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Senior Marketing Executive, Vintage Books

Senior Marketing Executive, Vintage Books

Penguin Random Huse

CLOSING DATE: 16 June 2022


VINTAGE is made up of all kinds of people, but what connects us is our love of books.

We publish some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trailblazers to our red spine Vintage Classics. Which means that our broad family of authors ranges from world-class prize-winners to brand new, emerging talent.

We know the thrill of coming across an undiscovered work of genius, of reading a classic that you’ve always meant to, of finding a book that speaks urgently to us and our times. We’re not just publishers – we’re passionate book lovers, dedicated to creating beautiful books for people who love to read.

Are you creative, organised, curious and a great communicator?

Vintage is looking for a senior executive with demonstrable marketing experience to plan and implement outstanding multi-platform marketing campaigns for an exciting, enviable range of fiction, from literary to crime, and non-fiction from across the Vintage lists.

You will be able to confidently contribute to creative brainstorms, generate ideas and develop them into sales-driving campaign strategies. An engaging communicator with impeccable author care, you will work closely and effectively with a wide range of departments. Leading on campaigns, you will display excellent organisational and planning skills, delivering campaigns on time and evaluating and sharing your results.

You do not need to have any prior publishing experience to be considered for this role. With a keen eye for competitor activity, you will be curious, innovative and inclusive in your approach, always looking for ways to reach new readers, whether through partnerships, social media initiatives, bookseller engagement or through impeccable campaign creatives and copy. Confident in briefing and running effective digital campaigns and creating, implementing and measuring content strategies for newsletters and websites, you will have an interest in emerging platforms and opportunities and a desire to grow a strong list of influencers, designers and other contacts. With a flair for design, you’ll be interested in design trends and be able to work well with designers.

If this sounds like your next role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply with your CV and cover letter by the end of the day on Thursday 16th June. In your cover letter, please tell us (in no more than 200 words) about a campaign you’ve managed that was particularly successful in meeting its objectives, and what made it a success.


What you can expect from us:

Salary: £28,000 – £34,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus benefits.

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:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent)
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Marketing & Audience Manager, #Merky Books

Marketing & Audience Manager, #Merky Books

Penguin Random House

CLOSING DATE: 16 June 2022


#Merky Books has an exciting opportunity for a talented marketing professional to join our dynamic and successful team.

Created in 2018 in conjunction with Stormzy and Penguin Random House, #Merky Books has quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic, exciting and important publishing imprints of recent years. We’re a lively and determined team with a wealth of experience, dedicated to representation, intersectionality, and empowering new voices. We are the home to pioneering fiction and non-fiction titles, and our current author roster includes Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi, Hafsa Zayyan, Jade LB, Calum Jacobs, Malorie Blackman, Bola Sol and more.

We’re focused on upholding our ethos of uplifting a generation and are rapidly expanding our publishing programme to reflect this. As Marketing & Audience Manager you will be responsible for a range of tasks within three key areas: title campaign delivery, brand partnerships & initiatives (including our New Writers’ Prize) and social media & community management.

You’ll be part of our small but ambitious team, so you need to be entrepreneurial. You’ll also be comfortable with experimenting, with last-minute changes, with driving projects forward, and with championing new ideas.

Our desired new team member will:

  • Understand how to communicate with a range of audiences and stakeholders as the custodian of the #Merky Books brand online
  • Be proficient in social media strategy and digital advertising and have practical marketing campaign experience driving awareness and sales
  • Have a proven track record of taking projects from ideation and vision through to completion, balancing creativity with a commercial mind and a close eye on deadlines and budgets
  • Demonstrate a clear interest in the #Merky Books world and our vision for growth


We understand the barriers that hinder many to get into publishing which is why we are accepting submissions from candidates from non-traditional publishing avenues.

We’ll support you with your career development and provide you with training to get to grips with in-house systems, and the publishing industry. No two days will be the same and your new role will vary, so being adaptable and proactive will help you to excel within this position.

#Merky Books sits within the Cornerstone division of Penguin Random House and there may be the opportunity to work across the wider title list.

If you’re ready to join the #Merky Books team, then please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and suitability for the role by the end of the day on Thursday 16th June.


What you can expect from us:

Salary: £29,634 – £44,452 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.

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:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent)
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Marketing Manager / Senior Marketing Manager – FMcM

Marketing Manager / Senior Marketing Manager – FMcM

CLOSING DATE: 23/05/2022

CONTACT: Kealey Rigden

Location | London – hybrid working, to be determined by circumstances
Period |
Full-time, permanent
Salary |
£35,000 – £45,000
Deadline | Monday, 23rd May 2022

We are looking to expand our marketing function with a creative and strategic marketer who is experienced across the full marketing mix, who can bring innovative thinking and results-driven solutions to our team.

