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Senior Publicity Manager, Orion

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

Who we are and what we do

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent track record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. We are home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Candice Carty-Williams, Veronica Henry, Bettany Hughes, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Gillian Flynn, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers, and our award-winning publicity team creates high-impact, sales-driving campaigns to help bring these books to readers.

What you’ll be doing

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Publicity Manager to join the Orion Publishing Group’s dynamic Publicity Department.  Reporting to the Communications Director and taking a key role in the publicity team, the Senior Publicity Manager will responsible for their own campaigns across Orion’s seven fiction and non-fiction imprints.  

Who we’re looking for

The role will require a strong team player who will plan, organise and implement fully integrated PR and digital campaigns, partnerships and events.  Creative, enthusiastic and well-organised, you will have experience of delivering outstanding author care, liaising with agents, and working closely with colleagues in Editorial, Sales and Marketing.   You will be curious about the media landscape, reaching readers and have demonstrated your ability to obtain high profile media coverage that strategically drives sales.

You will have outstanding media contacts, be proactive on social media and will be part of the publishing and bookselling conversation online.  You will relish being part of a team with clear strategic goals and will be eager to suggest ideas and initiatives to achieve them.

As a self-starter, you will thrive in a busy environment and enjoy developing innovative approaches to building author profiles and brands.  You will enjoy developing partnerships and arranging author events with bookshops, festivals and targeted organisations.  You will have a keen grasp of current affairs and cultural trends.  You will also be an experienced communicator with strong on- and off-line relationships with networks and influencers. Good social media skills and telephone manner are vital.

We need a responsible, enthusiastic person who is really committed to the job and will relish the opportunity to travel with authors, attending a range of events, sometimes at weekends.

What we offer

This is a fantastic opening for the right person to join a creative, friendly, collaborative team and an opportunity to take your career to the next level at a dynamic and ambitious publisher. This role is based in our London office, has generous discounts, employee networks, not to mention a fabulous rooftop staff café.

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.

NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.

Hachette UK

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