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Marketing Executive

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital, and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

About the role
This role will primarily focus on our social media strategy across the adult list and imprints. It will boost our capabilities to develop brand and communities and integrate into the individual title campaigns being run by the Marketing & Publicity team. 
The Marketing Executive will work closely with the Director of Marketing & Insight and wider Marketing & Publicity team to grow our online communities and ensure our interactions are as effective as possible.


  • Develop the social media strategy and content strategy with the Director of Marketing and Insight 
  • Work with the team to plan and deliver digital and social activity for our titles
  • Lead on digital content creation, including video and audio – ensuring we are up to date in the latest platform updates as well as spotting trends
  • Manage audience engagement, creating full content plans to optimise relationships with communities
  • Building and establishing a network of content creators
  • Collaborate with global S&S digital marketers to ensure we implement a global digital strategy for company communications, including website updates 
  • Support the marketing team on campaigns where necessary

Personal Competencies and Skills

  • Creative when it comes to both visual and strategic thinking
  • Ability to write optimised copy for online 
  • Enthusiastic and proactive
  • Good team player and communicator
  • Has initiative and ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities


  • Experience of devising and implementing social media/digital marketing strategy
  • Experience of creating digital content to further brand campaigns and awareness building activity
  • Social Media Management experience, planning, writing, posting
  • Previously worked in a digital-first environment, with at least 2 years experience.


  • Experience of META, social media and Google advertising platforms 
  • Experience of working with international partners
  • Experience of working with within a communications team
  • Experience of working with talent.

Working at S&S 
Some of our benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year 
  • 8% Employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • 1 charity volunteer day for causes that you are passionate about
  • If eligible, work from home Stipend 
  • Group Income Protection (Risk Benefit)
  • Access to a Health Cash Plan
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office every Wednesday
  • Free Massage session each month
  • Discounts and rewards with participating retailers via The Benefit Store  
  • Free eBooks and audiobooks

Starting salary from £30,000

Location: London

Closing date: 11/03/2024
Please apply by attaching your CV and cover letter [with details of your current salary and expectations]

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for an initial screening. If your application is progressed, you will then be asked to attend a formal competency-based interview.
If you require any adjustments at interview, such as extra time or breaks etc, please let a member of the recruitment team know once they’ve been in touch.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

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Marketing Executive

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Executive, Publishing, Strategy, Marketing, Communications
Marketing Executive
Salary description: 
Salary starting from £30,000

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Previously worked in a digital-first environment, with at least 2 years experience.