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Senior Press Officer

Who we are and what we do

With over 150 years of ground-breaking publishing from book lovers, original thinkers and market leaders, our unwavering mission has been to publish the most compelling voices in every genre. We continue to find new ground, new audiences and new voices with every title we publish. We are passionate readers and believe in the power of words to change lives.

Hodder & Stoughton is a division of Hachette, one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, with 12 publishing divisions and over 60 imprints. Everyone here is proud to be in the business of opening doors and minds.

What you'll be doing

The successful candidate will report to an experienced Publicity Director and will work on a broad range of commercial campaigns across fiction and non-fiction, with a particular focus on commercial and reading group fiction and crime and thriller from across the Hodder and Coronet lists.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Press Officer with experience planning and implementing their own publicity campaigns. Working on a range of fiction and non-fiction, you will have good media contacts and demonstrable knowledge in planning and executing campaigns using a variety of media outlets, coordinating events in bookshops, festivals, libraries and beyond, and a strong knowledge of social media.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and proactive team player with good communication, organisation and time management skills. You will have a track record in identifying opportunities to reach new and diverse audiences through your campaigns and demonstrate a strong understanding of the importance of the elements needed to make a title commercially successful. You will be used to liaising between internal departments, from marketing and sales to rights and editorial, and communicating effectively with authors, agents and press, as well as successfully developing and maintaining contacts across the industry.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this:

  • 28 annual leave days per year, increases to 29 days after 2 years' service and goes up to 30 days after 5 years' (+ bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Rent deposit loans
  • 2 community days per year
  • Summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months)
  • Retail discounts through Hachette rewards
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wide-ranging training library
  • Development programmes (including mentoring)
  • Up to 70% off book purchases
  • A charity bookshelf
  • 12 Staff-led employee networks that are voluntary, including Gender Balance, Thrive, Pride, All Together, Wellbeing and religious networks
  • Season ticket loans
  • 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.

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

Senior Press Officer

Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, London
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Strategy, Communications
Reference: 
Senior Press Officer
Salary description: 
Up to £32,000 dependent on experience (+bonus +benefits)

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We are looking for a Press Officer with experience planning and implementing their own publicity campaigns.