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Marketing Assistant, Performing Arts, Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Part of the Non-Consumer Division, Bloomsbury Digital Resources is committed to serving a global community of students, scholars, instructors, and librarians by providing creative online research and learning environments that deliver excellence and originality.

Whether it be primary documents, critical texts, historical archives, or the latest in video and audio resources, we are committed to enhancing the research experience with innovative, engaging, and dynamic digital resources of the highest quality.

Bloomsbury offers a very collegial working environment, with a dedicated and enthusiastic team committed to excellence and innovation.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager for Performing Arts, the Marketing Assistant will be a creative self-starter excited by the idea of working in digital publishing and building a brand within the library community.   This role presents the opportunity to be part of a highly entrepreneurial and inspired environment that that is collaborative, fast paced, and always looking toward what is next in publishing. The Performing Arts portfolio includes these digital learning resources: Drama OnlineBloomsbury Music and SoundScreen Studies and Bloomsbury Video Library.


Be strategic – Assist with and contribute to the execution of the marketing plan for the databases within the performing arts digital portfolio.  Help support the expansion of the Bloomsbury brand within this market. 

Be creative –   Participate in the development and implementation of the global integrated marketing activity for assigned products including but not limited to:

  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media
  • E-mail
  • Partnerships
  • Event strategy/conference marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising

Help create marketing materials and plans for the library and academic conferences we attend throughout the year.  Work with the Global Conference Manager to ensure digital resources are represented at all appropriate conferences.  

Be a Team Player  Work in close association with the global marketing and sales departments to further establish and enhance the brand and that of our products.  Act as a group point of contact for the sales teams and help with lead generation for the sales team for product launches and sales campaigns.

Be a Great Communicator  Liaise with other departments, especially Sales, Product Management, Product Development, and Editorial, ensuring open and effective communication.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and the imagination to conceive plans and promotions that excite and engage educators and the students they serve
  • A confident, creative, collaborative person with excellent communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to identify and capitalize on new opportunities 
  • A self-starter with a proven ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize workload
  • A flexible team player who enjoys new projects and building relationships with colleagues around the globe
  • Basic graphic design skills and knowledge of Photoshop and other design programs is a plus 
  • Knowledge and experience of Salesforce or other CRM database is a plus

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position with a salary of £25,000 p.a. It will be 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 Wednesday and Thursday.

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th February.

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:

  • Hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)
  • 25 days holiday, plus 3.5 days Christmas company holiday 
  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • 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
  • Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 10 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

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.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Marketing Assistant, Performing Arts, Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Social Media
Marketing Assistant, Performing Arts, Bloomsbury Digital Resources
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An entrepreneurial spirit and the imagination to conceive plans and promotions that excite and engage educators and the students they serve