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Publicity Manager/ Senior Publicity Manager (9 month FTC)

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking for a creative, organised, confident and enthusiastic publicist, with experience of leading on literary non-fiction and fiction campaigns. With excellent contacts across the media, you will create strategic and imaginative publicity campaigns that are effective, wide-reaching and well-executed. A key skill is the ability to 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. Our diversity of authors and titles offer many opportunities across fiction, non-fiction and classics publishing, working with some of our greatest living writers as well as some of the most influential classic texts.

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. The role 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 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!

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 (minimum 3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

LBBG’s literary publicists create campaigns across our literary imprints: Little, Brown, Virago, Corsair and Fleet:

Little, Brown, is the home of some of the most high-profile and award-winning authors across fiction and non-fiction, including Donna Tartt, Tom Holland, Celeste Ng, Chigozie Obioma and David Sedaris, with a rich backlist that includes Nelson Mandela and Beryl Bainbridge.

Virago is the UK’s lead feminist imprint and has famously platformed some of the most ground-breaking writing by female and minority gender authors for more than forty years, including Monica Ali, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Sarah Waters, Natasha Walter and Fran Lebowitz. The Virago Modern Classics list includes Daphne du Maurier, Patricia Highsmith and Gayl Jones.

As well as quality fiction and non-fiction, Corsair is host to much of our poetry publishing, including Morgan Parker and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective. In 2021, the imprint was celebrated at the British Book Awards for its publication of the bestseller phenomenon, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Its brand authors include Jennifer Egan and Roxane Gay, with a music list that includes Baxter Dury.

Fleet is a five-year-old imprint that has already produced several Pulitzer Prize winning authors including Colson Whitehead and Ronan Farrow. It is the publisher of writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including Claire Messud, bestselling poet Hollie McNish and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award-nominated Yara Rodrigues Fowler.

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/ Senior Publicity Manager (9 month FTC)

Little, Brown Book Group, London | Edinburgh | Newcastle upon Tyne | Sheffield
Contract, Full-time
Publisher
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development
Reference: 
Publicity Manager/ Senior Publicity Manager (9 month FTC)
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.