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Communications Director

How far can you take our story?

Ebury is the UK’s largest dedicated non-fiction publisher, with authors ranging from Marie Kondo, to Peter Crouch, Yottam Ottolenghi to Glennon Doyle, and a proven track-record in creating bestsellers and discovering new talent.

We have an exciting fixed-term maternity cover role available for an innovative and experienced Communications Director to lead the marketing and publicity teams.

This is a dynamic time of change and growth for us. You’ll design and lead our Comms strategy, across our four publishing hubs, and grow our lists and brands through entrepreneurial thinking.

We’re looking for someone who can get our books to the widest possible audience and is always looking to drive demand through high-impact campaigns, across events, print, broadcast, online, audio and brand partnerships.

You will also have demonstrable leadership and decision-making skills and you’ll be an exceptional communicator. This role will suit a team-player who is able to manage with sensitivity and conviction. Above all you will be passionate about what you do; full of ideas and someone who isn’t afraid of doing things differently.

As part of the senior leadership team, you’ll be the voice of Ebury within Penguin Random House and externally, from your input on new book acquisitions and cover designs, to growth plans for our flagship authors.

Whether you have a background in publishing or not, it’s critical that you have a passion for books, a track record of standout campaigns, and that you always have an eye on the bigger picture.

If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and cover letter by 1st November. We are currently working remotely, and this role will be based out of our Vauxhall Bridge offices when we are able; all interviews will be conducted remotely. 

 

 

What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business 

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. 

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee. 

 

Communications Director

Penguin Random House Group, London
Contract, Full-time, Maternity Cover
Publisher
Communications
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Communications Director