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Senior Publicist

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Publicity Manager to join our successful Fiction division. The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone with extensive publicity experience and good knowledge of the commercial, literary and SFF fiction market to join an established and successful team.

Working closely with the PR team, and your editorial and marketing colleagues, you will devise and implement innovative, integrated and targeted publicity campaigns for a diverse range of bestselling and emerging fiction authors, as well as literary estates, with the aim of driving profitable sales and raising and maintaining their profiles. You will also play an integral role in the division’s events platform, programming and curating content from one-off events to virtual festivals such as VoyagerCon and SlaughterFest.

Core Accountabilities

  • Deliver creative and stand-out publicity campaigns across both traditional and new media channels

  • Plan and execute author tours / visits to raise author profile and generate sales

  • Work closely with the Editorial, Marketing and Sales teams to ensure publicity opportunities are fully maximised

  • Present publicity strategy and campaigns to internal and external stakeholders including editors, authors and agents

  • Develop the year-round, virtual/live, events programme -  and deliver engaging content to grow the channel

  • Maintain, develop and grow relationships with key journalists, producers and new media contacts across all channels

  • Maintain and develop relationships with authors and key internal and external stakeholders across the list

Experience required

  • Solid, demonstrable publicity background working across commercial fiction titles

  • Excellent author/talent care experience

  • Proven track record in generating publicity coverage across a variety of authors and campaigns and a range of media

  • Experience across a variety of genres including crime, literary brands/estates and SFF

  • Experience of organising and managing author tours and events

  • Experience of organising successful virtual events, with retail partners, and across a variety of platforms

  • Experience of digital and traditional communications

 If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Senior Publicist

HarperCollins, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, Events, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Strategy, Communications, Conference and Events, Business Development
Senior Publicist

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Proven track record in generating publicity coverage across a variety of authors and campaigns and a range of media