Are you a visionary with a track record in lifestyle and cookery? Just imagine.…
Working closely with the world’s most talented chefs and food writers
Finding new breakout cookery stars
Shaping the future of how we eat
That’s the job brief as Publishing Director of Ebury’s Food hub at Penguin Random House.
About Ebury Food
As the No.1 cookbook publisher in the UK, the list is simply unrivalled. From Yotam Ottolenghi, Asma Khan and Julius Roberts to Mary Berry, Rick Stein, Jane’s Patisserie and the Bored of Lunch phenomenon, the depth of talent is exceptional.
It’s a thriving and ultra creative team and space. Ebury’s hub model blends editorial, publicity and marketing, and feeds on ideaflow from every area of the team.
What you’ll bring:
This role offers the opportunity to run the industry-leading player in the Food space. To be successful, you might have:
A track record in illustrated lifestyle and cookery (though you could also have experience of wider publishing or food media) and a strong network
The ability to see ahead of the curve – from health breakthroughs to viral McBangs
A sure eye for standout talent, and the persuasive power to bring them on board
An eye for design – to transform a book cover in a moment of inspiration
Relentless creativity, both in yourself and your team – self-generating ideas is critical to our growth
A clear and inclusive leadership style – driving your vision, while empowering a team of stellar talents
A purpose to diversify our talent and reach ever wider audiences
Please apply with CV and cover letter addressed to Joel Rickett by midnight on Monday 23rd October.
Salary: competitive basic salary depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
Competitive benefits package: Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition.
Our benefits include:
Financial – income protection, life assurance, childcare allowance
Wellbeing - healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, health checks
Lifestyle – enhanced parental leave, tech scheme,
For our full benefits list please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/what-we-offer/
Hybrid working: We’re experimenting with a hybrid way of working that suits the needs of each team. While our offices across the UK are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility around where you work is just as important. We’ll be happy to discuss hybrid working during the recruitment process.
The recruitment process: You can read about our recruitment process at https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/how-we-hire/
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we offer interviews to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role, and opt-in on their application form. There may be times when the volume of applications means we cannot take all eligible candidates to interview.
We encourage you to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need by emailing PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your request.
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.