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Head of Digital (Parental Leave Cover), Octopus Publishing Group

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

Octopus is a leading publisher of commercial non-fiction across a wide range of genres, from memoir to wellness and cookery. This is a dynamic time for our digital programme which is growing and expanding rapidly.

What you’ll be doing

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Octopus’s programme of digital products from acquisitions through publication and beyond, building a profitable e-book and audio list across both front list and back list titles and maximising digital opportunities.

Reporting to the Group Publishing Director, the successful candidate will direct all e-book and audio content creation and delivery across all Octopus imprints, with responsibility for delivering the digital budget. They will be involved in acquisitions decisions and will work closely with other departments including editorial, sales, marketing and rights to maximise the potential of our digital product. They will work with the senior team to set the strategy for our digital programme and will explore new opportunities in the market. They will manage relationships with external suppliers, negotiating contracts and deliverables, and ensure that the digital programme is delivered efficiently and effectively.

Who we’re looking for

Applicants who have a proven track record of delivering commercial success in digital publishing, and who are:

  • Dynamic and self-motivated
  • Commercially astute
  • Problems-solvers, who can work independently and think strategically
  • Creative and entrepreneurial, with a positive outlook
  • Organised and adaptable, with excellent attention to detail

The ideal candidate will have proven experience working with e-book and audio production.

What we offer

This is a varied and exciting role, where you’ll be working with some high-profile authors and on a very wide range of subject areas.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package together with a creative and exciting working environment. Holiday entitlement starts at 25 days and Bank holidays.

Our Commitment

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.


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