Core Responsibilities

Campaign direction:

  • Devise and run sophisticated, strategic marketing campaigns across FMcM’s varied portfolio of clients, tracking effectiveness and providing insights and analysis
  • Integrate all marketing activities with FMcM’s media, social media and content campaigns to achieve maximum impact for our clients
  • Devise and run impactful social media campaigns that meet our clients’ goals, providing data and insights, and continually innovate FMcM’s work across social media platforms
  • Events management including operations and marketing, co-ordinating third parties where relevant
  • Oversee all advertising campaigns for clients (across digital and traditional outlets), negotiating and liaising with third-party agencies where relevant
  • Work collaboratively with the wider team on campaign ideas, input on all major pitched and proposals, and devise ways for marketing to drive FMcM’s output overall

Content creation:

  • Planning and directing video shoots and overseeing editing, working with internal and external content creators
  • Conceiving and directing social media plans, including direction, oversight and production of social media copy and the conception and design of assets
  • Supporting the creation of media releases, media kits, proposals, reports, etc.


  • Effective client management across all elements of our marketing campaigns, acting as the overall campaign lead where required
  • Project management across all marketing campaigns and the client portfolio
  • Line management of 1-3 junior members of staff, who will report to this role across content production and campaign implementation
  • Some travel may be required

Key Skills & Experience

We are keen to consider the widest possible field of candidates: Your experience may be in-house at a publisher or with an agency; or it might be with an NGO, campaigning and advocacy organisation, and your professional passions, while including books, might be centred around gender, race, social justice, or similar issues.

  • Several years’ experience running strategic and integrated marketing campaigns, including but not limited to, email, website and social media
  • Strong awareness and understanding of the UK literary scene
  • Experience of working with internal teams, agencies and managing various stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong awareness of current and future trends in marketing, social media and innovative approaches to promotional work
  • Proven copywriting skills, from press releases to social media content
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and team working skills
  • Demonstrate outstanding time management, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs, prioritize and work to tight deadlines
  • Design experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Marketing qualification
  • Video experience, including Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar)
  • Event management experience
  • Experience working with products on Amazon

How To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send an up-to-date CV, together with an example of your work and covering letter addressing how you meet the requirements of the tole, to by Monday 23rd May 2022.

About FMcM

FMcM is an award-winning books PR agency that specialises in literature and events, with an impressive client list and a big reputation. Working on book campaigns, literary prizes and pioneering industry events, we represent some of the most inspiring and exciting brands, authors and publishers in the literary landscape.

Based in the heart of London close to Oxford Circus, we are a small yet ambitious team dedicated to delivering successful campaigns and events for our clients.

FMcM is an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief. Freedom of speech, human rights and democracy have always been at the core of our ethos as an agency.

Marketing Executive, HarperFiction

Marketing Executive, HarperFiction

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 16 May 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the multi-award-winning marketing team within HarperFiction. We are looking for a creative, confident marketer with experience working in a busy marketing team.

As Marketing Executive you will be responsible for planning and implementing campaigns, as well as supporting members of the fiction marketing team on delivering integrated and innovative campaigns for some of our biggest brands.


About HarperFiction

At HarperFiction we create industry-leading, award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s biggest authors.

We are home to bestselling brands such as Agatha Christie, George R.R. Martin, Karin Slaughter, J.R.R Tolkien and Bernard Cornwell amongst many others

We also create unmissable launches, from British Bookseller Award-winning Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, to bestselling debuts including Girl A, The Maid and How to Kill Your Family plus the breakout success of Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, The Guest List and The Paris Apartment.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience working in a busy marketing department
  • Can demonstrate ability to plan, develop and implement creative, high impact, fully integrated campaigns
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for partnerships with third parties
  • Can create and brief design teams for digital, audio, POS and print advertising
  • Is experienced in social media content creation and scheduling
  • Enjoys reading widely with an active interest in the publishing industry and a passion for commercial fiction
  • Is a team-player, looking to share their learnings with the wider marketing team in order to foster a culture of shared learning
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced commercial environment, able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritise with confidence
  • Has an active interest in the latest marketing trends and campaigns from across the book industry as well as the wider entertainment and media sector



  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Social media native with experience of content creation for a variety of platforms
  • Experience of creating and optimising social media advertising campaigns
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity essential
  • Commercially astute
  • Ability to use Photoshop to create social media assets
  • Experience in eCRM campaigns preferred



Marketing Director – Quercus

Marketing Director – Quercus

CLOSING DATE: 9 May 2022

CONTACT: Hachette HR

We are looking for an experienced candidate who is passionate about breaking new voices and ready to step up to Marketing Director level, managing a highly motivated, talented team of five. Reporting to the Communications Director, you will be responsible for planning and implementing your own outstanding, strategic and sales-driving marketing campaigns for Quercus; and helping us to develop our reputation as an ambitious, daring, socially conscious and diverse publisher. You will be expected to manage the marketing budget, be an influential voice on acquisition projects and author pitches, and to show curiosity and drive to keep ahead of the competition in how we find and reach new readers.


