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Penguin
Publicity director
PR and Marketing
Full-time
London

Do you want to work on some of the world’s best authors? Do you enjoy launching debut talent? We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic senior PR professional to join our team.  If you love variety in your role this could be the perfect job for you.   

You might not have a publishing background. Perhaps you’re a Head of PR or Communications Manager, or perhaps you’re a career changer with relevant transferable skills.    

We’re looking for someone who can get our books to the widest possible audience and will enjoy creating show-stopping campaigns that generate media coverage.   

At Cornerstone, we are home to Century, Arrow, Hutchinson, #Merky, William Heinemann, Windmill, Random House Business Books, Del Rey and Young Arrow.    

In this role, you will be looking after a range of authors across both fiction and non-fiction.  Your role will be plan and implement innovative and effective campaigns across all media platforms with digital at the heart of everything you do.  

Your Profile   

We are looking for someone who is full of ideas and loves the buzz when publicity drives sales.  You’ll relish a challenge and will be able to respond to the demands of a busy press office with a cool head. You will use your relationship building skills to maintain and develop your extensive media contacts and will have strong communication skills. You’ll also have a proven ability to engage with online communities as well as on- and off-line networks and influencers and react quickly to news stories. You will be a strong team player and a proven project manager who is used to working with third parties and is able to work autonomously using initiative.  You will understand how to devise strategy, brand campaigns and high-scale publicity events. You will line manage a member of the publicity team and be involved in developing and mentoring other team members.

If you would like to be considered for this role please apply with a CV and covering letter telling us what appeals to you and what you would bring to the role. Please include in your covering letter a recent PR campaign which impressed you and why. 

We are currently conducting all interviews remotely. This role will be remote working initially and will transition back into our Vauxhall Bridge office. We are happy to discuss flexi-hours and regular working from home days at interview.

Deadline: 18th October

What you can expect from us

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays 

•    Medical cover 

•    Life assurance 

•    Cycle to Work scheme 

•    Discounted gym membership 

•    Personal Learning Allowance 

•    Generous pension scheme 

•    Summer working hours (role dependent)  

•    Volunteering policy and charity matching 

•    Employee Assistance programme 

•    Mentoring programme 

•    Extended Parental Leave policy  

•    60% Discount on Company books 

•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders  

•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

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