19 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions HR Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London WC2R 0RL, UK

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Are you looking for your next step in, or to step into, the world of children's media? Are you commercially aware with a knack for building hype around the latest titles? Do you love sharing stories? Would you like to work for children's brands and authors that have purpose and a positive impact in the world today?
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, confident, digitally savvy Head of PR to join our award winning Penguin Random House Children's PR team. We work with some of the world's biggest global brands and authors including Roald Dahl, Peppa Pig, Jeff Kinney, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Fletcher, Philip Pullman, Zoella and Malorie Blackman to name but a few, not forgetting the enduring Ladybird and Puffin brands. We pride ourselves on innovation and put our readers at the heart of everything we do.
Our world is changing. Fast. This means that we want to work with a wide range of talent as we find new ways to tell and share our stories. That is where you come in. We want to hear from every voice and see from all perspectives.
As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for helping to manage and develop the team, create and drive innovative, impactful publicity campaigns which get into the hearts and minds of our consumers and, working closely with the PR Director and Deputy PR Director, support the team in demonstrating their results.
You will represent a strong voice in the division and establish yourself as a trusted expert for colleagues and contacts. You will manage a small team within the PR team, and will build strong working relationships with authors/agents and external stakeholders to provide the highest level of author care.
The PR team are dedicated and hard-working so you'll need to be as committed to and passionate about our brands and connecting children with stories as they are. The ideal candidate will have management experience and a proven publicity track record - within publishing is not required.
You will be:
  • a creative thinker with interest in theUK children's media/entertainment market
  • strategic, creative, commercial, adaptable, curious, open-minded, organised, inspiring, a team player
  • confident in leadership, a strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills, an effective decision-maker
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Planning and implementing consumer and B2B publicity campaigns
  • Conceiving/organising valuable events e.g. festival, theatre, schools' & media showcases
  • Helping to lead the Children's Publicity team
  • Managing individual campaign and event budgets and supporting on delivery of annual PR budget
  • Developing new media contacts to reach new audiences
  • Managing freelancers
  • Overseeing and writing pitches to secure new talent
  • Internal and external presentations
  • Ensuring Sales and all internal departments are kept up to date and aware of publicity activity
  • Author, agent, licensor relationships
  • Deputising for PR Director and Deputy Director, attending key meetings when necessary
Please note, this role will require some out of hours' work, covering evening and weekend events where necessary.
If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and Cover Letter. No formal qualifications required. The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 13th November 2019.
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CV's for this role. Any CV's sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.
Company: The Random House Group Limited
Country: United Kingdom
State/Region: London
City: London
Postal Code: WC2R 0RL
Job ID: 45582

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  • Head of PR

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