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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary or training bursary: £30,000 - £34,000 per annum
Open to all
Apply by:06/07/2020 - 23:00

Marketing Manager

Are you a confident and creative marketeer looking for your next role? If so, this leading publishing house want you!

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent track record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. They are home to bestselling authors and brands including the likes of Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Gillian Flynn, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Glastonbury Festival, Ordnance Survey and the Hairy Bikers. They believe that every story matters, and their award-winning marketing team create high-impact, sales-driving campaigns to bring books to readers, speaking to Orion’s core brand value: ‘Our mission is to bring the best publishing to the greatest variety of people.’ 

Orion Books are looking for a Marketing Manager to join their team. Reporting into the Deputy Marketing Director, the successful candidate will lead their own campaigns for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles across all of Orion’s imprints, as well as occasionally working in collaboration with other team members on selected brand author publications. The successful candidate will be experienced in marketing with a creative flair. 


  • Write and communicate marketing plans
  • Plan major media campaigns
  • Build reader pre-awareness
  • Engage booksellers
  • Create print and digital marketing materials
  • Devise and implement paid and organic social media campaigns
  • Analyse and report on campaign performance
  • Play a crucial role in every step of a book’s journey – from acquisition to publication and beyond


  • At least four years' experience in a relevant marketing role
  • A proven track record of delivering outstanding campaigns and driving projects forward
  • Strong copywriter
  • Able to carefully plan and track budgets
  • Multitasker who always shows outstanding attention to detail
  • Understand how to reach different consumers with targeted messaging and initiatives
  • Have plenty of experience working with third parties on partnerships to broaden the reach of  campaigns
  • Fantastic digital skills are essential, including a thorough knowledge of all major social media platforms, experience implementing effective newsletter campaigns, and using creative tools such as Photoshop
  • Excellent knowledge of the publishing landscape
  • Able to build excellent working relationships across the business – in particular with colleagues in their editorial, publicity and sales teams – and demonstrate the highest quality author care

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