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Marketing Manager - Michael Joseph

Do you love good books and like to share and spread that love? Do you know what it takes to deliver a great marketing campaign? Then we want to hear from you.

Michael Joseph, a leading commercial fiction and non-fiction imprint of Penguin Random House is seeking two proactive and collaborative Marketing Managers to work on their bestselling titles, whether breaking the very latest authors to expanding the readership of household names like Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, Gregg Hurwitz, Giovanna Fletcher and Stephen Fry.

You will create from scratch marketing campaigns that turn heads, wow readers and make unmissable bestsellers that everyone is talking about. You will manage all aspects of campaign strategy, execution and campaign analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute integrated marketing campaigns for a range of our fiction and non-fiction authors, utilising the full media mix.

  • Analyse consumer data and use it to inform and guide campaigns.

  • Run your own advertising independently, as well as confidently briefing agencies and freelancers. 

  • Work closely with internal colleagues such as Publicity, Sales and Editorial to align strategy and deadlines.

  • Represent Penguin Michael Joseph at external meetings with authors and agents.

  • Prepare and execute pitches and presentations. 

Candidate Profile:

  • You’ll be creative, strategic and unflappable, experienced in juggling multiple projects, whether working to tight deadlines or planning next year’s award-winning campaign

  • You’ll have experience of working independently on marketing campaigns and You’ll be familiar with running a range of digital and social media advertising 

  • You’ll have excellent organisational and communication skills, with great attention to detail. 

  • You’ll be a collaborative team player who also enjoys flying solo, while big personalities and ambitious targets will not faze you.

  • You’ll be commercial and curious, always looking for inspiration from outside and first to utilise changes in digital media and technology within your campaigns 

  • You’ll show us a flare for design, an eye for the perfect presentation and have an ear for compelling copy.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter by midnight on Tuesday  21st February. As part of your cover letter we’d like for you to tell us about a recent marketing campaign (doesn’t have to be book related) that impressed you and why (in 200 words).

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £31,500 - £35,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to 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 regular meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person at our offices in Embassy Gardens as well as some out of hours work to cover author events including evenings and weekends. 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 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:

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:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee

Marketing Manager - Michael Joseph

Penguin Random House Group, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Campaigns, Publishing, Management, Marketing, Communications, Business Development
Marketing Manager - Michael Joseph
Salary description: 
£31,500 - £35,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits

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You’ll have experience of working independently on marketing campaigns and You’ll be familiar with running a range of digital and social media advertising