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Acting Marketing Director (12 month FTC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a talented an Acting Marketing Director for a fixed term contract, to lead our award-winning Marketing team. We want someone who will get stuck into the role from the get-go using their experience to lead and drive the team; to be a voice of authority, both internally and externally and to oversee the management of the Marketing team with several direct reports.

Who we are looking for

This is an opportunity for someone with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who has some management experience, as well as a string of successfully orchestrated award-winning marketing campaigns to their name. Experience across both fiction and non-fiction trade publishing with a particular emphasis on digital marketing would be preferred. It would be a good step up for someone at Head of Marketing level to gain some senior management experience within a dynamic and talented team.

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Acting Marketing Director will lead the development of the Marketing strategy across all of Headline’s imprints. You will act as a voice of authority within the business, working with all departments to enable your team to drive sales through strategic Marketing initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a big picture thinker and confident independent decision-maker with exceptional creative instincts and strong commercial acumen.

This is a one-year FTC starting in September 2022, covering a parental leave.

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, 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 be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

From chart-toppers to award-winners, conversation starters to comfort givers, HEADLINE offers brilliant books for every type of reader. We are home to some of the UK’s biggest-selling authors, whilst we continue to invest in new talent with bestseller potential. Among those authors are Maggie O’Farrell, Bryony Gordon, Bolu Babalola, Victoria Hislop, Neil Gaiman, and a roster of comedians, chefs and media personalities including Raymond Blanc, James Acaster and Matthew McConaughey.  With a bold creative conviction at the heart of everything we do, 2021 saw a stellar performance for Headline - shortlisted for Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards.

Our Commitment

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

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