positively raise the profile and awareness of the author and book across our wide range of imprints. You will be working directly with some of the industry’s biggest brand fiction authors, exciting debuts, celebrity-led titles, music, humour, memoir, and headline grabbing non-fiction. Some authors you will be working with include: Rev Richard Coles, Santa Montefiore, Cathy Bramley, Veronica Henry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and many more. Experience of working across commercial campaigns is desired. You’ll be required to confidently present plans to colleagues in-house and externally to authors and agents, regularly updating key stakeholders on progress, as well as offering exceptional author care and maintaining excellent relationships with authors and agents.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate and driven publicist to lead on campaigns and strategy for a range of Orion’s most important titles and brand authors.

You will be an experienced publicist with a proven track record of creating industry-leading, consumer-focused and sales-driving publicity campaigns across fiction and non-fiction. A love of commercial publishing and experience working with brand authors would be a bonus for this role. 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.

Alongside demonstrable PR experience, the ideal candidate will be extremely efficient, have a broad range of contacts across the media and events, and bring initiative, creativity, and passion to the role. The ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and be a strong team player are also vital.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 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!

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

Who we are and what we do

The Orion Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction and is home to bestselling authors and brands such as Ian Rankin, Adam Kay, Michael Connelly, Cathy Bramley, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Veronica Henry, Glastonbury Festival, Clare Chambers, Michael Palin, Candice Carty-Williams and the Hairy Bikers.

In 2021 we won the Publisher of the Year award at the British Book Awards, and our award-winning Communications team has a proud track record of creating high-impact, creative, sales-driving campaigns to help bring our books to readers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplined, award-winning team responsible for a wide variety of publishing. You’d be working in a creative and dynamic environment, utilising a wide variety of essential publicity skills to reach the widest possible readership.

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.

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Publicity Manager/Senior Publicity Manager

Orion, London | Edinburgh | Sheffield
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications
Publicity Manager/Senior Publicity Manager
Salary description: 
£33,000+, dependent on experience (+ bonus +benefits)

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Alongside demonstrable PR experience, the ideal candidate will be extremely efficient, have a broad range of contacts across the media and events, and bring initiative, creativity, and passion to the role.