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Publicity Manager
Harper Collins
2.7km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00155
Location
2.7km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Publishing
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Publishing
  • PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS
  • PRESS
  • PR CAMPAIGNS
Description:

An opportunity has arisen to join the publicity team within HQ, Mills & Boon and Pavilion, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, to work on innovative campaigns for some of the leading names in commercial fiction and non-fiction.

Specialising in commercial fiction, non-fiction and innovative digital publishing, HQ is young, ambitious, and award-winning.  HQ prides itself on publishing books that are bold, brave, inclusive, and always with a compelling story to tell.

HQ Fiction is proud to publish Sunday Times bestselling brand authors such as Adele Parks, Linwood Barclay, Sarah Morgan, Erica James and Carrie Hope Fletcher. Debut novels published by HQ, such as The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain and This Lovely City by Louise Hare, have been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.

HQ Non-Fiction publishes the Sunday Times bestselling BOSH!, The Batch Lady and The Prison Doctor books, as well as June Sarpong’s award-winning books on Diversity and Inclusion, and Caroline Hirons’ record-breaking and industry-leading Skincare books. In 2022, HQ published Joe Wicks’ Feel Good Food which was industry Number 1 for two weeks.

Sweeping women off their feet for over 100 years, Mills & Boon is the UKs #1 publisher of romantic fiction and won the RNA Industry Award for Publisher of the Year 2020. In the UK a Mills & Boon novel is sold once every ten seconds. Mills & Boon publishes Georgia Toffolo’s Sunday Times bestselling novels, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York’s Sunday Times bestselling historical romance and this summer will publish the debut novel by Love Island winner Amber Rose Gill.

Pavilion Books specialises in illustrated non-fiction and its authors include James May, Ravneet Gill, Oz Clarke and Gennaro Contaldo. Since the imprint was founded in 1981, the list has been defined by award-winning authors and brands, successful collaborations, distinctive design, well-researched content and uncompromising production values. The imprint’s main subject areas are food and drink, crafts, interiors, gardening, health, gift and nostalgia.

Key Accountabilities
  • Plan and implement PR campaigns for books across our imprints (HQ, Mills & Boon and Pavilion)

  • Develop innovative publicity campaigns in line with key objectives across individual titles or brand authors, on brief and within budget

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

  • Deliver high levels of author care, presenting and communicating publicity campaigns and strategy to external stakeholders including authors, agents and managers.

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

  • Plan and execute author events and tours to raise author profile and generate sales

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

  • Stay in tune with trends and news within fiction and non-fiction publishing, to maintain an awareness of the market.

Experience required
  • 3 + years publicity background, preferably in publicity in a trade publishing house

  • Preference for a strong fiction background 

  • Proven track record in generating stand-out, industry leading publicity coverage across a variety of authors and campaigns

  • Extensive experience of proving excellent author care and communication

  • Excellent knowledge of different media opportunities across print, broadcast and online

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

  • Proven experience of organising and managing high profile author tours and events

  • A genuine passion for commercial fiction and non-fiction books

Skills required
  • Excellent communication and people skills at all levels and ability to build and maintain first-rate relationships with external and external contacts

  • Fantastic organisation, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills, and the ability to juggle a heavy workload under pressure

  • A team player who will thrive as part of a collaborative and dynamic publicity team

  • Ability to be creative and innovative in a busy working environment

  • Professionally resilient and determined with a solutions mindset 

  • A motivated and proactive self-starter

  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to remain calm under pressure

  • A genuine passion for commercial fiction and non-fiction books

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Key skills:
  • Publishing
  • PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS
  • PRESS
  • PR CAMPAIGNS
Competitive salary

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37.5 - 37.5 Hours
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