Children’s Marketing Assistant

Bloomsbury Publishing

CLOSING DATE: 20/05/2019

CONTACT: Paula Foster
020 7631 5600

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Children’s Marketing Assistant

Reporting to: Head of Children’s Marketing and Publicity

Situated in publicity department

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is looking for a bright, energetic and outgoing Children’s Marketing Assistant to join the team. Working across picture books, fiction and non-fiction, this is an exciting opportunity for a creative and organised person who has a passion for children’s books and is ready to begin their career in publishing.

Working as part of a small team, the Children’s Marketing Assistant will provide varied support across the trade marketing team on a wide range of campaigns and assist with general admin for the department. The role will also include assisting the publicity and education teams when required. Bloomsbury is seeking someone who will bring their initiative and a brilliant work ethic to the team.

Bloomsbury is the home to many bestselling household names, such as J.K. Rowling, Sarah J. Maas, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Rundell, Kate Pankurst, Sarah Crossan and Greg James & Chris Smith. This role reports to the Head of Children’s Marketing and Publicity.

Job description

  • Assist the marketing team with varied campaign work alongside any ad-hoc and admin based duties
  • Brief and produce a variety of marketing materials, such as activity packs, social media assets, POS and sell-in material. Liaising with the internal editorial and design teams, and freelance designers throughout the process
  • Manage small-scale marketing campaigns for titles with a low marketing budget.
  • Provide copy and brief-in monthly email newsletters
  • Manage and update the children’s area of the Bloomsbury website
  • Work with Children’s Marketing Executive on the bi-annual children’s catalogue and rights guide, co-ordinating multiple departments within the company
  • Manage the Bloomsbury Children’s Books social media channels and coordinate scheduling via SproutSocial
  • Coordinate the submissions and content for trade partner newsletters and websites such as World Book Day, LoveReading4Kids and Toppsta.
  • Assist with coordinating competitions and sending out prizes
  • Work with the publicity assistant to managing interns, providing support and work for them to do
  • Work closely with the publicity assistant to organise key conferences throughout the year, including YALC and Comic-Con.
  • Providing staff cover events, conferences and launch parties, including those that may fall outside of contracted working hours.
  • Check and respond to requests on the general marketing email and forwarding to relevant marketeer when required.
  • Assist with selected Bloomsbury Education marketing projects
  • Assist Group Director – Consumer Marketing and Publicity with selected admin tasks



Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Excellent organisational, timekeeping and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prioritise an incredibly varied workload
  • Great attention to detail and a creative flair
  • Passion for children’s literature and publishing industry
  • Keen interest in social media and experience using multiple platforms
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills, internally and externally
  • Photoshop and InDesign skills are desirable but not necessary

The role is a full-time permanent position, based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organization, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits and generous staff discounts.

To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role, salary expectations and notice period.




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The closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2019