HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, block-busting thrillers, fantasy literature, children’s literature, non-fiction and enduring classics.
With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world’s foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition, we also publish the works of Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Why work for us?
We’re looking for an experienced Publicity Manager to join our successful Fiction division. The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone with extensive publicity experience and good knowledge of the commercial fiction market to join an established and successful team.
Working closely with the PR team, and your editorial and marketing colleagues, you will devise and implement innovative, integrated and targeted publicity campaigns for a diverse range of bestselling and emerging fiction authors with the aim of driving profitable sales and raising and maintaining their profiles.
As part of the Marcomms team, develop innovative and creative publicity campaigns in line with key objectives across individual titles or brand authors.
Deliver creative and stand-out publicity campaigns across both traditional and new media channels, on brief and within budget.
Work with the PR Director to manage the annual PR budget.
Generate and foster review and feature coverage across relevant media, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, online and social media.
Plan and execute author tours / visits to raise author profile and generate sales.
Work closely with the Editorial, Marketing and Sales teams to ensure publicity opportunities are fully maximised and communicated across the Division.
Present publicity strategy and campaigns to internal and external stakeholders including editors, authors and agents.
Maintain, develop and grow relationships with key journalists, producers and new media contacts across all channels.
Generate trade press releases and announce new title acquisitions.
3 years publicity background in commercial fiction.
Excellent author care experience.
Proven track record in generating publicity coverage across a variety of authors and campaigns.
Experience across a variety of genres including crime and SFF.
Experience of organising and managing author tours and events.
Experience of digital and traditional communications.
Capable of pulling together creative and innovative publicity campaigns.
The ability to juggle a heavy workload under pressure.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
A team player with excellent communication and organisational skills.
Motivated self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Extensive and proven network of media, literary and bookseller contacts.