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Publicity Manager, Ebury (12 Month FTC)

PRH UK

 

 

Are you excited by books that captivate readers, inspire new thinking and become part of the conversation? Can you create stand-out campaigns to capture attention and drive sales?

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Publicity Manager to join the award-winning, dynamic Ebury ‘Smart Hub’ to cover a period of secondment at an exciting moment of growth and momentum for the UK’s largest dedicated non-fiction publisher.  This is offered on a 12-month fixed term contract from July.

 

About Ebury

Ebury is the home of non-fiction at Penguin Random House, and was the winner of Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards 2024. Our Smart Hub is an audience-focused team working across innovative and world-changing publishing lists on imprints WH Allen, Witness Books, Ebury Edge and Ebury Press.

 

Within this non-fiction team we publish prizewinning bestsellers by global leading writers, thinkers and cultural figures, including: James O’Brien, Steven Bartlett, Caitlin Moran, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Ressa, Michael Rosen, Zeinab Badawi, David Attenborough, Michaela Coel, Dara McAnulty, Adam Grant, and so many others!

 

As part of the Ebury Communications team and the Smart Hub, you’ll help take our books to new audiences, working closely with authors, agents, editors, marketing, sales and international to deliver engaging, stand-out campaigns.

 

 

The Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced publicist for a 12-month contract to cover a period of secondment.  Joining a team of 4 to the Smart Hub campaigns team, you’ll will get to work with some of the most creative publishing colleagues in the business in a friendly and inclusive environment. You will be involved in every stage of the publishing process from early acquisitions meetings to devising and executing campaign plans and much more.

 

You can expect to:

  • Independently create, plan and drive strategic media and events campaigns for an array of titles across our non-fiction list,

  • Play an important role in the acquisition of new books, providing PR feedback in New Projects meetings and acquisitions, and contributing to and attending pitches to acquire new talent,

  • Contribute to the Smart hub’s strategic priorities and work closely with its editorial publishing team,

  • Communicate effectively with internal departments, including sales and marketing, editorial, rights and international colleagues, and

  • Maintain, develop and seek out new relationships with high-profile and influential stakeholders, such as media, bookshops and events partners

 

What you’ll bring

You’ll have a proven track record of independently producing standout publicity campaigns in a creative or media environment. With experience of creating and delivering successful strategic media campaigns that connect with audiences, you will be confident writing engaging press materials, organising and attending large scale events, and will be an enthusiastic networker with the media.

 

You’ll also:

  • Have excellent communication skills and be confident pitching and presenting internally and externally,

  • Be well networked with media contacts and be knowledgeable and curious about all forms of media and what turns the dial,

  • Be highly organised with excellent prioritisation to juggle concurrent campaigns with different lead times,

  • Demonstrate analytical ability and financial awareness for your campaigns with a close attention to budget, and

  • Think in innovative and creative ways to create buzz behind our book, always with your eye on the activity that truly drives book sales, finds new audiences and meets campaign objectives

 

 

 

About Penguin:

We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.

 

How to apply: Please apply with your CV & Cover Letter by 23:59 on Monday 27th May.

As part of your cover letter, we’d like you to tell us about a recent book publicity campaign that you were impressed by and why (within 200 words).

 

Salary: Circa £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits.


Competitive benefits package: Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition.

Our benefits include:

  • Financial – income protection, life assurance, childcare allowance

  • Wellbeing - healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, health checks

  • Lifestyle – enhanced parental leave, tech scheme,

For our full benefits list please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/what-we-offer/


Hybrid working: We’re experimenting with a hybrid way of working that suits the needs of each team. While our offices across the UK are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility around where you work is just as important. For this role, some meetings will need to be attended in person at our offices in Pimlico on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note that over the course of 2024 all of our London-based teams will permanently relocate to our Embassy Gardens office in Nine Elms. We’ll be happy to answer any questions on this as part of the interview process.


The recruitment process: You can read about our recruitment process at https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/how-we-hire/

 

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview. We encourage you to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need by emailing PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your request.

 

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

 

Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW1V 2SA 

Job ID: 270311

Date:  13 May 2024
Location: 

London, LND, GB, SW1V 2SA

 


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