Who we are and what we do
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PR Executive to join the Hachette Children’s Group Publicity team.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages, with baby and pre-school books, picture books, gift, fiction, non-fiction, series fiction, books for the school and library market and licensed publishing.
What you will be doing
The PR Executive will be working across the younger and colour part of the HCG list, which includes bestselling and award-winning authors including Alex T Smith, Francesca Simon, Dermot O’Leary, Nick East, Claire Powell, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Lauren Child and Rachel Bright.
The PR Executive will be responsible for planning, presenting and implementing campaigns to deliver industry-leading publicity for title allocations in the colour-led 0-younger middle grade list, achieving maximum exposure and sales through all channels and markets, as well as supporting more senior team members of the delivery of their PR campaigns.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. They will be highly efficient, with a close eye for detail, and an excellent communicator who has a proven ability to work well under pressure and multi-task. An interest, and an awareness of, children’s books and brands are integral to the role. Experience in a publicity role, working with media and on events is needed. Prior experience in the publishing industry is not necessary.
What we offer
You will be joining a friendly, collaborative team of skilled publicists and marketeers to create award-winning and effective campaigns across a wider variety of titles, including some of the biggest and best authors of brands in children’s publishing. Hachette UK is a creative and dynamic environment, with a focus on Changing the Story. There’s also a competitive salary and benefits package.
We offer a creative and dynamic environment within an enthusiastic and collaborative team. There is significant opportunity for professional development within the role and, as part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
Closing date: 18th January 2021
To apply, please click here.