Publicity Manager / Senior Publicity Manager (9-12 month FTC), Little, Brown Book Group
What you’ll be doing
- Deliver high-impact campaigns in collaboration with our Editorial and Marketing teams.
- Work closely with authors and agents as well as our in-house teams.
- Produce schedules – and, when relevant, author tours – to a high organisational level.
- Be engaged and interested in the traditional media but also curious about, and open to, working with new media and discovering new opportunities.
- Contribute to Acquisitions by feeding your thoughts and responses to acquisitions material.
- Use digital media platforms such as Netgalley when relevant.
- Be responsible for your titles’ publicity spends, ensuring that budgets are used effectively.
- Regularly communicate your PR activity to our sales teams, and other stakeholders, to help capture sales.
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for someone with the ability to deliver creative and impactful publicity campaigns across fiction and non-fiction, with the aim of building author profiles and creating strong sales. Our diversity of authors and titles offer many opportunities across fiction, non-fiction and classics publishing, working with some of our greatest living writers as well as some of the most influential classic texts.
What we offer
This role is the opportunity to work with one of the most creative, friendliest and collaborative publicity teams in the industry as well as working with leading authors. LBBG is a company that believes that 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: 3:2 flexible working, a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, private health care, Cycle to Work vouchers, 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 subsidised canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans and much more!
The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this 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
LBBG’s literary publicists create campaigns across our literary imprints: Little, Brown, Virago, Corsair and Fleet (and this role would also offer the opportunity to work occasionally on our Dialogue list):
The company’s namesake imprint, Little, Brown, is the home of some of the most high-profile and award-winning authors across fiction and non-fiction, including Donna Tartt, Tom Holland, Celeste Ng, Chigozie Obioma and David Sedaris, with a rich backlist that includes Nelson Mandela and Beryl Bainbridge.
Virago is the UK’s lead feminist imprint and has famously platformed some of the most ground breaking writing by female and minority gender authors for more than forty years, including Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Sarah Waters, Natasha Walter and Fran Lebowitz. The Virago Modern Classics list includes Daphne du Maurier, Patricia Highsmith and Gayl Jones.
As well as quality fiction and non-fiction, Corsair is host to much of our poetry publishing, including Morgan Parker and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective. In 2021, the imprint was celebrated at the British Book Awards for its publication of the bestseller phenomenon, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Its brand authors include Jennifer Egan and Roxane Gay, with a music list that includes Baxter Dury.
Fleet is a five-year-old imprint that has already produced several Pulitzer Prize winning authors including Colson Whitehead and Ronan Farrow. It is the publisher of writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including Claire Messud, bestselling poet Hollie McNish and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award-nominated Yara Rodriguez Fowler.
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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