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Brand Manager: Hodderscape & Special Editions

Who we are and what we do

For the past 150 years and counting, Hodder and Stoughton has proudly published quality, bestselling fiction and non-fiction across some of the biggest brands in the world, and across a multitude of genres. Our authors include global sensations John Connolly, John Grisham and Stephen King, broadcasting stars Sara Cox, Clive Myrie, Graham Norton and Lucy Worsley, and contemporary fiction and literary gems John Connolly, Stephanie Garber, Mike Gayle, Sophie Hannah and David Nicholls, to name but a few. We are also proud to publish non-fiction hits by household names including Ella Mills, Stuart Broad, Johannes Radebe, Paris Fury and more.

We have enjoyed countless bestsellers, celebrated hundreds of awards and welcomed authors and colleagues from every part of the world through our doors. A passion for creativity, inclusivity and drive for ambition are imprinted on everything we have done throughout the past century and a half, and on what we do now.

What you'll be doing

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, creative and sales-focused Brand Manager to join the Hodder & Stoughton Marketing department in a new role, specialising in management of sales across the Hodderscape imprint with a focus on sales of special editions and platform management of bestselling authors.

This role, reporting into the Creative & Marketing directorate, has been created to manage, develop and significantly grow the reach and commercial impact of the Hodderscape imprint at Hodder & Stoughton, working with key stakeholders across Marketing, Editorial and Design to run our special editions business via specialist retail and D2C.

This role will assume responsibility for the project management of Hodderscape special editions via specialist retailers, working in tandem with the acquiring editor for each title as well as the author to ensure that every edition runs to schedule, high specification and to manage the important relationships with external retailers and suppliers of special editions. This will involve close work with Design and Marketing to ensure we are best showcasing and launching every edition with a view to maximising sales and revenue. 

This role will also plan, launch and run the new Hodderscape D2C platform, to include the D2C efforts for key genre-based authors at Hodder. Key success factors of this role will be significant revenue to the Hodder & Stoughton business via customer acquisition, retention and loyalty. Working alongside lead marketers across the Marketing department, you will be responsible for optimising the online sales platforms for Hodderscape's biggest authors.

Who we are looking for

You’ll be an expert team player, working closely with staff across all other departments, notably Editorial, Sales and Design, developing great working relationships and demonstrating strong skills across the marketing mix focused on conversion to sales. 

This is a perfect role for a reader who loves genre fiction, and would be suitable for anyone with strong market knowledge and experience working with and in marketing and/or sales in a creative environment. Publishing knowledge is beneficial but not essential for this role, but passion for this area of the market is key.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this:

  • 28 annual leave days per year, increases to 29 days after 2 years' service and goes up to 30 days after 5 years' (+ bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Rent deposit loans
  • 2 community days per year
  • Summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months)
  • Retail discounts through Hachette rewards
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wide-ranging training library
  • Development programmes (including mentoring)
  • Up to 70% off book purchases
  • A charity bookshelf
  • 12 Staff-led employee networks that are voluntary, including Gender Balance, Thrive, Pride, All Together, Wellbeing and religious networks
  • Season ticket loans
  • And much more!

The role will be based at our London or Sheffield office, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Our commitment

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.

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Brand Manager: Hodderscape & Special Editions

Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, London | Sheffield
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Brand, Publishing, Management, Marketing, Communications, Sales
Brand Manager: Hodderscape & Special Editions
Salary description: 
£35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience and location (+bonus +benefits)

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You’ll be an expert team player, working closely with staff across all other departments, notably Editorial, Sales and Design, developing great working relationships and demonstrating strong skills across the marketing mix focused on conversion to sales.