Publicity Manager, Michael Joseph

Do you want something to really shout about?

Penguin Michael Joseph is looking for a creative Publicity Manager to join its award-winning publicity team. 


We publish a wide range of established authors including Jamie Oliver, Dawn French, Raynor Winn, Nadiya Hussain and Marian Keyes as well as recent newcomers, Ashley Audrain, Jake Tyler and Robinne Lee. 


We’re looking for a publicist who knows how to get top flight media coverage that drives sales, as well as the ins and outs of strategically targeting publicity towards a specific readership.


You will need an extensive network of media contacts, experience of working with the famous and infamous, superb communication skills and be adept at engaging with online communities and influencers. You will work closely with authors and agents, as well as colleagues in editorial, marketing and sales, so we are looking for a real team player who can remain calm under pressure.

Working across a range of print, digital, broadcast and radio, you will have a track record of securing the top PR slots for both fiction and non-fiction.  The ideal candidate will also have experience organising and managing events and book tours.


This is the ideal position for someone looking for the next big step in their career and comes with Penguin Random House’s extensive benefits package.


We are currently working remotely but expect this role to transition into our Embassy Gardens offices in London as well as involve attending interviews, events and tours. Interviews will be conducted over video call.


If this sounds like you, please apply with CV and covering letter by 21st April.




Salary: £29,000 – £35,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits


What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

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: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 138963

Date:  07-Apr-2021

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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