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Publicity Manager

Headline Publishing Group, part of Hachette UK, the UK’s leading book publisher, is looking for a Publicity Manager to join Headline’s Press Office, reporting to the Communications Director, with full ownership of their authors and campaigns. We need a responsible, enthusiastic, well-organised person who is really committed to the job and will relish the opportunity to travel with authors, attending a range of events, sometimes at weekends. Ideal candidates will already be working at Press Officer or Senior Press Officer level.


Digital: Isobel Akenhead

Isobel Akenhead has worked within Hachette UK for almost 10 years. She worked her way up from an Editorial Assistant to Senior Editor in Hodder & Stoughton before transferring to the Group Digital team in 2012.


Digital Operations Executive

In the role of Digital Operations Executive, you'll look after every aspect of the distribution of our small but quickly growing commercial fiction list. We publish globally in both eBook and print on demand and you will be responsible for our operational efficiency and also for enhancing our understanding of our key retailers.

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Our environmental policy is part of a broader range of social responsibility policies that include a focus on working conditions at our own sites and those of suppliers, a responsible attitude to our suppliers, equal opportunities and charitable giving. Hachette UK creates a workplace that supports its workforce, allowing them to take personal responsibility for their working environment and wider horizons, so that our initiatives come from the passion people feel to protect and improve the environment where possible.

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Hachette UK uses NetGalley for Digital Proofs

Hachette UK has joined NetGalley to promote and publicise their books.

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Six Hachette UK Titles on World Book Night list for 2013

Six titles from across the Hachette group have been selected to be given away for World Book Night 2013, in a list of titles which aims to promote accessibility with a selection of twenty titles, down from last year's twenty-five. The list includes a graphic novel and a Quick Reads title, and the event will also return to the USA, having debuted there last year.

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John Murray Press

Publicity Manager

We are seeking a talented communications professional to join our team as a Publicity Manager. You will be responsible for securing innovative and widespread PR coverage for titles across our list of bestselling and prize-winning fiction and non-fiction, as well as working closely with marketing and sales colleagues to lead teams that drive and deliver fully integrated campaigns.

Hachette Children's Group

Digital and Audio Projects Manager

The Hachette Children's Group is proud of its success and creativity in all areas of children’s publishing. Our fabulous brands and authors include Enid Blyton, Cherub, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest, Mick Inkpen’s Kipper and Wibbly Pig, Horrid Henry, Asterix and Charlie and Lola.

Peter Quartley

My Inside Story: Head of Publishing Solutions, Group IT

A career in IT was not something I had considered when I started out in the book trade. I’ve always had a love of books, but I wouldn’t describe myself as being particularly technically minded.

Hachette UK

Project Management Officer

We are currently undertaking a major project to replace our existing ordering and warehousing systems and are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join us as a Project Management Officer.

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Kyle Cathie Ltd to join Octopus Publishing Group

Alison Goff, CEO of Octopus Publishing Group, and Kyle Cathie, Managing Director of Kyle Cathie Ltd, are delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, Kyle Cathie Ltd will join the Octopus Publishing Group.

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Hachette UK offers work placement opportunities to many individuals every year. Placements take place in a variety of functions and across all our divisions.


My Inside Story: Editorial, Non-Fiction

Meet Cameron! Cameron is one of our Editorial Assistants also in Hodder & Stoughton. Cameron completed a Creative Access internship with us before starting his current role in March this year. He gave us an insight into his experience of working in Editorial so far…