Publicity Manager, Macmillan Children's Books
Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Bello, Macmillan Children's Books and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan is part of the worldwide Macmillan Publishing Group. We have recently been awarded Publisher of the Year for the second time in three years.
Macmillan Children’s Books is a division of Pan Macmillan and is one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers, creating great stories for all ages for over 150 years.
Our proactive children’s books Communications department is looking for a vibrant Publicity Manager to devise and implement consumer campaigns for titles across the Macmillan Children’s Books list, including Campbell Books and Two Hoots. This PR post sits within our integrated Communications team and is a key role across our organization. It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual.
You will work with the team to build the best relationships and profile in the industry, through inventive campaigns and have the fantastic opportunity of working with some of today’s bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators, including: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Lydia Monks, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Frances Hardinge.
We are looking for a first class and energetic publicist with a proven track record in managing all aspects of successful PR campaigns, who has excellent contacts, experience of title budgeting and exceptional interpersonal skills. You will be creative and strategic with a strong portfolio showcasing previous campaigns, as well as having excellent organizational and project management skills. You need to be flexible and able to work under pressure. Commitment to a high level of author and illustrator care is essential.
The ideal candidate will have 2 or more years’ experience running publicity campaigns, not necessarily within a publishing house. Creative flair, an interest in popular culture, the ability to write outstanding copy and an infectious passion for children’s books is all essential.
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/035/17 via email to: [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 26th November 2017
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.