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Press Officer, Hachette Children’s Group

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests. Across its imprints, Hachette Children’s Group publishes a diverse range of books to cater for every child, including picture books, fiction, non-fiction and series and licensed publishing. We are the home of award-winning bestsellers such as David Almond, Cressida Cowell, Jessica Townsend, Patrice Lawrence, Piers Torday, Onjali Q Rauf, Matthew Syed, Juno Dawson, Dermot O’Leary, Lauren Child and Francesca Simon.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll report to the PR Manager, planning and delivering campaigns across our Middle Grade, Teen and YA fiction and non-fiction list, ranging from established authors to debut launches.

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have an innovative and passionate approach to publicity in the world of children’s books, with at least 2 years’ experience in PR, ideally within the publishing industry.  You will be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, have strong relationships with trade and consumer media and work well under pressure. You will have great attention to detail, a can-do attitude and be able to deliver exceptional author care.

What we offer

We offer a creative and dynamic environment within an enthusiastic and collaborative team. As part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.

Our Commitment
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.

Salary: £26,000

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Closing date: 14th April 2019