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Publishing Director, Ebury Self

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Do you love finding new voices who can shape trends and change lives? And are you looking for a publishing home where your talent can flourish without limit? 

 

Ebury Self, through our Vermilion, Rider and Happy Place imprints, is home to world-leading authors across wellbeing, personal development, health, parenting and spirituality. Our unrivalled roster of experts and gurus includes Wim Hof, Brené Brown, Deborah James, Glennon Doyle, Fearne Cotton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tim Ferriss, Deepak Chopra and Gabor Maté. 

 

We are looking for an exceptional publisher who lives in the Self space, loves what they do, and can inspire a team to find their own successes. You will hunt down the best new experts and influencers before anyone else, shape emerging trends, and convince the biggest talents to join us. You will create and drive a long-term vision with real impact, and be a key leader in Ebury Publishing’s broader growth and record-breaking success.  

 

Existing experience in publishing is not required, but a passion for it is a must. 

  

About Ebury  

 

Part of Penguin Random House, Ebury is the UK’s biggest and most successful dedicated non-fiction publisher. Ebury Self is one of our publishing hubs that together create the most diverse and commercially successful non-fiction list in UK publishing. From Costa Books of the Year to Nobel Prize winners our much-loved authors include Sir David Attenborough, Mary Berry, Caitlin Moran, Charlie Mackesy, Michaela Coel and Yotam Ottolenghi. Ebury’s unique way of working involves empowering small, dedicated teams who live and breathe the books together from day one, creating award-winning launches and campaigns. Our inclusive, creative culture is admired across the industry as a place to thrive and find your potential on your own terms. 

  

The Role 

 

  • Lead Ebury Self, develop the Hub’s long-term strategy and own our acquiring and publishing 

  • Drive growth and profitability by balancing creativity and commerciality 

  • Attract and retain the best authors by ensuring an exceptional experience 

  • Cultivate and support a strong team with great relationships across internal departments and external networks 

  • Play a key role within Ebury’s senior leadership, contributing to the cultural, creative and commercial health of the division 

  

Candidate Profile 

 

  • Understands audience needs and can identify the distinctive voices to feed them 

  • Able to drive the creation of high-quality content that starts conversation and sets trends 

  • Extensive negotiation experience, able to close deals effectively 

  • Entrepreneurial, curious, creative and collaborative  

  • Talented communicator, able to capture attention and build rapport, trust and enthusiasm with emotional intelligence 

  • Enjoys team leadership, able to mentor, listen well, challenge and support in an inclusive way 

  • Excellent talent management skills 

  • Seeks and refreshes relationships, keeping in close touch with internal and external networks 

 

Please apply with your CV and cover letter (addressed to Andrew) by midnight on Tuesday 30th August. Our application window has been extended given the upcoming holiday season.  

 

What you can expect from us:

 

Competitive salary, bonus and benefits in line with the Penguin Random House UK leadership pay approach. We’ll be happy to discuss this in more detail during the interview process.


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:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    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.

 

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 want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability

 

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: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

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: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 

Job ID: 236282

Date:  13-Aug-2022
Location: 

London, LND, GB, SW11


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