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Senior press officer / publicity manager (13 months fixed-term)

Senior press officer / publicity manager (13 months fixed-term)

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 24/04/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Fixed term contract

Salary: From £33,000 depending on experience


A leading publisher is looking for a senior press officer or publicity manager to join its award-winning publicity team. 

Simon & Schuster International is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. They are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators, and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance.

Working on a range of fiction and non-fiction, you will have good media contacts and demonstrable knowledge in planning and executing book tours using a variety of outlets, coordinating events in bookshops, festivals, libraries and beyond, and expertise in social media. Flexibility is needed outside of core work hours, as it may require the occasional evening and weekend work.



  • Reporting to a senior member of the publicity team, the candidate for the role will coordinate successful publicity campaigns on a range of S&S Adult fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • You will independently plan and implement strategic, sales-driven publicity campaigns for titles across Simon & Schuster’s adult publishing lists across our crime and commercial fiction list, literary fiction and non-fiction on our Scribner list, and a variety of non-fiction titles across nature and travel, popular science, history, and sport. 
  • There will also be opportunities to support senior members of the publicity team on brand fiction and celebrity titles. 
  • Whilst this role encompasses work on a wide variety of titles, we are particularly keen to welcome applications from candidates with experience in or passions for serious non-fiction.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • A prowess for multi-tasking and innovative thinking is a must, as is exemplary organisational skills and an eye for detail, the ability to handle a variety of campaigns from debuts to brand authors, and the ability to juggle multiple campaigns at once.
  • You will have great communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with authors, agents press/media contacts, internal and external stakeholders.
  • A proven track record of leading and delivering inventive and strategic publicity campaigns across both traditional and digital media is essential, in addition to proven success in organising events and book tours, big and small.
  • You will have an established network of media and event contacts and be able to hit the ground-running in a vibrant department.


Simon & Schuster UK is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression.

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Level of experience

  • Mid-Level