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Senior Publicity Manager - Macmillan Children's Books

Reporting to the Head of Publicity, the Senior Publicity Manager is a key role in the Macmillan Children's Books (MCB) Communications team with specific responsibility for PR for a range of authors and illustrators including brand author Julia Donaldson.

We are looking for someone to create and deliver dynamic PR campaigns which both deliver sales and boost our authors’ and illustrators’ profiles year round. You’ll need a bank of experience within publishing and the proven ability to identify angles and pitch effectively to media as well as the confidence to work with stakeholders and third parties.

Key tasks of the role include -

  • Create and execute outstanding PR campaigns for Julia Donaldson with media and event activity which drives sales of both frontlist and backlist titles. This will also involve organising events, liaising with partners and attending events.
  • Plan and execute targeted and effective PR campaigns for a select number of MCB titles, delivering the highest levels of author and illustrator care at all times.
  • Develop and maintain contact with reviewers, bloggers, third party partners and literacy organisations to ensure that Macmillan Children’s Books and our titles get the best coverage and awareness.
  • Work closely with the publishing teams to ensure thorough internal communication, and also comprehensive external communication with authors/illustrators and agents.
  • Pitch with the team for all relevant festivals, school and library events throughout the year.
  • The successful candidate will be the main contact person for Julia Donaldson within the Comms team.

The ideal candidate will have –

  • At least 4 years experience in a book publicity role, organising and attending events, as well as securing media
  • An enviable list of press and influencer contacts across all forms of media
  • Ability to manage budgets, develop measurable KPIs and plan for a return on investment
  • Proven experience of effective stakeholder management

Hiring Manager: Jo Hardacre, Head of Publicity

Salary starting from: £38,000 onwards

Closing Date: 9th January 2022

This role will be a permanent contract and will be based in our office in Farringdon, London. Summer is a particularly busy time for this role, and the ideal postholder will need to have availability to work during these months.

We are highly committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is available here

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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Senior Publicity Manager - Macmillan Children's Books

Pan Macmillan, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Events, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Conference and Events, Business Development
Senior Publicity Manager - Macmillan Children's Books
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Starting from: £38,000 onwards

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At least 4 years experience in a book publicity role, organising and attending events, as well as securing media