Hachette Australia is a leading Australian trade publishing house, based in Sydney, and owned by Hachette Livre, one of the world’s largest publishers. We publish high-quality commercial fiction and non-fiction for adults and children across a wide range of subject areas including biography, memoir, health and self-help, travel, history, Australiana, popular culture, lifestyle and sport.

Our Hachette Australia imprint is home to authors such as Kimberley Freeman, Lian Hearn, Barry Humphries, William McInnes, Favel Parrett, Bronwyn Parry, James Phelan and Hannah Richell, as well as sailor Jessica Watson, and Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, creator of the acclaimed bestselling Low GI Diet series. We also publish internationally bestselling writers Mitch Albom, Jordan Belfort, Augusten Burroughs, Michael J. Fox, John Grogan and the Dalai Lama. Orbit, our speculative fiction list is part of the prestigious international Orbit imprint, and home to such highly regarded authors as Pamela Freeman, Ian Irvine and Karen Miller. We are delighted to announce that we have also recently acquired the ANZ rights for Geraldine Brooks’ next novel.

Our children’s picture books, and books for younger readers and young adults, are all published under the respected Lothian imprint. The list includes such award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators as Gary Crew, Ursula Dubosarsky, John Marsden, Matt Ottley, Emma Quay, Lisa Shanahan, Jessica Shirvington, Shaun Tan and Colin Thompson.

We are also proud to distribute a stellar collection of books published by Hachette UK and US. Their lists include Maeve Binchy, Michael Caine, Lauren Child, Harlan Coben, Martina Cole, Patricia Cornwell, Justin Cronin, Jeffery Deaver, Dame Judi Dench, Janet Evanovich, Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth George, John Grisham, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Alexander McCall Smith, Val McDermid, Stephenie Meyer, David Mitchell, Michael Parkinson, Ian Rankin, Keith Richards, JK Rowling, Nora Roberts and Anita Shreve. We also distribute an enviable collection of illustrated books from Octopus.

English language publishing houses within the Hachette Group include Hachette Book Group USA, Hachette Children’s Books, Hachette India, Hachette Ireland, Headline Publishing Group, Hodder Education Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Little,Brown Book Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Orchard Books and Orion Publishing Group. Hachette Livre is a global publishing group based in France, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère, a company that is active internationally in the areas of media and communications.

Hachette Australia, and the individual publishers within the worldwide Hachette Group, all have long and proud histories of publishing excellence.

Key people

Chief Executive Officer Matt Richell
Finance Director David Cocking
IT Manager Michael Swarbrick
Australian Publishing
Publishing Director Fiona Hazard
Publishing & Production Manager Anne Macpherson
Publisher Bernadette Foley
Publisher Vanessa Radnidge
Non Fiction Publisher Matthew Kelly
Children’s Commissioning Editor (Lothian Children’s Books) Suzanne O’Sullivan
Adult Commissioning Editor Robert Watkins
Sales & Marketing
Marketing and Publicity Director Justin Ractliffe
Sales and Product Director Louise Sherwin-Stark
Publicity Manager Anna Hayward
Publicity Manager Jaki Arthur
Children’s Books Marketing and Publicity Manager Theresa Bray

Career Opportunities at Hachette Australia

Hachette is the second largest publisher in Australia and part of the Hachette Livre Publishing group.

Just as our authors are important to us so is our staff. We aim for a non-corporate environment, which is an enjoyable place to work each day. We go to great lengths to look after our employees, and to give our authors the best publishing experience in the industry.

Working at Hachette Australia not only comes with competitive salaries, and an industry leading bonus plan, other benefits include; summertime working hours, paid paternal leave schemes, and training opportunities.

If you are enthusiastic about publishing, hardworking, and looking for a great place to work, then you will enjoy being on our team.

Current Openings

Publicity Coordinator

Hachette Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and organised Publicity Coordinator to support their very busy publicity department.

You will be a key part of our small team and the role is primarily responsible for administration and support for the Publicity Department, but there will be some campaign work for a range of lower tier titles as well as social media, database, schedule and Netgalley maintenance required.

You will be passionate about books and have a passion for publicity, ideas and culture in general (particularly literary culture). This is a full time, entry level position.

To be successful in this role you will ideally possess the following skills:

  • Strong organisational skills and experience in an administrative role
  • Some design and social media experience
  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to multi-task

Please send your résumé and a covering letter to: careers@hachette.com.au

Applications close Friday 28th March.

Children’s Books Marketing & Publicity Executive

Hachette Australia is seeking to appoint an innovative and resourceful candidate for the position of Children’s Books Marketing & Publicity Executive in our recently formed Marketing & Publicity department.

This role will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating marketing and publicity campaigns for children’s books: local (Australian-originated) titles and international books.

To be considered for the position you should have two to three years’ post qualification work experience, preferably in content media. A passion for marketing and publicity of children’s  and young adult books, creative drive, competitive spirit and an active interest in ideas and culture in general are all prerequisites.

