PR Assistant, Hachette Children's Group
What you’ll be doing
You will be responsible for providing general assistance in the PR department, managing invoices, supporting on internal communications and providing a customer service point of contact, including monitoring the press office inbox; liaising with relevant teams to respond to queries; ordering, packing and mailing books; maintaining the media contacts database; tracking our press coverage; managing the awards database and submissions; booking travel, accommodation and attending events, festivals and signings, as well as taking minutes, booking meeting rooms, organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments.
Who we are looking for
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PR Assistant to join the Hachette Children’s Group Publicity team, to support the PR team and assist the Group Marketing and Communications Director. This entry level role offers an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience at a leading children’s publisher.
We are looking for someone exceptionally organised, with meticulous attention to detail, to offer administrative support for the smooth running of the PR team as well as providing full confidential administrative support to the Group Marketing and Communications Director.
A passion for books and the media is essential and the ideal candidate will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the role. You will be a strong team player, able to work collaboratively as part of a team, liaising with multiple colleagues, with high-profile authors, illustrators, agents, licensors, journalists and booksellers, so you will need to be confident, with excellent communication and copywriting skills.
Prior experience in the publishing industry is not necessary.
What we offer
You will be joining a friendly, collaborative team of skilled publicists and marketeers to support on award-winning campaigns across a wide variety of titles, including some of the biggest and best authors of brands in children’s publishing.
We are a creative, enthusiastic and collaborative team. There is significant opportunity for professional development within the role and, as part of Hachette UK, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages. We publish best-selling picture book, fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators and licensed brands including Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Onjali Q. Raúf, Clare Balding, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Jessica Townsend, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Alice Oseman, Matthew Syed, David Almond, Lauren Child, Rachel Bright, Patrice Lawrence, Marion Deuchars, Dermot O’Leary, Nick East, Dean Atta, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Tim Peake, Zanib Mian, J.K. Rowling, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees, Pippa Curnick, Maz Evans, L.D. Lapinski, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Piers Torday, Akala, Juno Dawson, Pippa Curnick, Dr Ranj, Simon Farnaby, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and Pokémon.
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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