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Publicity Manager

£28,050 - £37,000 per annum

Regionally based

Who we are and what we do

Hodder & Stoughton is an award-winning publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. For over 150 years, we have been one of Britain’s leading publishers of fiction and non-fiction and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling books in many different formats.

We work with authors across all genres and are the proud publishers of many international bestselling authors, including Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, David Nicholls, Graham Norton, Mike Gayle, Deliciously Ella, Siri Hustvedt, David Mitchell, Lucy Worsley and Sir Alex Ferguson.

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will report to an experienced Publicity Director and will work independently across a wide range of fiction and non-fiction campaigns, including reading group fiction, crime & thriller, literary fiction, popular science, smart-thinking non-fiction, history and narrative non-fiction.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Publicity Manager with a proven track record of planning and implementing their own publicity campaigns and delivering exceptional author care. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, well-organised and creative, with excellent communication skills and established media contacts. You will have a passion for narrative non-fiction, reading group fiction and crime fiction in particular, and will have a strong understanding of all the elements needed to make a title commercially successful.

You would be an integral part of a fun, collaborative and highly successful publicity team, so we’re looking for someone who enjoys working with colleagues to share ideas, while managing their campaigns independently.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave 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, delicious subsidized canteen food, 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, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol, 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

Closing date: 4 February 2022

Publicity Manager

Hodder & Stoughton, United Kingdom
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development
Publicity Manager
Salary description: 
£28,050 - £37,000 per annum

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A proven track record of planning and implementing their own publicity campaigns and delivering exceptional author care