Who we are and what we do
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and creative Marketing Manager to join the Hachette Children’s Group Marketing team. Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages.
We offer a creative and dynamic environment within an enthusiastic and collaborative team. There is significant opportunity for professional development within the role and, as part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.
What you will be doing
You’ll report to the Senior Marketing Manager, planning and delivering campaigns across our older middle grade and Young Adult list, ranging from established brands to debut launches. Our bestselling and rising star talent in this area includes Cressida Cowell, Piers Torday, Onjali Rauf, Leigh Bardugo, Juno Dawson and Alice Oseman, to name but a few.
We also publish Enid Blyton, and this role will include specific responsibility for overseeing marketing to support the brand.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will have substantial marketing experience, ideally within or relevant to the publishing industry. Demonstrable creative ability is vital, married with commercial awareness and a firm focus on ROI. You should be digitally savvy with a flair for harnessing social media, securing partnerships, an excellent copywriter, confident project manager and first-rate communicator. Resourceful and motivated, you will be buzzing with ideas and the knowledge of how to translate them into action, and juggle multiple projects with initiative and efficiency.
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
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.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
Salary range: £31,000 – £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date: 15th August 2021