Pan Macmillan is an international consumer book publisher based in the UK, publishing a very broad range of books in all formats for today’s readers
Work with us
Everyone who works at Pan Macmillan has a part to play in publishing books that inspire, entertain, educate, inform and comfort. The process begins with our editors and includes designers, production specialists, the rights team who sell our authors’ IP and the legal and contracts teams who protect it, our sales teams who get the books into shops and online retailers around the world, our publicity and marketing colleagues who engage with potential readers for every one of our books and our colleagues in our distribution centres who get our books into the hands of readers everywhere.
Some of the benefits we offer
25 days annual leave increasing with years of service + bank holidays
Generous pension scheme
13 weeks company sick pay and discounted private medical insurance
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Mental Health First Aiders
Life insurance – 4 x base salary
Group income protection scheme
Enhanced family-friendly policies
Flexible working hours and summer hours (early finish during summer months)
Learning, development and training opportunities including mentoring
75% off all Macmillan books and regular staff book sales (highly reduced rates)
Season ticket loan/advance
Cycle to work scheme
Onsite health checks, flu jabs and massages
Discounts on shopping, Tastecard+ and gym memberships; Christmas club savings
Free breakfast and fruit at our office
Seasonal parties, author visits and signings
Give As You Earn
Employee referral scheme
Workplace & Culture
We pride ourselves not just in winning awards and publishing the bestselling books in the market, but also on the wellbeing and satisfaction of everyone who works with us. This is a company where all voices are heard and new, creative ideas are welcomed.
We seek to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. This has a profound impact on our perspective and ideas, encouraging us to learn from each other and to nurture the best talent leading us to publish books that appeal to the broadest possible readership.
Our mission is to publish the very best authors and illustrators successfully and sustainably because we believe that books enrich people’s lives and help build empathy and understanding.
To ensure that everyone who works at Pan Macmillan delivers on our mission and shares the same goals, we have developed a set of values that define our working culture and are the foundation of our publishing. These values were derived in consultation with the whole company and they are deliberately illustrated in a circle to underline a lack of hierarchy in importance.
Making a Difference
Reading for Life
We work together to build awareness of the life-changing power of reading and listening.
We reach out to reluctant readers and we employ our knowledge, resources and skills to support and improve the lives of children and adults from disadvantaged communities.
Building an inclusive community
We are proud to be a vibrant and inclusive working community, where everyone feels able to be themselves and reach their full potential.
We publish authors and illustrators from all backgrounds for readers and listeners everywhere.
We reach out to communities traditionally under-represented in publishing.
Protecting our planet
We promote an ecologically-minded approach through our publishing.
For many years we have pursued ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We have been carbon neutral since 2017 and we source our paper responsibly - 100% of directly purchased and printer supplied paper in the UK and in Europe is purchased and labelled as FSC.
A very brief history
1843 Macmillan founded by two brothers, Daniel and Alexander Macmillan
1865 Alice in Wonderland published
Mid to Late 1900s
1944 Pan founded
1960s Offices opened in Africa, including Australia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa
1970 Offices opened in India
1972 Picador founded
1979 Macmillan Children’s Books founded
Late 1900s continued
1987 Macmillan acquires the final 50% of Pan Books from W Heinemann, making it the sole owner
1995 Holtzbrinck acquires 70% stake in Macmillan
1999 Holtzbrinck acquires remaining 30% stake to become sole owner
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