What you’ll be doing
The position offers the opportunity to work across the PCR imprints within an award-winning, creative publicity team. Working on campaigns from acquisition to publication, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing integrated PR campaigns across print, digital, broadcast and radio, raising author profiles and planning author events (virtual or physical), presenting PR plans in-house and providing ongoing reporting to key stakeholders in editorial and sales and maintaining excellent working relationships with authors and agents.
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for a creative, organised, confident and enthusiastic publicist, with experience of leading on non-fiction and fiction campaigns. With excellent contacts across the media, you will create strategic and imaginative publicity campaigns that are effective, wide-reaching and well-executed. A key skill is the ability to be comfortable managing multiple campaigns simultaneously. This role requires an ability to prioritise tasks, work calmly under pressure, be a strong team player, and possess exceptional communication skills. You will understand the media which drives sales for different genres and be able to communicate this effectively to the wider team.
What we offer
This is a fantastic opening for the right person to join a creative, friendly, collaborative team working across a wide range of titles. This varied role would suit an ambitious and enthusiastic individual who is keen to gain experience in a busy trade publisher.
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
The PCR division combines four successful imprints, Piatkus, Constable, Robinson and The Bridge Street Press, within Little, Brown Book Group, four-time winner of the Publisher of the Year award. Piatkus was nominated for Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards last year.
Across the lists, we publish a wide range of titles from ideas-led literary non-fiction, popular psychology, self-help, business, personal development, health and wellbeing, parenting, history, cookery, humour, biographies, popular culture, crime fiction and romance. We are home to a huge range of bestselling authors including Nora Roberts, Louise Redknapp, Tim Harford, Bridgerton creator Julia Quinn, David Lammy, Kate Silverton, Indra Nooyi, MC Beaton, MW Craven, Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman, Quentin Letts, Dambisa Moyo, Mervyn King and Michael Wolff.
More specifically, within this role you will be working with authors such as Jamie Foxx, Coleen Nolan and Dr Sara Gottfried.
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
Salary range: £33,000- £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date: 15th August 2021