Are you passionate about the power of books to make life better?
Ebury, part of Penguin Random House, is the UK’s leading non-fiction publisher. We are a dynamic and agile team, constantly discovering new talent, creating bestsellers, and growing author brands. We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to join the team and work across our wellbeing publishing
About Ebury, and the Self-hub
This role will be working on marketing campaigns for our Self publishing imprints – Vermilion, Rider and Happy Place Books. These lists have unrivalled expertise across personal development, health, wellbeing, parenting and spirituality. We publish books that inform, empower and spark new directions from an incredible list of inspirational authors including Brené Brown, Yung Pueblo, Fearne Cotton, Wim Hof and Oprah Winfrey.
The role and key responsibilities
As part of the Ebury Communications team and our Self Hub, you’ll help take our books to new audiences, working closely with authors, agents, editors, publicity, sales and international to deliver engaging and joined-up marketing activity.
Key responsibilities include:
Planning, implementing and analysing digital marketing campaigns for a range of titles through the year on the Self Hub list
Supporting senior communications colleagues on major platform and headliner campaigns
Keeping abreast of trends and influencers in our core subject areas and feeding into new projects and acquisitions meetings
Being a team player across the Self hub team and assisting with cross-functional team activities and events
Representing the Self hub list internally and externally, generating buzz around our books
Building and developing excellent relationships with authors, agents, brand partners, retailers, influencers and internal and external stakeholders
Identifying opportunities to reach new audiences
What you’ll bring
We are looking for someone with lots of initiative and creativity, who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple deadlines, and flex and prioritise with confidence. A strong understanding of digital marketing and an interest in discovering innovative ways to reach new audiences online is key, as is a real passion for books as solutions and inspiration for life’s challenges.
You will be an organised, flexible team player who is brimming with ideas and the drive to make them happen. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to confidently present ideas and feedback on team projects. You’ll be creating target-driven marketing campaigns and expanding our network by building relationships with influencers and brands.
This role will suit someone with publishing, broadcast, start-up, marketing or social media agency experience, however, we welcome applicants from any sector with the relevant skills - if you have a passion for books, we want to hear from you.
How to apply
If this sounds like your next role, please apply with your CV and cover letter by 11:59pm on Thursday 1st June.
As part of your cover letter, please answer the following question (in no more than 200 words): Tell us about a recent non-fiction book you read and why you enjoyed it.
What you can expect from us
Salary: circa £30,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits
While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing. For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person at our offices in Pimlico. We operate with a combination of days working from home alongside regular days in the office every week and can discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
• 27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance programme
• Mentoring programme
• Extended gender neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
• Each site has trained mental health first aiders
• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: http://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: https://btbs.org/grants
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.