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Publicity Manager/Senior Publicity Manager (12 month FTC)

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and implementing creative and results-driven publicity campaigns across all the Octopus imprints.

The list you will be working on will cover a wide range of non-fiction, so you will have responsibility for titles across all genres from cookery to celebrity, wellness to sport. You will be expected to manage individual title budgets, ensuring that department costs are kept within the allocated spend. You will be a pro-active member of the team setting up journalist meetings and attending festival pitches. You will liaise closely with editorial, sales and marketing to deliver cohesive campaigns which drive sales.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced publicist with a proven track record of delivering outstanding campaigns. You will have a passion for Non-fiction publishing with a proven track record of planning and implementing high profile, strategic campaigns alongside exceptional author care. Your excellent communication skills and established media contacts will enable you to hit the ground running as a senior member of our team.

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

At Octopus we publish books for everyone. Our aim is to enlighten, nourish, entertain and most of all inspire readers and listeners everywhere. Octopus is comprised of fifteen imprints, each with their own identity but all publishing consumer-focused and highly successful titles for their markets. As a group, we have over 50 years’ experience working with high-profile authors and trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market-leading books. Within Octopus we publish across an array of subjects including food and drink, wellness, interiors, health, memoirs and more.

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 (12 month FTC)

Octopus Publishing Group, London
Contract, Full-time
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Business Development
Publicity Manager/Senior Publicity Manager (12 month FTC)
Salary description: 
£30,000 - £40,000, dependent on experience (+bonus + benefits)

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We are seeking an experienced publicist with a proven track record of delivering outstanding campaigns.