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Senior Press Officer, Headline

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

Who we are and what we do

Headline was as founded in 1986 with a single promise at its heart: to publish the books people want to read. Sometimes, the simplest ideas are best.


Headline has spent over three decades creating books people want to read and our passion for the commercial means we are home to some of the UK’s biggest-selling authors and continue to invest in new talent with bestseller potential. Our nimble attitude towards the social reading era has allowed us to be playful with format as never before and create digital bestsellers. Our spirit of entertainment thrives in a world where direct communication means we can talk to readers, booksellers and reviewers to show and spread our love for books, at the touch of a button. Headline will always represent a modern mindset and an energetic outlook. And always stand for best-in-class publishing.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Senior Press Officer with proven publishing experience to join our award-winning publicity team. This role will be responsible for planning and implementing outstanding and strategic publicity campaigns for an enviable range of fiction and non-fiction from across the Headline lists.

Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience of executing targeted and creative publicity campaigns. Excellent communication skills are essential as you will work closely and effectively with the media, authors and agents, and a wide range of internal departments. Reporting to the Head of Non-Fiction PR you will be meticulously organised and enjoy working as part of a busy team. You will be confident and professional and able to use your initiative whilst remaining calm under pressure.

What we offer

In return we offer a creative and dynamic environment within an enthusiastic and collaborative team. As part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.

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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