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05 December 2021

Black & White Publishing: Press Officer

Job title: Press Officer (part-time, 22.5 hours/week)

Reports to: Publishing Director

Location: Nautical House, Commercial Street, Edinburgh. With flexible home working (one day per week)

Salary range: £23,000-£28,000 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)


General Summary

An exciting opportunity has come up at Black & White Publishing for a dynamic PR professional who will be responsible for their own authors and campaigns.

The position is ideal for a keen self-starter, with a track record of delivering successful campaigns, who is looking for the next step.

If you want to work for a publisher with a difference, we want to hear from you.

Under the supervision of the publishing director, you will plan, organise, and implement publicity campaigns for adult fiction and non-fiction titles across our imprints as required. You will also be responsible for performing occasional administrative duties as required.

You will be in a position to initiate and carry out campaigns. It is a fun and busy role - and requires an individual who can juggle numerous tasks, prioritize effectively, and remain calm under pressure.

Duties will include but are not limited to: creating campaign plans, writing press releases, creating media lists using Cision/Gorkana, contacting journalists about interview opportunities and serial interest, identifying and engaging key influencers in non-traditional areas, sending review copies, following up queries, and accompanying authors to interviews and events as required.

We are a small but collaborative team, supporting our colleagues through busy times. A willingness to muck in is essential.

The aim is to achieve the best possible media coverage leading up to and beyond publication, working closely with our editorial, sales, social media and marketing teams. The net result: great campaign, great sales, happy author, impressed agent, and a connected team.

For full details and to apply, see the Bonnier website