Do you want to work with some of the world’s bestselling, award-winning writers? Do you enjoy launching debut talent?
At Doubleday we are the proud publishers of Kate Atkinson, John Boyne, Jan Carson, Bonnie Garmus, Michel Faber, Donal Ryan, Maggie Shipstead, Curtis Sittenfeld amongst others.
We are seeking a creative, experienced and enthusiastic senior PR professional to join us as Head of Publicity and head up the campaigns for our Doubleday list. We’re looking for someone who can get our books to the widest possible audience and will enjoy creating show-stopping campaigns that generate media coverage.
In this role, you will lead publicity campaigns on some of the list’s key titles and oversee activity across the imprint as a whole, looking after a range of authors across both fiction and non-fiction. Your role will be to plan and implement innovative and effective campaigns across all media platforms with digital at the heart of everything you do. You will line manage a member of the publicity team and be involved in developing and mentoring other team members.
We are looking for an experienced publicist who is full of ideas and loves the buzz when publicity drives sales. You’ll relish a challenge and will be able to respond to the demands of a busy press office calmly and proactively. You’ll be able to maintain and develop relationships with media contacts, and will have strong communication skills and gravitas to manage high profile author and agent relationships. You’ll also have a proven ability to engage with online communities as well as on- and off-line networks and influencers and react quickly to news stories.
A strong team player and a proven project manager, you will be able to motivate people and bring them together. You will also understand how to devise strategy, brand campaigns and high-scale publicity events.
The role will be based in our office at Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms. We are currently trialling hybrid working and the balance of office and remote working can be discussed during the recruitment process.
If you would like to be considered for this role please apply with a CV and covering letter telling us what appeals to you and what you would bring to the role. Please tell us (in no more than 250 words) in your covering letter about a recent PR campaign which impressed you and why.
The deadline for applications is the end of the day on Sunday 3rd July.
What you can expect from us:
Salary: £46,000 - £53,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
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:
• 27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance programme
• Mentoring programme
• Extended gender neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
• 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.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the 'offer an interview' scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.
We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.
Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
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