To be successful in this role you will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding project management skills
  • Experience with implementing campaigns either from a PR/publicity or integrated marketing perspective
  • Outstanding hands-on marketing skills covering all the four ‘P’s’
  • Some design and social media experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing or communications are desirable
  • This is a full-time position.

    Please send your résumé and a covering letter to: careers@hachette.com.au

    Applications close Friday 11 April

    Other Opportunities

    Hachette Australia employs freelance Editors, Proofreaders, Illustrators, and Designers, depending on our publishing program.

    Our freelance register is fairly full however, if you are an Australian Freelancer with previous book editing and/or design experience, and would like to join our register, please submit your contact details.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in applying for a position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources Manager
    Hachette Australia
    Level 17, 207 Kent Street
    SYDNEY  NSW  2000

    e-mail: careers@hachette.com.au

    Hachette Australia is committed to equal opportunity, and employs people solely on the basis of their ability.


    AS AT 25 NOVEMBER 2013

    Hachette Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 3200 088 4855) (”Hachette”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and takes its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) seriously. As a result, Hachette has implemented practices, procedures and systems to comply with its legal obligations and, in particular, to:

    • maintain the confidentiality and security of personal information it collects and holds; and
    • manage its systems, practices and procedures in an open and transparent way.

    By “personal information”, we mean information or an opinion about an identified individual, or about an individual who is reasonably identifiable from the information. Those individuals include customers, potential customers, agents, suppliers, distributors, contractors and other business associates.

    This policy (which forms part of the terms on which you may use our websites sets out how we handle personal information we collect and hold. By continuing to use our sites, you agree that we may collect and handle your personal information in accordance with this policy (as amended from time to time).

    For information on the related topic of cookies – including on what cookies we use on our sites and why we use them – see our Cookie policy.

    What personal information does Hachette collect and hold?

    The kinds of personal information we may collect and hold are:

    • contact details (including email addresses);
    • names;
    • dates of birth;
    • answers to log-in questions that may consist of personal information (such as the name of your first pet);
    • details of transactions you carry out through our site;
    • details concerning your orders;
    • details of your visits to our sites (including traffic and location information, which pages you visit, weblogs and other communication information); and
    • information about your reading preferences (in order to be able to suggest other titles you might be interested in reading).

    Also, when you visit our site, we may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type.

    We do not keep files containing all of the above information on all people who contact us, or with whom we deal. In many cases, we may have only one or two pieces of data relating to any particular person.

    If you purchase products from our sites by credit card, your credit card details will not be handled by us but by Secure Trading Limited, a United Kingdom based company that is subject to privacy obligations under United Kingdom law.

    Why does Hachette collect and hold personal information?

    We collect and hold personal information for a variety of purposes – and different kinds of personal information are used for different purposes.

    In each case, however, the personal information we collect and hold is reasonably necessary for our functions and activities, including in order to provide you with services you would expect from us. These purposes are:

    • to provide you with news and information, products or services that you request from us or which we believe may interest you;
    • for purposes necessary or incidental to providing you with goods and services that you have ordered or requested from us (including through our sites);
    • to personalise and customise your experience when using our sites (including so that our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer);
    • to communicate with you (including by email, mail or telephone, and including in relation to changes to our products and services);
    • to manage and enhance our products and services;
    • to conduct competitions and promotions (both on our own behalf and in conjunction with Hachette’s affiliates and selected third parties;
    • for system administration and for network analysis and security (by ourselves and our IT contractors);
    • to report aggregate information to our affiliates and advertisers;
    • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our sites that may be available;
    • to investigate any complaints about or made by you, or if we have reason to suspect that you are in breach of any of our terms and conditions or that you are or have been otherwise engaged in any unlawful activity; and
    • as required or permitted by any law (including privacy legislation).

    From time to time, when collecting information from you, we may also ask you to “opt-in” to consent to us using or disclosing your personal information other than in accordance with this policy or any applicable law. As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy, however, you will also be given the opportunity to “opt out” from receiving communications from us or from third parties that send communications to you in accordance with this policy or in accordance with any additional consent you give, and we will comply with your decision. (You will be able to “opt out”, for example, by clicking on an “unsubscribe” link at the end of an email, or by contacting our Privacy Officer.)

    How does Hachette get the personal information it collects and holds?

    Hachette only collects personal information by fair and lawful means, including when people:

    • order books and other products from us through our sites;
    • enter any of our competitions or promotions;
    • fill in any contact forms on our sites;
    • browse our sites;
    • post material to our sites or to social media that we use (such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram);
    • contact us for assistance or with questions, or report problems with our sites or with a product; and
    • contact us other than through our sites or social media (for example, if you email us directly, or send us a fax or letter).

    We prefer to obtain any personal information we collect directly from you. In some cases, however – such as when a friend or relative orders one of our books to be sent to you – it may be unreasonable or impracticable to obtain personal information directly, and we may obtain that information from someone else. If you are concerned about what personal information we may hold about you, please see below for information on how you can access and (if necessary) correct that information.

