One of the trends in publishing is regionalisation. This is good news for students outside of London. Since 2021, International publisher Hachette has opened regional offices in the UK. Students interested in a publishing career, take note! This means one of the world's largest publishers, with some of the world's most famous imprints, will be employing in a town near you, and offering internships outside of London. Hachette's turn to regional cities puts starter jobs in publishing within easier reach if you are living in the North, North-East or South-West of England.
Hachette Manchester opened in July 2021 and rapidly expanded to include 23 staff with eight local recruits to date. The team is from nine divisions of Hachette UK, including Little, Brown, Hachette Children’s Group, John Murray Press, Hodder Education, Octopus, Orion, Hodder & Stoughton, Bookouture and Headline, and covers various departments, including editorial, design, sales, finance, publicity, marketing and IT. That's the full suite of publishing jobs.
These imprints cover an impressive range of interests, from literary to children's fiction, non-fiction and lifestyle titles. Do your research - look into the imprints and what they publish, think about whether there is a fit with your interests as a potential employee or author. Follow @hachetteUK on Twitter and #Hachettemanchester, for news about opportunities. Follow Emma Layfield (pictured), the director of Hachette Manchester. A friend of the course and Salford students, Emma talks regularly with Salford staff, and we advertise Hachette opportunities on Emma's behalf.