HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative global, multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to block-busting thrillers, fantasy literature and children’s classics and best-selling non-fiction including history, biography, cookery, popular science, reference and education.
With 200 years of history, we publish some of the world’s foremost authors including G. R. R. Martin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cecelia Ahern, David Walliams and the classic works of Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.
Our HarperCollins Ireland team are looking for a PR Director to join their expanding team. This is a senior position in one our key territories, overseeing the publicity operation and strategy for HarperCollins in Ireland. The role will require a highly experienced and well-networked publicist and comms professional with a proven track record in delivering outstanding campaigns.
The successful candidate will work alongside senior sales and editorial colleagues in Ireland and with editorial, marketing and publicity teams in the UK. The job is based in our Dublin office but will require frequent trips to London. The Publicity Director is part of the Corporate Comms team and reports to the Corporate Communications Director.
- Represent HarperCollins in Ireland
- Lead core publicity activity including campaign planning, talent management, media briefing and author care
- Drive the activation of the publicity plans and deliver stand out campaigns
- Create and manage HarperCollins events programme in Ireland
- Lead on social – exploring digital PR and marketing opportunities and complement traditional publicity channels
- Ensure all activity is on brief and on budget
- Direct the activity of the Publicity Executive
- Strong publicity experience in a content business, ideally in books, the arts or the media
- Excellent track record in generating a breadth of coverage with proven ROI
- Outstanding communication and networking skills
- Strong people skills
- Experience of working with high profile individuals
- Ability to manage relationships with senior Executives and teams across a large organisation
- Commercial business awareness
- Good leadership skills
- Effective team player
We’re based in the Watermarque Building in Ringsend, Dublin 4. We offer a competitive salary, bonus and healthcare and other benefits.
Please apply with your CV, cover letter and salary expectations. Early applications may be prioritised.
Please note: We consider all applicants based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is made.
OVERVIEW OF HARPERCOLLINS
Our mission at HarperCollins is to harness the power of great publishing and to amplify it through world class marketing, global strength, and relentless innovation. We are all working towards the same goal, and we do it guided by what matters most to us. The culture at HarperCollins is defined by our six values, which inform our everyday actions and the way we behave. From Finance to Editorial, our values shape the way we work.
PUTTING OUR AUTHORS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING. Their success is our first concern.
WORKING TOGETHER. Sharing responsibility, helping colleagues, listening well, embracing difference, and enjoying what we do.
LEARNING & ADAPTING. Taking smart risks, learning from experience without blame and being both curious and willing to change.
LOOKING OUT AS WELL AS IN. Understanding the consumer, the marketplace and the competitive environment.
LEADING NOT FOLLOWING. Staying ahead, looking to the future, being bold and always aiming to be the best.
INTEGRITY IN ALL WE DO. Timely, open and honest communication, being fair, principled and respectful.