Marketing Manager, Transworld
Are you a keen reader of commercial fiction and non-fiction? Do you love working with authors, reaching out to readers and creating unmissable campaigns that produce bestsellers? Are you an experienced marketer who wants to bring books to as many people as possible? We are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our Bantam imprint to work on standout marketing campaigns for some of our biggest commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.
Transworld is one of PRH’s nine publishing houses, containing three distinctive imprints: Bantam, Doubleday and the newly created non-fiction imprint Torva. We publish a wide range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction by bestselling authors from Lee and Andrew Child to Alison Hammond, from Costa-winning novelist Kate Atkinson to Booker-longlisted Donal Ryan and many more. Working specifically on our Bantam imprint, this Marketing Manager role will work on a wide range of titles across commercial fiction and non-fiction.
Reporting into the Head of Marketing and Brand for Bantam, and joining our wider marketing team of thirteen, this is an opportunity to take responsibility for a number of campaigns working on a mix of established and debut authors. You will independently and confidently create, manage and execute creative and sales-driving marketing campaigns working closely with your colleagues in publicity, sales and editorial to ensure a joined-up approach.
In return for your hard work, you will get to work with some of the most creative publishing colleagues in the business, learning from a team of experts in a friendly and inclusive environment that values individuality, champions creativity, and celebrates individual and team successes. You will be involved in every stage of the publishing process, from acquisition to cover design, devising and executing campaign plans, brand strategy meetings, author events and much more.
What you’ll bring
You’ll have a proven track record of independently producing standout marketing campaigns in a commercial environment. You’ll also:
Have proven experience of working with authors and their agents, developing effective and long-lasting relationships with them
Inherently understand what makes a book work in the market and be able to respond to differing audiences and shifts in trends
Be highly organised with excellent time management to juggle concurrent campaigns
Have outstanding communication skills to be able to pitch ideas, report back to authors and agents and produce materials both internally and externally
Demonstrate analytical ability and financial awareness for your campaigns
If this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you.
Please apply with a CV and cover letter by Sunday 19th February. Interviews will commence shortly after, at our offices in Embassy Gardens.
As part of your cover letter, we’d like you to tell us about a recent commercial fiction or non-fiction title you have enjoyed and what made you pick it up (in no more than 200 words).
What you can expect from us:
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus 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 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: 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: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee