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Head Of Publicity

Closing date: 13 October 2020

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Publicity

Salary Description: Competitive & Benefits

Reference: Head of Pub

Description: Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence.  We publish a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. We are the proud publishers of many brand fiction names including Philippa Gregory and Kathy Reichs. We have a thriving and rapidly growing literary list, Scribner, which is home to writers such as Graham Swift, John Irving and Cho Nam Joo.

Our non-fiction list is broad and hugely exciting. We publish in the areas of history, sport, popular culture, health and wellbeing and many more - from Hillary Clinton to Jonathan van Ness and everyone in between. We are lucky enough to publish the biggest poet on the planet, Rupi Kaur.

Job Profile: To coordinate successful and high impact publicity campaigns on some of our biggest titles across the list, assisting with the general management of the press office as well as deputising for the Marketing & Publicity Director when required.

Your Role: Reporting to the Marketing & Publicity Director, working on a huge variety of fiction and non-fiction you will plan imaginative, effective and well-executed publicity campaigns working in-house as Head of Publicity in the busy Adult Publicity Department. You will drive campaigns, communicating continually with authors, agents, the media and other departments internally. You will work collaboratively with others, helping turn our books into bestsellers. You will assist with managing the team’s workload, setting strategic priorities, allocation and trade press relations. You will directly manage a number of publicity staff.

The Candidate’s Profile:

We are keen to hear from the widest range of candidates and we’re open to different types of experience. If you have working knowledge in publicity and public relations across any area of the arts or entertainment, we would love to hear from you, but it is not essential that you have worked in trade adult publishing. You must be driven, ambitious, and passionate about books, strong media contacts and confidence with social media. You will have the ability to think creatively and plan high-profile publicity campaigns, across all different spheres of the media landscape. You will have experience in organising events or launches. You will be a motivated individual with a strategic mindset, excellent attention to detail and who enjoys working in an energetic team. You will have some experience in line managing.

Contact Details:

Please apply by following the link attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Head Of Publicity

Full-time, Permanent
Head Of Publicity
Salary description: 
Competitive & Benefits