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Marketing Executive, Orion

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

Who we are and what we do

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. We are home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Erica James, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Gillian Flynn, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers, and our award-winning marketing team create high-impact, sales-driving campaigns to help bring these books to readers.

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will work on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles across all of Orion’s imprints, both in terms of managing their own campaigns as well as working closely with senior team members on major brand author publications.


From writing and communicating marketing plans, building reader pre-awareness and engaging booksellers, planning and implementing paid and organic social media campaigns, creating print and digital marketing materials, and analysing and reporting on campaign performance, you’ll play a crucial role in every step of a book’s journey – from acquisition to publication and beyond.

Who we’re looking for

Our ideal candidate will be confident, enthusiastic and full of ideas, with at least two years of experience within the publishing industry in a marketing role. You’ll be creative, a strong copywriter, be able to plan and track budgets and always show outstanding attention to detail in everything you do. You’ll understand how to reach different consumers with targeted messaging and initiatives, and have experience working with third parties on partnerships and/or competitions to broaden the reach of your campaigns.


Fantastic digital skills are essential, including a thorough knowledge of all major social media platforms and tools, and, ideally, Photoshop. You’ll also have proven experience of supporting a line manager and a busy marketing department, and be able to build excellent working relationships across the business – in particular with colleagues in our editorial, publicity and sales teams.

What we offer

In return we offer a creative and dynamic environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.

Hachette UK

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