Senior Publicity Manager

09 November 2018
07 December 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Publicity Manager

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, and in the UK is home to best-selling authors and illustrators including Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Liz Pichon and Alesha Dixon as well as brands such as The Hunger Games, Horrible Histories, Mortal Engines and Fantastic Beasts. We are seeking an experienced and can-do individual to join our London team as a Senior Publicity Manager at a very exciting time for the business.

In this role, you will lead a pro-active multi-platform PR strategy for a range of authors and brands, delivering exceptional publicity that supports the business in achieving its commercial goals. 

You'll have an excellent understanding of the media environment and a proven record of running creative, talent-led campaigns that generate press coverage. You'll be at home pitching stories and arranging interviews as well as devising and implementing online and social media campaigns. You'll be an excellent communicator, able to demonstrate the ability to write clear and lively press releases and copy which stimulate media and consumer interest.

A broad range of media and industry contacts are a necessity, as well as the ability to juggle multiple campaigns for a variety of authors, which will include planning and attending events. You will help to manage the Publicity Officer and Publicity Assistant, motivating and supporting them to deliver their objectives and on occasion may be asked to deputise for the Head of Trade Marketing and Publicity.

This role requires a confident individual with outstanding interpersonal skills, able to communicate with senior business stakeholders both internal and external. The ability to manage situations under pressure is key and you'll need energy, diplomacy and the will to succeed in what will be a fantastically varied and rewarding role.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering letter via the Apply button quoting job reference 065.18.

We are an inclusive organisation and actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

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