We’re looking for an experienced publicist to join our award-winning team and work on a wide range of genres across the Commercial imprints. The role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Press Officer or Publicity Manager looking for the next step.
What you’ll be doing
This position offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of genres, from crime and thriller debuts and brilliant book club fiction to celebrity-led titles 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 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 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
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 Sphere, we publish some of the world’s biggest brand-name novelists and an array of bestselling non-fiction. Recent award accolades on the list include The Louder I Will Sing by Lee Lawrence, which won the Costa Biography Award 2021, and Verity by Colleen Hoover, which won Pageturner of the Year at the Nibbies 2023. Piatkus, Constable and Robinson are 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. Recent bestselling launches have included Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes’ Queen Charlotte, tying in with the hit third series of Bridgerton; Final Offer, the TikTok sensation by Lauren Asher; Sexy But Pyscho by leading gynaecologist Dr Jessica Taylor; and Peter Doherty’s breakout memoir A Likely Lad.
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.
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