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Marketing Manager, 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 and brands including the likes of Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Gillian Flynn, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Glastonbury Festival, Ordnance Survey and the Hairy Bikers. We believe that every story matters, and our 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.’ You can find out more about our mission statement and values here: https://www.orionbooks.co.uk/imprint/orion/page/about-orion/

What you’ll be doing

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.

From writing and communicating marketing plans and planning major media campaigns, building reader pre-awareness and engaging booksellers, creating print and digital marketing materials, devising and implementing paid and organic social media campaigns, 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

We’re looking for a confident, creative marketer with at least four years of experience in a relevant marketing role, and a proven track record of delivering outstanding campaigns and driving projects forward. You’ll be a strong copywriter, able to carefully plan and track budgets, and a multitasker who always shows outstanding attention to detail in everything you do. You’ll understand how to reach different consumers with targeted messaging and initiatives, and have plenty of experience working with third parties on partnerships to broaden the reach of your 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. You’ll have excellent knowledge of the publishing landscape, be able to build excellent working relationships across the business – in particular with colleagues in our editorial, publicity and sales teams – and demonstrate the highest quality author care.

What we offer

In return we offer a creative and dynamic environment and a competitive salary and benefits package. We also fully support flexible and remote working.

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.

Hachette UK

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