Publicity Executive/Senior Publicity Executive

Publicity Executive/Senior Publicity Executive, Bluebird


Digital and Communications


Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, the home of great authors from Joe Wicks to Julia Donaldson, Ken Follett to Kayla Itsines, and Robert Seethaler to Russell Brand. We have won Publisher of the Year twice in the last three years, and, next year, Macmillan will celebrate its 175th anniversary.

Launched in 2015, Bluebird is a non-fiction imprint of Pan Macmillan, and our authors include the aforementioned Joe Wicks and Russell Brand, as well as Jasmine Hemsley, Jack Monroe, Prue Leith, Dan Arielly and Jonny Benjamin. Our mission is to publish books which make the world happier, healthier, more compassionate and more delicious and now we are recruiting for a new member of our dedicated Bluebird Communications team (which this year won the Nibbie for Marketing Strategy of the Year).

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, creative and well-organized Publicity Executive/Senior Publicity Executive with at least two – three years experience of running publicity campaigns in publishing or a similar industry. Ideally, we’d like to find someone with a genuine interest in and knowledge of the areas in which we publish. Our dream candidate will have amazing contacts across traditional and, in particular, online media as well as well as with a range of lifestyle influencers, and be equally happy running broadcast-heavy campaigns for big brand authors as building grassroots support for debuts, in creative and highly effective ways.

This position will involve:

  • ● Devising and implementing creative, effective and fully integrated publicity campaigns for Bluebird books   
  • ● Running author tours, pitching for and attending author events at literary and lifestyle festivals, and organising imprint events such as the Bluebird author showcase      
  • ● Raising the profile of the Bluebird brand through your brilliant, industry-recognised PR campaigns
  • ● Providing an exemplary level of author care at all times
  • ● Posting to Bluebird social media accounts   
  • ● Occasional managing of the Bluebird Marketing Communications Executive on projects        
  • ● Providing PR plans for author pitch documents and attending pitch meetings with authors and agents    

    You must be able to work autonomously and be good at prioritizing work under pressure.  The Bluebird Communications team is made up of four people who work exclusively on Bluebird books.

The position is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London.

To apply, please send your named CV and cover letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/004/18 via email to: [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 21st January 2018

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.