    Can I interact with Hachette anonymously or under a pseudonym?

    In many cases, you will need to provide your real name when interacting with us. This will particularly be the case when you are (for example) purchasing an item or claiming a prize in a competition.

    You may however – wherever lawful and practicable – use a pseudonym (or simply not identify yourself) when dealing with us. For example, if you have a complaint or concern about our site, or a general question about any of our products or services, you are welcome to contact us without identifying yourself. In some cases, however, if you do not provide us with information, we may not be able to provide you with our products or services, or we may not otherwise be able to respond adequately to you.

    For clarification on when you must identify yourself, please contact our Privacy Officer. (You may use a pseudonym – or simply not identify yourself – when making such an enquiry.)

    Who has access to my personal information?

    Generally, only our staff will access your personal information, and then only on a “need to know” basis.

    We may, however, also disclose your personal information:

    • to people who work for us or for one of our suppliers, or on our behalf, and who may be engaged in, among other things, filling orders, processing payments and mail-outs, marketing, administration, research and providing other technical and non-technical support (including IT services);
    • to enforce or apply our terms of use or where you have otherwise been engaged in any unlawful activity, and we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to the police, any relevant authority or enforcement body, or your internet service provider or network administrator;
    • to protect the rights, property, health or safety of Hachette or its staff, customers or others (including exchanging information with other companies and organisations to protect against fraud and to reduce credit risk);
    • to our agents, legal advisers, business partners, joint venture entities and other partners, including any holding company or subsidiary, our ultimate holding company, and its holding companies and subsidiaries, as defined in section 50 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
    • to sponsors and promoters of any competition that we conduct or promote;
    • as part of a sale (or proposed sale) of all or part of our business;
    • to anyone else that you specifically authorise us to receive information held by us; and/or
    • as otherwise required or permitted by law (including under privacy legislation).

    Also, while we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy policy of any other web sites to which you provide personal information.

    How can I access (and, if necessary, correct) personal information that Hachette collects and holds about me?

    If you want to review (and, if necessary, correct) personal information that Hachette may have collected and holds on you, please contact our Privacy Officer.

    We will respond to your requests to access and to correct your personal information as soon as possible (but in any case within a reasonable period).

    How can I complain about Hachette if it breaches any of applicable privacy principles or any registered code that binds it?

    Contact our Privacy Officer if you have any complaints about breaches by Hachette of any applicable privacy principles or of any registered code that binds it.

    How will Hachette deal with complaints I might have about breaches of applicable privacy legislation or any relevant registered code?

    We will treat any complaint about a breach of privacy legislation or any relevant registered code seriously, and will investigate any breach of which we become aware – including how it occurred and how best to prevent such a breach occurring again.

    What steps does Hachette take to secure personal information?

    We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy and is not subject to misuse, interference or loss, or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, apart from using secure servers, we implement firewalls, password access and challenge phrases and, where relevant, we impose limits on who can access personal information. We also encrypt payment transactions using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates.

    You understand that the transmission and storage of personal information is not necessarily wholly secure, and that the steps we take to protect your information, though reasonable, may not always be effective. In those circumstances, we do not accept responsibility for any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information. If you suspect any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information, please let us know immediately.

    If we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access our services or parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

    Does Hachette disclose personal information to people or organisations outside Australia?

    1. 1. Hachette holds personal information securely both in its offices and on secure servers, some of which are located in Australia, and some of which are located in the United Kingdom, under the control of our affiliate company, Hachette UK. Personal information may also be processed by staff operating outside Australia or the European Economic Area. Such staff may be engage in, among other things, filling your orders, processing payment details and providing support services.
    2. 2. By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to such transfers, storing and processing. In return, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and at least to the same standard as under Australian law.

    We will not, however, transfer your personal information overseas to a country that is not subject to a comparable privacy scheme unless the organisation to which we disclose that information implements privacy policies at least comparable to the obligations that apply in Australia.

    Does Hachette ever change its privacy policy?

    We will review our privacy policy from time to time, to ensure it is in line with best practice and up-to-date with any legislative changes (the latest of which – the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth) – operate from 12 March 2014). Any changes to our privacy policy will be incorporated into a new version of this Policy and posted on this page, stating the date from which it operates. Our use of your personal information will be governed by our most recent policy.

    Contact our Privacy Officer if you have any questions, comments or requests in relation to this privacy policy.

    Who do I contact at Hachette about privacy issues?

    Contact our Privacy Officer on privacy@hachette.com.au or on (02) 8248 0800 if you have any concerns about privacy issues, including how Hachette is dealing with or holding your personal information.

    Please also contact our Privacy Officer if you want to review and/or correct any personal information we hold about you, or if you receive communications purporting to be connected with Hachette or our services that you believe have been sent other than in accordance with this policy or in breach of any law.