Who we are and what we do
For 250 years, John Murray has published best-selling, pioneering and accessible non-fiction and fiction. Today, our publishing represents quality, diversity and populism, from Akala to Billy Connolly, Lisa McInerney to Michel Thomas, Matthew Syed to Susie Dent.
What you’ll be doing
As Senior Publicist, you’ll join John Murray Press’ dynamic Communications Department. Reporting to the Communications Director and taking a key role in the publicity team, you will be responsible for your own campaigns across JMP’s imprints.
Who we’re looking for
The role will require a strong team player who will plan, organise and implement fully integrated PR and digital campaigns, partnerships and events. Creative, enthusiastic and well-organised, you will have experience of delivering outstanding author care, liaising with agents, and working closely with colleagues in Editorial, Sales and Marketing. You will be curious about the media landscape, reaching readers and have demonstrated your ability to obtain high profile media coverage that strategically drives sales.
You will have outstanding media contacts, be proactive on social media and will be part of the publishing and bookselling conversation online. You will relish being part of a team with clear strategic goals and will be eager to suggest ideas and initiatives to achieve them.
As a self-starter, you will thrive in a busy environment and enjoy developing innovative approaches to building author profiles and brands. You will enjoy developing partnerships and arranging author events with bookshops, festivals and targeted organisations. You will have a keen grasp of current affairs and cultural trends with strong knowledge of a diverse range of media. You will also be an experienced communicator with strong on- and off-line relationships with networks and influencers.
What we offer
This is a fantastic opening for the right person to join a creative, friendly, collaborative team and an opportunity to take your career to the next level at a dynamic and ambitious publisher, who offers excellent benefits and will support your development.
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.
Starting salary: £35,000- £40,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date: 15th December 2020