Harvill Secker and Yellow Jersey - Publicity Director (maternity cover)
Do you have experience of promoting major crime authors? Are you a senior publicist looking to lead and develop a team?We have an exciting opportunity for a talented publicist to oversee the Harvill Secker and Yellow Jersey PR team at VINTAGE, part of the Penguin Random House Group, on a temporary basis to cover a maternity leave.
This role will require someone with a strong knowledge of and passion for crime fiction, who relishes the challenge of breaking new names and building brand authors. To succeed, the candidate will also have experience in strategically targeting publicity towards identified non-fiction readerships and should ideally have an interest in sport. A proven track record of delivering and leading on major promotional campaigns which effectively drive sales is essential. As you will be overseeing a team of two publicists, we are also looking for someone who has exceptional leadership skills.
If you are confident leading campaigns, can demonstrate extensive media contacts, excellent writing skills and impeccable author care, and have experience of managing or mentoring team members, then do get in touch.
Harvill Secker specialises in the very best in international crime fiction. Its list includes number one bestselling phenomenon Jo Nesbo, four-times-winner of the CWA Dagger Fred Vargas, and a host of home-grown talent including Denise Mina; the winner of the Harvill Secker Telegraph Crime Writing Competition, Abir Mukherjee; Ruth Ware, whose latest thriller The Woman in Cabin 10 is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller; and WH Smith Richard & Judy pick Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville. Harvill Secker also publishes a prestigious mix of literary fiction, non-fiction and literature in translation. Our authors include Haruki Murakami, Louis de Bernières, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Erin Morgenstern, and Yuval Noah Harari, to name just a few.
Yellow Jersey Press is an award-winning sports publisher with a literary edge. It is home to titles from some of sports' greatest heroes, such as Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Bobby Charlton, has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award a record five times, and is a market leader in cycling books.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter by 9 February 2017.