Overseeing the marketing strategy for all our imprints, you will drive campaigns for the full range of our publishing, managing top-level brand authors, building word-of-mouth bestsellers and developing dynamic pitches to attract new talent. You will be an experienced, innovative, enthusiastic and well-organised marketeer with a sharp mind for data and consumer habits. Ideal candidates will have a keen interest in all areas of the publishing process and the key role marketing can have in driving book sales and raising authors’ profiles. A strong leader and inspirational manager, you will ensure the highest standards of creativity and delivery, within budget and to tight deadlines. Working directly on the strategy and campaigns for key titles, you will be a team player and independent decision-maker.


Quercus is a young, dynamic, award-winning publisher, known as a hit-maker that regularly finds books that surprise and delight readers. We are international in our outlook – almost 40% of our authors are from 25 countries other than the UK and US – and have eight distinctive imprints that publish an exciting and diverse range of authors. From established bestsellers such as Elly Griffiths, Peter May, Beth O’Leary and Bill Bailey, to new voices such as Layla F. Saad, Candice Brathwaite and Amy Jeffs, what draws all our publishing together is the magic ‘quirk’ in Quercus: a commitment to independence, flare, warmth and creativity that has always marked out this young company.

Please go to the Hachette UK website to apply



Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

Please note, we’re currently recruiting for this role in one of the following Hachette UK office locations: London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester or Edinburgh.


Hachette 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.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit


Head of Brand – James Patterson

Head of Brand – James Patterson

Cornerstone, Penguin Random House

CLOSING DATE: Monday 2 May 2022


Can you lead large-scale, multi-platform campaigns and drive sales growth for the world’s leading fiction brand?

Penguin Random House have an exciting role available for a passionate and talented senior marketer or brand expert to maximise the sales and marketing potential of the James Patterson brand in the UK and international territories.

In this role, you will be responsible for: delivering top-tier marketing and promotional campaigns across James Patterson’s publishing programme; driving brand awareness and audience acquisition via consumer insight and community management; as well as leading industry-wide initiatives and maintaining James Patterson’s reputation for innovation in the digital space.

Working alongside and reporting to the Marketing Director you will also lead the cross-function Patterson team, co-ordinating internal stakeholders as well as Group companies outside of the UK, to deliver a cohesive brand message and vision and to ensure consistent delivery of sales targets across the programme. You will also line manage one member of the team.

The successful candidate will have a strong marketing or brand-management background, ideally with a comparable high-profile, commercial brand. You will be an innovative thinker and leader who is able to deliver effective campaigns to tight deadlines, with excellent attention-to-detail, time and project management skills and the ability to set priorities and direction and bring people with you. You’ll also be a confident presenter with exceptional interpersonal and client and senior stakeholder management skills, as well as being able to demonstrate ingenuity and initiative. High commercial awareness of the market and competition, particularly in the crime and thriller category, and the ability to understand how to best maximise the James Patterson brand with a wide range of partners will be key.

The role sits within the Cornerstone marketing team. Cornerstone is home to some of the biggest global brands and authors including James Patterson, E.L. James, Harlan Coben, Lisa Jewell, Taylor Jenkins Reid and Robert Harris to name just a few.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a CV and covering letter telling us what appeals to you about the role and why you would be perfect for it, by 11:59pm on Monday 2nd May.

Salary: £42,000 – £52,000 depending 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:

•   27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent)
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    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.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:

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.

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager


CLOSING DATE: 19/04/2022


Marketing Manager
£32,000 – 35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

The Faber Marketing Department is looking to recruit a Marketing Manager. Working on campaigns across our adult publishing, this is a role for a creative and capable marketer who is excited by the idea of working on a diverse list of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. You’ll be experienced in running ambitious and original campaigns as well as presenting your ideas in author meetings and pitches, an effective copywriter who is easily able to communicate your design vision, an innovative digital marketer, and somebody who can identify audiences and knows how best to reach them. Working in a busy team, this is a job for a resourceful marketer who can plan and implement innovative campaigns for our books and authors.

