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Marketing and publicity assistant

Marketing and publicity assistant

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 19/06/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position

Closing date: 19th June 2024

Salary: £27,000

Location: The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.


Come gain invaluable experience and join a team helping top-tier authors.

Hachette Children's Group of the UK's largest children's publishers, our mission is to make it easy for children and young people everywhere to access books and see themselves reflected. We aim to maximise our readers' life chances by inspiring a lifelong love of reading, publishing books for every stage of their journey to adulthood from Enid Blyton to Alice Oseman's Heartstopper.

Hachette Children's Group is a division of Hachette, one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, with 12 publishing divisions and over 60 imprints. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and PR Assistant to join the team at Hachette Children’s Group. This entry level role offers invaluable experience at a leading children’s publisher and the right candidate will be part of the team promoting top tier authors, illustrators and books in a supportive, high performing, creative and award-winning team. 


What you'll be doing

  • You will be responsible for providing general assistance in the Marketing and PR team. You will offer administrative support for the smooth running of the department as well as providing some confidential administrative support to the Group Marketing and Communications Director, and undertake some campaign work. 
  • You’ll be part of every part of the promotional process, from accompanying authors to events, promoting our books’ successes on social, creating presentations and much more. 
  • You’ll also be communicating with our high-profile authors and illustrators, and be the friendly, professional face of HCG both on email and in-person. 
  • You’ll create your own publishing networks, liaising with journalists, influencers, licensors, festivals and bookshops, as well as internal colleagues. 
  • Using your high-quality writing and presenting skills, we’ll ask you to produce material to promote our titles and represent HCG in meetings with festivals and other partners.  


Who are we looking for 

  • We are looking for someone exceptionally organised, with  attention to detail.
  •  Ability to juggle multiple priorities, use MS office proficiently, as well as learning publishing platforms such as Biblio.  
  • Have a passion for books and the media is essential and the ideal candidate will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the role. 
  • A strong team player, able to work collaboratively as part of a team, liaising with multiple colleagues, with high-profile authors, illustrators, agents, licensors, journalists and booksellers, so you will need to be confident, with excellent communication and copywriting skills.  
  • Prior experience in the publishing industry is not necessary. 

You will be joining a friendly, talented, collaborative team of skilled publicists and marketeers to support on award-winning campaigns across a wide variety of titles, including some of the biggest and best authors of brands in children’s publishing.  

We are a creative, enthusiastic and supportive team. There is significant opportunity for professional development within the role and, as part of Hachette UK, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring. 


What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this:

  • 28 annual leave days per year, increases to 29 days after 2 years' service and goes up to 30 days after 5 years' (+ bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Rent deposit loans
  • 2 community days per year
  • Summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months)
  • Retail discounts through Hachette rewards
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wide-ranging training library
  • Development programmes (including mentoring)
  • Up to 70% off book purchases
  • A charity bookshelf
  • 12 Staff-led employee networks that are voluntary, including Gender Balance, Thrive, Pride, All Together, Wellbeing and religious networks
  • Season ticket loans
  • And much more!


Our commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Entry

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