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Senior Publicity Manager

Little Brown Book Group is seeking a creative, innovative, and commercially focused Senior Manager to work across their non-fiction publishing and drive communications strategy for the lifestyle list.

What you’ll be doing

Are you interested in launching new talent and creating bestsellers?

This is a unique opportunity for a proven communications expert with strong market knowledge to work across the Piatkus, Constable and Robinson non-fiction imprints, leading the overall strategy for PCR’s lifestyle publishing and working closely with the senior editorial team on brand growth and author acquisition. Working with bestselling authors, celebrities, leading experts in their fields as well as emerging talent, you’ll be doing everything from creating high-impact, creative launch campaigns that will propel our books to the top of the charts, taking a strategic overview of our publishing across the lifestyle category, keeping a close eye on emerging trends, new media and brand development opportunities, and working closely with the editorial team to bring new authors to the list.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for someone with senior level publicity experience in non-fiction. A strong sense of commercial awareness, an eye for trends and ability for strategic thinking is essential. A confident self-starter, you will have a strong network of relevant media contacts, event organisers and influencers. You will have experience working with high-profile authors, and of working with internal and external teams to fully implement a campaign that drives sales. Demonstrable market knowledge is key, as is a passion for lifestyle, wellbeing and topics that interest people in their daily lives.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high-impact campaigns with strong ROI to create bestsellers
  • Create effective, innovative pitches to acquire new authors
  • Work with the executive publisher and publishing director on growth strategy for the health and lifestyle category at L,BBG and author acquisition.
  • Maintain and build a strong network of champions for our books across the media, brand partners, podcasters and social media influencers that will maximise opportunities for high-impact coverage
  • Accountable for the publicity and marketing spend on allocated titles - ensure that budgets are used effectively
  • Work closely with editorial on staying ahead of trends and market positioning of books on the lists
  • Evaluate and report on campaign activity and results

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

Little, Brown Book Group’s Piatkus, Constable and Robinson (PCR) publishing division is home to books that entertain, inform and inspire. It publishes million-copy bestsellers, top specialists and academics, celebrities, change-makers, incredible storytellers and influencers.

Piatkus’ leading non-fiction lifestyle list covers the areas of health, mind, body and spirit, self-help, business, personal development, parenting and popular psychology. Its bestselling authors, international authorities and experts in their fields include Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman, the authors of the 1 million copy bestseller Mindfulness, leading gynaecologist Dr Jen Gunter, parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith and productivity expert Cal Newport. In 2023 Piatkus will publish Julia Bradbury’s Walk Yourself Happy, A Very Modern Family by Carrie Grant and David Grant and Stacey Duguid’s In Pursuit of Happiness: Mating, Marriage, Motherhood, Money, Mayhem.

Constable’s commercial and literary non-fiction encompasses biography, memoir, gift and humour, music, sport, history, politics and culture. It is home to some of the biggest names in their field, authors include James Blunt, Ian Wright, Peter Doherty, Remi Adekoya, Frank Warren, Will Sergeant, David Lammy and Carly Simon.

The Robinson imprint is home to books that make you DO, THINK and FEEL. Its newly launched narrative non-fiction list is the commercial heartland of Robinson, publishing books that illuminate extraordinary life stories, lead cultural conversations, open doors to big subjects and entertain along the way – from fresh perspectives in pop culture, science, nature and true crime, to powerful memoir and talking-point ideas.  Robinson’s market-leading Robinson Psychology list publishes the very best evidence-based titles in the fields of self-help and popular psychology including the international bestseller Mindset by Carol Dweck and The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegal and Tina Payne Bryon. It’s How To and Cookery list offers practical, inspiring, bestselling guides to just about anything that anyone might want to do from training your dog to managing your money. Cookery titles include Cook This Book by Molly Baz, The Seasonal Baker by Michelle Evans-Fecci and Taste Kitchen: Asia by Philli Armitage-Mattin.

Little, Brown Book Group is one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK.  It is the largest trade division of Hachette UK and is a four-time winner of the Publisher of the Year award. Across our thirteen imprints, 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.

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 Publicity Manager

Little, Brown Book Group, London
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Campaigns, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Business Development
Reference: 
Senior Publicity Manager
Salary description: 
£40,000+, dependent on experience (+bonus + benefits)

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