Faber is one of the world’s leading independent publishers and this is a brilliant opportunity to work across a list which includes authors such as Sally Rooney, Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Max Porter, Akwaeke Emezi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leïla Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Sebastian Barry, Rachel Cusk, and a backlist including the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, William Golding and P. D. James among many others.

Key responsibilities:
– Planning and implementing campaigns for a range of adult fiction and non-fiction titles
– Producing trade sell-in materials such as proofs, presenters and point of sale
– Working with a media agency to plan effective advertising campaigns
– Collaborating closely with publicity and sales colleagues to deliver joined-up campaigns which drive sales
– Briefing and project-managing freelance designers to produce a wide range of content
– Managing campaign spend ensuring activity is delivered on time and within budget
– Writing copy for book proofs, advertising and print materials
– Planning and implementing social media advertising campaigns
– Presenting ideas and campaign plans internally and externally
– Other duties within the department as required e.g. pitching for new acquisitions
– Author pitches and acquisition plans
– Representing marketing in publishing strategy meetings
– All elements of marketing campaigns including online and OOH advertising, briefing assets graphics, animations and films, organising partnerships, producing selling materials, proof briefing, copywriting, social media marketing and trade marketing.
– This is a full-time position based in our London office though we do accommodate hybrid working.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to quoting ref BMS, by Tuesday 19 April 2022.

Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
Season-ticket loans
Cycle-to-work vouchers
Subsidised eye tests
Generous pension scheme
Life assurance and income protection insurance
Access to online GP and advisory services
We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Digital Marketing Executive, Children’s

Digital Marketing Executive, Children’s

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

CLOSING DATE: 04/03/2022

CONTACT: Paula Foster

Digital Marketing Executive – Bloomsbury

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is looking for a dynamic, creative and forward-thinking digital marketing executive to work across the children’s division (trade and education) on an exciting list of authors, from picture books (Tom Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series, Jordan Stephens) to middle-grade (the iconic Harry Potter series, Katherine Rundell, Neil Gaiman, Ben Bailey Smith), to YA (Brigid Kemmerer, Jessie Burton) and many more. Working alongside the marketing teams and reporting directly into the Head of Digital Marketing (Social Media), you will be responsible for assisting the development and execution of key digital campaigns across the children’s list.

The ideal candidate will be an avid user of social media across the major networks (including TikTok) and have a desire to experiment with new content forms as social media’s ever-changing features continue to evolve.

The role

• Manage Bloomsbury UK’s primary children’s and YA-facing social media channels – TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – by seeding out timely and engaging content, making sure that our communications are constantly relevant, and growing our follower numbers to defined targets.
• Work closely with the children’s marketing team to devise social/digital strategy and create/run bespoke campaigns for lead authors and titles, while also helping to shine a light on, and creatively express the breadth of, the wider Bloomsbury list.
• Manage allocated social media advertising budget, including optimising delivery of ads, and coding of invoices across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
• Collaborate with global marketing teams in the US, Australia and India on global releases.
• Create assets (photographs, Reels/TikToks, gifs) for use on book campaigns.
• Stay across the latest social media and digital developments/innovations, including competitor and wider industry activity, and update colleagues as required.

• Always-on social media management for Harry Potter, contributing to and supporting the agreed digital strategy (in conjunction with the Head of Digital Marketing).
• Harry Potter hub on – alongside the Head of Digital Marketing, working on the digital strategy for the Harry Potter area of the Bloomsbury website, including content strategy and user journey.

• Manage the children’s trade newsletter lists (including Harry Potter), helping to grow database numbers and ensuring content is released in a timely and appealing manner.
• Drive newsletter (and social) sign-ups
• Ensure newsletter content ties in with wider social and digital output.

Skills, knowledge, experience
• Professional experience of using all major social media platforms, including TikTok
• Up-to-date knowledge of best practises of social media advertising and industry developments
• Basic photography and video creation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills (including copywriting)
• Excellent time-management, prioritisation and organisational skills, with a close eye for detail and keen awareness of deadlines
• Experience of multi-tasking and prioritising a busy work-load with competing demands on your time
• Ability to adapt to changing daily tasks
• Proven experience of digital marketing

The role is a full-time permanent position.
The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are: Monday and Tuesday
Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘URL’ below detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Friday 4th March

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:
Working Pattern
• hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)

• 25 days holiday
• 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:
Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
Season Ticket Loan
Sharesave Scheme
In-house Doctor
Eyecare Voucher Scheme
Mob Group – online fitness classes, mindfulness, cookery classes, workshops etc.
Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Marketing Manager, William Collins & 4th Estate

Marketing Manager, William Collins & 4th Estate


CLOSING DATE: 21/01/2022

CONTACT: Kally Simmonds

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the British Book Award-winning marketing team at 4th Estate and William Collins. We are looking for a creative, confident marketer with experience working across a range of titles in a busy and fast-paced trade marketing team.

As Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for planning and implementing campaigns for some of the most exciting new literary fiction and non-fiction publishing in today’s market. The successful candidate will be an important voice in the marketing team, bringing their knowledge of the market and prior experience to produce outstanding campaigns and results.

We are looking for someone who…

  • Has experience working in a busy marketing department, experience of working within a trade publisher is desirable
  • Is an excellent communicator able to lead campaigns and collaborate creatively with a wide variety of stakeholders both internal and external to the business
  • Is a creative and strategic thinker who is comfortable using consumer insight and market knowledge to produce market-leading campaigns with real impact
  • Has experience across the full marketing mix, with a particular focus on delivering digital campaigns that demonstrably drive sales
  • Is ROI-focused, able to effectively measure results and evaluate campaigns, and share learnings with wider team and stakeholders
  • Enjoys reading widely, with an active interest in the publishing industry – particular interest literary fiction and non-fiction, history, science and nature writing encouraged
  • Is a team-player, looking to share their learnings with the wider marketing team to foster a culture of shared learning
  • Has a proven track record delivering digital excellence across a variety of online platforms, both organic and paid
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritise with confidence
  • Has an active interest in the latest marketing trends and campaigns from across the book industry as well as the wider entertainment and media sector

Skills & Experience

  • Exceptional people skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable across all channels of the marketing mix
  • Track record in generating creative work with proven ROI
  • Commercially astute
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent marketing skills

Perks and benefits

  • Healthcare
  • Retirement benefits
  • Wellness programs
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Extra holiday
  • Professional development
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you are interested in the role, please apply here:

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Head of Marketing, Non-Fiction

Head of Marketing, Non-Fiction

Bonnier Books UK

CLOSING DATE: 14 January 2022

CONTACT: Stephen Dumughn, Marketing Director

Imprints: Blink, John Blake, Lagom, Heligo Books, Nine Eight.

Department: Adult Trade Publishing

Working pattern: Flexible home working up to three days per week

Salary range: £45,000 – £55,000 per annum

Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London

Bonnier Books UK has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Marketing to lead its non-fiction marketing and deliver far-reaching campaigns for some of our bestselling books and authors.

In this role, you will be responsible for setting the marketing strategy for the authors and books published under our adult trade non-fiction lists, and for managing the budget effectively.

You will plan for and implement sales-driven campaigns to promote front list and backlist. You will oversee the strategy and execution of our non-fiction marketing campaigns across our imprints, be accountable for and report on the campaign goals and performance, and develop and manage direct to consumer channels, supporting the publishing team in delivering business growth across all imprints.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in direct-to-consumer marketing, and a strong track record of innovation in this space. They will be strategic, highly-commercial and action-oriented, consumer-focussed and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be adept at using data to inform decisions and deliver results, and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of market trends and consumer sectors.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver on clear and effective marketing plans, and drive sales and revenue for all the books published under adult trade non-fiction imprints
  • Manage the non-fiction marketing team to deliver successful campaigns and drive sales for their allocated areas of responsibility
  • Work with the adult trade group marketing director and publisher to set budgets, forecasts, review spend and allocations
  • Work closely with the adult trade group senior team to inform our non-fiction publishing strategy, deliver on targets, set priorities, identify areas of focus as well as opportunities for growth
  • Drive audience development for key fiction authors, brands and titles
  • Set KPIs, monitor ROI, and provide ongoing analysis of marketing campaigns to inform our marketing and publishing decisions
  • Support a culture of collaboration and transparency, working closely with the sales and editorial teams, as well as senior leadership team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong track record of delivering highly successful multi-channel marketing campaigns and expertise in direct-to-consumer marketing, online and offline
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical capability coupled with a hands-on, execution focus
  • Deep understanding of consumer behaviour and how to reach and engage niche audiences in a variety of market sectors
  • Experience managing budgets, reporting on KPIs and measuring ROI
  • A proven ability to use various qualitative and quantitative data to inform decisions and measure results
  • A track record of innovating, while ensuring new initiatives are sustainable and scalable
  • Impeccable communication skills, and a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • A love of popular culture and strong knowledge of the media landscape and emerging trends
  • Ability to drive process improvements, set best-practices, and take a pragmatic and a lean approach to getting things done
  • Book publishing experience not required

If you are interested in this role, please apply via the Bonnier website.

Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.