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Publicity Manager - Harper360

HarperCollins Publishers


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join HarperCollins Publishers as they are looking for a Publicity Manager - Harper360


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London, UK - Hybrid,

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Expires at anytime

Launched in 2013, Harper360 is HarperCollins’ successful international publishing programme. Harper360 UK provides a strong and harmonious global distribution across all genres and formats from HarperCollins global companies in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.  Harper360 authors include TikTok sensation Tessa Bailey, Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard, rapper and businessman Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), Australia’s most loved home cook Donna Hay, self-help guru Mark Manson, US entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck, Harry Potter designers Mina Lima and YA author Maureen Johnson.

We are looking for an experienced Publicist or Senior Press Officer who is ready for their next challenge. You will have strong press contacts, experience organising events, and a track record in leading creative campaigns.  You don’t need to have worked in publishing before. 

As Publicity Manager, you will join our small, friendly, supportive and inclusive team to create standout campaigns for a mix of international Non-fiction, Fiction, Children’s and YA authors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop innovative and creative sales driving publicity campaigns in line with key objectives across titles and brand authors

  • Target and secure review and feature coverage across relevant media, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, podcasts, online and social media

  • Plan and execute online and in-person author events to raise author profile and generate sales

  • Work closely with our international teams to ensure publicity opportunities are fully maximised and communicated across the wider business

  • 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 where relevant

  • Be an active voice in divisional meetings

  • Manage key publicity tracking documents

 Skills Required

  • Campaign experience in an arts-based environment; evidence of planning and executing creative and innovative publicity campaigns

  • Proven network of press contacts and strong knowledge of media across broadcast, print and online

  • Experience with planning effective in-person tours and online events

  • Enthusiasm to find new and innovative ways to promote our books

  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to manage relationships with authors, agents etc

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to speak confidently and pitch ideas in internal and external meetings

  • A team player with strong organisational skills

  • Results-driven, with an ability to analyse effectiveness of campaigns against budget and sales

  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and juggle a heavy workload under pressure

  • Strong attention to detail, with an understanding of the elements need to make a title commercially successful

  • Social media savvy


Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office) 

28 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 

Summer Hours  

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 

Relocation Rent Support Loan  

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  2 volunteering days 

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 [email removed - click apply for more details] with subject heading ‚ÄėVacancy Query‚Äô plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.¬†


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