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Senior Communications Executive

Penguin Random House UK
London (Central), London (Greater)
£28,000 - £40,900 plus benefits and bonus depending on skills and experience
Closing date
5 May 2021
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Penguin Random House UK, the world’s leading consumer book publisher, is hiring an exciting new communications role to help us grow the reach of our iconic brand among all types of readers. 

With books enjoying a renaissance and more people reading than ever before, we’re looking for a Senior Consumer Communications Executive to help us harness this momentum and reach new and different audiences. This role will use PR to amplify brand campaigns, drive traffic to our platforms, and shine a spotlight on the impact of publishing and books in the wider world. 

You’ll report to the Director of Communications and will be an integral member of our small but effective team. You will work alongside our brand and social impact teams on coordinated PR activity in consumer-focused, national and local outlets. You’ll ensure that we are plugged into relevant stories in the media on creative industries. And you’ll work with our website and social teams, using PR to drive traffic to our fast-growing website, which includes author interviews, essays and topical book recommendations. 

You’ll also be integral to the day-to-day running of our team; providing communications support and expertise to colleagues and teams across the business. 

This will include: acting as a press office and managing enquiries; drafting press releases and managing the media outreach for company announcements; developing awards entries; social media and website copywriting; maintaining our News section; and conducting daily media monitoring and analysis. 

You do not need experience in publishing or creative industries, but you will need experience in external-facing communications, and knowledge of the consumer and wider national media. You’ll need experience of engaging with and pitching to journalists. You will be an excellent communicator, who can write and edit a range of compelling copy. You will also be a creative thinker, and will thrive in a fast-paced but exciting, fun and supportive environment. 

Please note, you will not be creating campaigns to promote individual books or authors. You’ll be in our central communications team and focus on amplifying the Penguin brand and our brand-led campaigns. 


We are currently working remotely and expect this role to transition back into our London offices when we are able. We will be conducting interviews over video call.


Please apply with a CV and cover letter by 5th April.


Salary: £28,000 – £40,900 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits 

What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

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