Head of Marketing


CLOSING DATE: 01/04/2021

CONTACT: recruitment@canongate.co.uk

Canongate Books is one of the UK’s leading independent publishers and we’re looking for a dynamic and hard-working Head of Marketing to join our Campaigns team. The role can be full time or part time (as a job share), based in our offices in Edinburgh or London.

This role would lead the marketing team, deliver creative and effective marketing campaigns and help shape the strategy for Canongate’s brand and company. Reporting into the Commercial Director, it is a role for a highly creative and organised leader with great market awareness and excellent communication skills.

Key responsibilities include:

· Overseeing the marketing strategy for all Canongate titles and brand activity
· Running creative, effective and innovative marketing campaigns for fiction, non-fiction and children’s books – delivering bestsellers, managing brand authors, launching debuts and everything in between
· Developing Canongate’s brand strategy including overseeing the website and social media channels
· Managing, motivating and empowering the marketing team
· Representing marketing at key meetings including Acquisitions, Publishing, Design and all-staff meetings
· Managing marketing budgets and analysing marketing activity
· Developing pitches to attract new talent and maintaining existing author and agent relationships
· Working closely with the Publicity and Sales teams to drive sales

Key requirements:

· Significant experience of delivering book marketing campaigns
· Team management experience
· Great communication skills and the ability to work creatively and collaboratively with authors, agents and teams in-house
· Highly organised and adept at multi-tasking
· Enthusiasm for the books we publish and a determination to succeed

In addition, although not essential to this role, would be experience of running marketing campaigns for crime fiction books and international marketing.

Salary: £38,000 p/a+ (salary dependent on experience, hours and location)

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Jenny Fry, Commercial Director, detailing why you feel you are suitable for this role. Please outline your preferred working pattern if interested in a job-share and the office you’d work from. Email to recruitment@canongate.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 1 April.