Marketing Brand Manager, Transworld – London

Are you passionate about author brand marketing? Do you enjoy developing close working relationships with authors and agents? Are you bursting with creative ideas and always finding new and exciting ways to reach readers, both online and offline? Then Transworld needs you!

About Transworld

Transworld is looking for a new Marketing Brand Manager to support the Head of Marketing and Brand on campaigns that include some of the biggest fiction brands in publishing, from Lee & Andrew Child to Stuart MacBride, Sir Terry Pratchett to Sophie Kinsella. Additionally, you would be responsible for managing your own flagship brands, building careers for authors through Transworld’s Bantam imprint.

The Opportunity

This is a varied and complex role which will suit someone with proven experience of managing multiple campaigns running simultaneously, including those of well-known best-selling authors. This role is a rare opportunity for a marketer to join the brand teams of some of the most successful authors of the past decades, and the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate established skills in sustained brand awareness, sales success and audience growth for authors. to take care.

In return for your hard work, you’ll work with some of the most creative fellow editors in the industry, learning from a team of experts in a friendly, inclusive environment that values ​​individuality, champions creativity, and celebrates individual successes. and team. You will be involved in every step of the publishing process, from acquisition, designing the cover, designing pre-proofs, briefing external media agencies, attending retailer meetings, branding, author events and more.

What you will bring

You will be an excellent communicator and able to work independently while ensuring senior stakeholders are well informed of your work. In particular, you will have strong interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of the importance of building positive relationships with the authors you work with, alongside key fellow editors. You will enjoy building and nurturing these relationships and have the ability to adapt your communication style as needed.

You will be creative and organized, proactively anticipating major publishing moments, while being aware that new readers discover our authors every day and that an ongoing marketing approach is essential. You will be aware of the power of a strong multi-format catalog as a way to engage readers through brand partnerships, digital mailing list offerings, and engaging social media/newsletter content. You will be able to demonstrate excellent digital knowledge and react to new challenges with a positive attitude and be enthusiastic about the opportunities offered by an ever-changing editorial landscape.

Depending on experience, line management may also be part of your responsibilities, which we can discuss in an interview with the right candidate.

If this sounds like you, apply with a CV and cover letter by Sunday September 18 please direct your applications to Julia Teece (Head of Marketing & Brand). We look forward to meeting you.

As part of your cover letter, we’d like you to tell us about a successful business brand you admire, and why (in no more than 200 words).

What you can expect from us:

Brand Manager roles can attract between £29,500 and £44,500 within Penguin Random House. This role will likely be around £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonuses and perks.

While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognize that flexibility in where you work is equally important to doing your best and for your well-being. For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person at our offices at Embassy Gardens. We are open to discussing the exact balance between office and remote work throughout the recruitment process.

Our employees are at the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

• 27 days of paid vacation in the first year (plus public holidays), increasing by one day per year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life insurance
• Cycle to Work program
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension plan
• Summer working hours (depending on role)
• Volunteer policy and charitable twinning
• Employee Assistance Program
• Mentoring program
• Extended and gender-neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks through Penguin Random House UK
• Each site has first aiders trained in mental health
• We plant a tree for each new employee of our company

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organization, we are part of the “Give an Interview” program. This is where candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the position can register to access the next stage of recruitment. There may be situations where the volume of applicants means that we cannot interview all eligible applicants. We want to ensure that candidates with disabilities can perform at their best at every stage of the recruitment journey. If you need any adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to contact us at Remember, you only have to share what you are comfortable with so we can support your fit request. Read more about our approach here:

We work in partnership with The Book Trade Charity, which provides financial assistance to people wishing to enter the publishing industry. you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note that we are unable to accept agency CVs for this position. Any resume submitted speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

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