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Children’s Marketing Manager – 9-12 months fixed-term contract

Salary: competitive.

Faber is a leading independent literary publisher. We publish a diverse range of high-profile authors such as Kacen Callender, Emma Carroll, Swapna Haddow, Jason Reynolds and Lauren St John, and we have a backlist containing the works of T. S. Eliot, William Golding, Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath, among many others. Faber’s Children's list spans picture books to YA crossover, through gift, graphic novels and non-fiction. We give teachers and educators the books they need to nurture, support and inspire children to become the great minds of the future. Faber is also a supplier of sales and distribution services to independent publishers and has a market-leading creative writing school.

We’re looking for a Children’s Marketing Manager (9-12 months fixed-term contract, minimum 3 days a week) to join the team. With responsibility for all marketing on Faber’s Children’s list, you’ll be a confident and creative campaigns marketer looking to contribute meaningfully to building the Children’s list and brand both within the trade and to consumers.

This is a role for somebody who can put digital marketing at the heart of our campaigns, who can brief beautiful artwork and stand out copy, with a brilliant understanding of the Children’s market, and how to get retailers excited about our books.  You’ll help us reach readers from ages 2 – 18, through picture books up to Young Adult fiction, with authors such as Jeffrey Boakye, Emma Carroll, Chris Mould, Jason Reynolds and Francesca Simon.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing all marketing campaigns for the Children’s list, working closely with the Children’s publicist and the Children's Communications Assistant to create coordinated, holistic and sales-driving campaigns
  • Providing marketing feedback at all stages of the publishing process including acquisition, covers and positioning
  • Building relationships with authors, illustrators and agents including campaign meetings and pitch meetings for acquisitions 
  • Producing proofs, presenters and samplers for trade sellin
  • Managing the Children’s campaign budgets
  • Digital strategy for Faber’s Children’s list social media channels
  • Working closely with the Children’s publicist to plan and execute exceptional events
  • Other duties as may be required that are within your skill and competence.

The position reports to the Deputy Marketing Director and we will consider applications on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum 3 days a week). This is a hybrid position and the candidate will be expected to work at least a day a week from our offices in central London.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to the recruiting manager on childrensmarketing@faber.co.uk quoting reference BS.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th March.

Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Hatton Garden (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 https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-privacy and our Data Protection Policy at https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-policy. Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Children’s Marketing Manager – 9-12 months fixed-term contract

Faber and Faber, London
Contract, Full-time, Part-time
Publisher
Administration, Campaigns, Publishing, Management, Marketing, Communications
Reference: 
Children’s Marketing Manager – 9-12 months fixed-term contract
Salary description: 
Competitive

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This is a role for somebody who can put digital marketing at the heart of our campaigns, who can brief beautiful artwork and stand out copy, with a brilliant understanding of the Children’s market