Campaigns Manager

Publicity Campaigns Manager

Octopus Publishing Group


The Octopus Publishing Group is an award-winning and leading book publisher of illustrated non-fiction in the fields of food and drink, design, popular culture and wellness.  The group comprises several imprints including Conran Octopus, Mitchell Beazley, Aster, Ilex, Cassell and Hamlyn who all seek to produce the very best books and ebooks in illustrated publishing.

Job Profile:
A dedicated publicist and passionate communicator within our energetic Publicity and Marketing team. Reporting to the Publicity and Marketing Director, the role will involve working across the whole Octopus Publishing Group list.

Your Role:
You will create high level campaigns from scratch across the entire list covering everything from high profile chefs and pop icons to designers and lifestyle authors. You will be expected to create demand and awareness for our books across a wide range of platforms, from social media to print publications and all relevant publicity and marketing channels.

In your day to day role, you will work closely with the media, authors, bookshops, festivals, designers, commissioning editors and the sales team. You will collaborate with your Publicity and Marketing colleagues to create innovative and effective campaigns on frontlist titles as well as working on and establishing ongoing projects within the team.

The Candidate’s Profile:
We are looking for a creative and dynamic communicator who is passionate about the books we publish. You will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently and will bring enthusiasm and new ideas to our publishing activities.

You will have experience of creating and executing successful campaigns within publishing and will have a proven track record in driving sales through targeted media activity. You will have strong media contacts and be confident to present the entire Octopus list at press meetings instigated by you on a regular basis. You will relish a challenge and always be looking for new ways to reach our audience and find out more about who they are and what they want.

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and salary details to: recruitment@hachette.co.uk  Alternatively, send to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

Hachette UK is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.