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Publicity Manager - Children's Publishing

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Publicity Manager - Children's Publishing

6 Month FTC

September Start

Handle Recruitment are thrilled to be working with a global book publisher to source a Publicity Manager to plan and execute eye-catching, sales-driven publicity campaigns. This role involves generating effective press coverage across all media and events, driving sales, and raising brand awareness in the children's entertainment and publishing sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead external communications within the children's PR and marketing team.
  • Collaborate with global marketing, social, brand, and creative teams.
  • Support the team assistant and share knowledge on a range of titles.
  • Create and execute integrated publicity campaigns.
  • Maintain strong children's media relations and knowledge of digital/social media.
  • Build relationships with journalists, librarians, retailers, and literary gatekeepers.
  • Secure sales-driving media coverage.
  • Maintain and update publicity media databases and campaign documents.
  • Provide exemplary author and agent care.
  • Write impactful press releases and promotional copy.
  • Handle PR enquiries and organise events.
  • Coordinate review mailings and process invoices/expenses.

Key Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven experience in generating standout PR coverage and events, preferably in trade publishing.
  • Strong PR knowledge and established media connections.
  • Enthusiastic about innovative book promotion strategies.
  • Excellent organisational, communication, and people skills.
  • Ability to analyse campaign effectiveness and work under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail and team-oriented.

If you have a passion for children's publishing and experience in PR this could be the perfect opportunity! Get in touch to find out more hannah.johnstone@handle.co.uk

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.