Publicity Manger/Senior Publicity Manager
Bloomsbury is a leading independent publisher in the UK with a Trade Nonfiction division that’s flourishing, as it continues to publish some of the most dynamic and significant works of nonfiction out there. Last year the team won Nonfiction Book of the Year at the Bookseller Awards for Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo- Lodge, and other recent books include phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Month, Peter Frankopan’s new history of the World, The Silk Roads, Sunday Times bestseller Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman, the historian who has just gone viral for calling out billionaires at Davos, and the original dementia memoir, Sunday Times bestseller Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell.
We are looking for someone to join our expanding, award-winning Trade Nonfiction Publicity team, to lead the way in securing the most dynamic and impactful media coverage for some of today’s greatest writers and thinkers, across subjects as varied as history, politics, sex, literary criticism, philosophy, economics, psychology, art and memoir.
We have an incredible line-up this year. Some of the books we’re excited about include: Outrage is the New Black by Radio 1Xtra presenter Ashley Dotty Charles; Three Women by Lisa Taddeo - a debut about the sex lives and desires of three ordinary American women already loved by Dave Eggers and Gillian Anderson; the authorized history of Britain’s secret intelligence agency GCHQ to celebrate their 100 year anniversary; Doing Justice by ex-US Attorney Preet Bharara, the first person to be fired by Trump; a major biography of Lucian Freud by a man the artist phoned every day; How to be a Dictator by Samuel Johnson (Baillie Gifford) prize-winning author Frank Dikotter, and She Said by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who broke the Weinstein story.
As a Publicity Manager or Senior Publicity Manager in the team, you will be:
∙ planning and executing your own publicity campaigns,
∙ meeting with journalists regularly to pitch the list,
∙ organising author visits to the UK,
∙ securing media coverage for high-profile authors and exciting debuts, in order to maximise book sales and contribute to the continued success of the Adult Trade Nonfiction list.
∙ You would be working as part of a team that loves to collaborate.
Skills, knowledge and experience
∙ You will be an excellent communicator,
∙ have great relationships with journalists and be full of ambition for your campaigns.
∙ You will have great attention to detail and be able to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes unpredictable environment.
∙ Your press releases and pitches should be creative, original and persuasive.
∙ You will have an interest in current affairs and be engaged with what’s going on in the UK and the rest of the world.
∙ You'll want your books to be part of the conversation and when possible, agenda-setting.
∙ You will be alert to shifts in the media landscape, with a desire to collaborate with emerging media such as podcasts and online media platforms.
If this sounds like a job for you, then do get in touch.
This role is a full-time permanent position based at 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP.
Please note in the subject line: ‘Publicity/Senior Publicity Manager BM2502’.
The close date for this role is Monday 25th February 2019.