Senior Marketing Manager, Hachette Children's Group
Who we are and what we do
Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes a huge range of books for children and young people from the ages of 0 to 18. Our stable of author and illustrator talent includes Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Patrice Lawrence, Juno Dawson, Francesca Simon, Dermot O’Leary, Onjali Q. Raúf, Matthew Syed, Bryony Gordon, Giles Andrae, Lauren Child, Kes Gray and Jim Field, to name just a few. We are also the owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment.
The award-winning Hachette Children’s Group Marketing Team is responsible for delivering creative, strategic, results-driven campaigns for our books, across new launches and established brands.
What you’ll be doing
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Marketing Manager to join the Hachette Children’s Group Marketing team for one year, in a maternity cover role, focussing on middle grade, teen and YA publishing.
Reporting to the Group Marketing and Communications Director, you’ll be responsible for planning, presenting and implementing your own campaigns and overseeing the campaigns of a team of three, to deliver industry leading marketing for Hachette Children’s Groups 8+ fiction and non-fiction titles and authors and illustrators, through all channels and markets.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will be an experienced strategic marketer with solid management experience and a broad understanding of a wide marketing mix for both B2B and B2C channels. Creative and self-motivated, you will have a strong track record of developing and implementing marketing campaigns. You’ll be confident delivering activity across the full marketing mix, always drawing upon insight to inform your plans.
This is a broad and varied role, and we are looking for somebody who will embrace working collaboratively with teams across the organisation.
We need you to bring a positive, can-do approach and build strong relationships with your direct reports, immediate team, other departments, as well as external agencies.
We’re looking for someone highly motivated, resourceful, adaptable and creative, who will bring new ideas, a passion for children’s publishing and knowledge of the children’s book market.
What we offer
You will be joining a creative and dynamic environment within a highly collaborative team and has the opportunity to work on some of the best middle-grade teen and YA fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators in the market. This role is based in our London office.
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.