5 days ago
  • LevelSenior
  • ProfessionsCommunications Manager, Marketer, Social Media Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Expiry Date : 01.12.2022

Are you looking for the next step in your communications career?  If you are a creative individual with a passion for connecting our books and authors with international markets then this could be just the position for you.
Joining us as Senior International Communications Officer, you’ll play a key part in taking forward Penguin Random House’s International communications strategy. Working closely with retailers, distributors and overseas colleagues, you will be responsible for planning and executing campaigns to drive sales for our titles and also to build our Penguin Random House brand.

The Role

As part of our International Sales team, the role will be market-facing and driven by the needs of our customers and consumers. It will involve working imaginatively to design promotional material for both print and online, including catalogues, point of sale material and digital assets.  With a particular focus on Asia, Middle East, Africa, US and Latin America, you will be responsible for developing a thorough understanding of your territories and looking for new promotional opportunities within them.  Part of our strategy in these markets is to work with locally-based media, journalists, influencers and event organisers in order to spread our message effectively, so you may be called upon to help arrange author interviews, visits and events.
Whilst understanding the needs of your customers, you will balance these with the priorities of our varied publishing divisions, able to identify what’s most important and see that through to fruition. With direct marketing responsibility for three UK divisions (PRH Children’s, Penguin Press and Ebury), you will be integral to working with the UK teams and co-ordinating effective promotion of their titles across international markets.

The Opportunity

  • Play a key role in shaping Penguin Random House’s international communications with lead responsibility for specific territories and divisions
  • Work creatively on campaigns across the breadth of Penguin Random House UK’s publishing
  • Bring market-specific knowledge back to the publishing divisions to help shape tailored communications campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with sales managers, distributors and customers to drive sales in a range of international markets

Candidate Profile

  • Solid communications experience with the ability to combine creativity and commerciality to conceive, execute and evaluate campaigns that drive book sales
  • An exposure to international customers and experience working in Asian, Middle Eastern or African markets would be beneficial, or a demonstrable ability to work flexibly and adaptably with a wide variety of partners and customers
  • Attention to detail, excellent organisational skills and a proven ability to work to deadlines under pressure are key, as is the ability to work creatively, as you’ll be juggling different projects and priorities at any one time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential as you will be involved in regular meetings, both virtual and in-person, with customers and colleagues, and giving presentations
  • The role acts as a key liaison between international customers, sales managers and internal contacts so a proven ability to build strong relationships and work as part of a team is crucial
  • A passion for books and authors, and a desire to connect our content with the widest audience possible
We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. 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 meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person (mainly at our offices in Pimlico). The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.
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.

Skills Required

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management

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