3 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Marketing Executive
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Closing Date : 24th October 2021

Do you love reading and talking about popular books?
Would you like to market some of the world’s bestselling authors and brands?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to create audience-focused campaigns for Penguin Michael Joseph.
Penguin Michael Joseph publishes a diverse range of commercial books and authors – including, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver, JoJo Moyes and Dawn French. You might be working on a celebrity memoir one day, and a gripping crime mystery the next.
From day to day, you’ll be liaising with editors, authors, and agents – getting to know their stories better than anyone. You’ll then plan how best to launch their books into the bestseller lists, by producing eye-catching promotional activity that drives intrigue and word of mouth on- and off-line.
Combining your creativity with digital awareness, you’ll manage campaigns across a range of media, planning, briefing and delivering content as well as reacting nimbly to shifts in the market.
Using your expert knowledge of a book or author, you’ll help our sales team bring retailers on board, so they champion the book from the word go. You’ll also talk to external partners, exploring opportunities to promote our stories together.
You’ll bring bags of enthusiasm and ideas to each campaign, using your initiative to make the most of your budget, however great or small.
It goes without saying you’ll have a passion for books, but you certainly don’t need to have worked in publishing before.
You’ll also have a knack for social media, not just understanding how it works, but what makes people sit up, listen and engage.
Whoever you are, we want someone ready for an exciting new challenge.
Please apply with your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Sunday 24th October. Interviews will be held virtually from November.
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
What you can expect from us
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:
  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Personal Learning Allowance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Summer working hours (role dependent) 
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mentoring programme
  • Extended Parental Leave policy 
  • 60% Discount on Company books
  • 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.

Skills Required

  • Marketing
  • Communication Skills

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