Publicity Manager - Collins Learning

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Collins Learning
  • Salary: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 4th Sep 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.72 (17575)

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to work on the publicity campaigns for Adult and Children’s reference and non-fiction books, working across well-known brands including National Trust, Collins, A-Z, Times Books, i-SPY and National Geographic Kids. You will form a key role in helping to secure PR coverage for a diverse range of books.

Bringing your publicity experience and good knowledge of the commercial non-fiction market to the Collins marketing & publicity team, you will work closely with marketing colleagues, to devise and implement innovative, integrated and targeted publicity campaigns with the aim of raising awareness and driving sales of key new publishing, brands and authors.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

  • Develop innovative and creative publicity campaigns in line with key objectives across individual titles brands or authors

  • Deliver creative and stand-out publicity campaigns across both traditional and new media channels, on brief and within budget

  • Generate and foster review and feature coverage across relevant media, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, online and social media

  • Plan and execute author tours / visits to raise author profile and generate sales

  • Work closely with the Editorial, Marketing and Sales teams to ensure publicity opportunities are fully maximised and communicated across the division

  • Present publicity strategy and campaigns to internal and external stakeholders including editors, authors and agents

  • Maintain, develop and grow relationships with key journalists, producers and new media contacts across all channels

  • Generate trade press releases and announce new title acquisitions

Knowledge and Experience

  • Publicity background, preferably in non-fiction

  • Excellent author care experience

  • Proven track record in generating publicity coverage across a variety of authors and campaigns

  • Experience of organising and managing author tours and events

  • Experience of digital and traditional communications

Skills

  • Capable of creative and innovative publicity campaigns

  • The ability to juggle a heavy workload under pressure

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

  • A team player with excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Motivated self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Extensive and proven network of media, literary and bookseller contacts

Benefits

  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office)

  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days)

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers

  • Gym membership discount

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only)

  • Charitable donation matching and volunteering day

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts

  • Onsite prayer room

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition Manager at stephanie.jemmett@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 4th Sep 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 4th Sep 2022