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Hachette Australia 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 parental 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.


Publicity Manager

June 2021

Are you passionate about the power of publicity to reach readers? Hachette Australia is seeking a Publicity Manager to direct high profile author campaigns and lead our talented and collaborative national team of publicists.

The Publicity Manager will draw on their extensive media, event, and relevant network to ensure Hachette authors and books attract high-impact media coverage and live appearances that grow sales and author profiles.

Hachette’s mission is to make it easy for everyone, everywhere, to unlock new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity. We pubish an array of A-list authors on the international list including Stephen King, Nora Roberts, John Grisham, J.K. Rowling, Ronan Farrow and Delia Owens. Over the past five years, Hachette Australia has focused on growing the Australian list with around 100 new titles now published each year. The stellar line-up of local authors includes Michael Robotham, Jessica Townsend, Geraldine Brooks, Peter FitzSimons, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Natasha Lester and Rebel Wilson.

The ideal applicant thrives working in a dynamic environment while managing multiple priorities with a passion for books. Experience managing others is a must, with qualifications or relevant experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications and Arts Administration highly valued.

The role will be based in Sydney.

Please email your résumé with a cover letter addressed to Emma Rusher via careers@hachette.com.au by 28 June 2021.

Hachette Australia employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

Hachette Australia is a registered COVID Safe business.

Publicity Coordinator

June 2021

Hachette Australia is seeking a Publicity Coordinator to provide administrative support to our publicity department and work on select campaigns across all imprints. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone passionate about the media, books and keen to develop as a publicist. It is a full-time permanent position based in Sydney.

The Publicity Coordinator will report to the Publicity Manager and manage administration tasks, provide support on publicity campaigns and learn valuable publicity skills through working closely with senior members of the team. The successful candidate will be passionate about books and the media landscape, understand the potential of social media for promotion and be able to contribute publicity content to those and other online channels. They must enjoy working collaboratively to develop creative campaigns, ensuring our books and authors benefit from maximum exposure. They will have excellent time management skills, a proactive approach to problem-solving, enjoy taking initiative on projects and be extremely organised.

To be considered for the role you should have relevant work experience, preferably in the arts or media. A passion for publicity, media, ideas and culture (particularly literary culture) are all prerequisites. An understanding of the media, along with an interest in emerging online forums and social media would be an advantage. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

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

  • excellent communication skills
  • strong time management, administration and organisational skills
  • the ability to work across several projects at the same time while managing several stakeholders
  • keen attention to detail
  • a passion for the Australian media and literary community 

Please email your résumé with a cover letter via careers@hachette.com.au by 2 July 2021.

Hachette Australia employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

Hachette Australia is a registered COVID Safe business.


Summer Internship Program

Thank you to all who applied for our 2020 Summer Paid Internship role. Keep an eye on this page for when we announce 2021 applications are open.

Watch our virtual event for prospective interns and people interested to learn more about working in publishing - available on demand.

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