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Marketing Executive, JKP

Who we are and what we do

JKP is an award-winning, global publisher committed to publishing books that celebrate diversity and encourage social change. We have published books on autism, social work and arts therapies since we started, in 1987. More recently, we have broken new ground in the fields of mental health, gender diversity, adoption and fostering, and special education. In 2006, our Singing Dragon imprint was born, the home to our professional books on Chinese medicine and complementary therapies, yoga therapy and nutrition. In 2004 we opened our office in Philadelphia, USA, and in 2017 we became part of the John Murray Press division of Hachette UK. In 2020, we won the British Book Award for Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year.

What you’ll be doing

Are you looking to take your next step in marketing and develop your marketing skills? Do you have enthusiasm, fresh ideas, and the drive to learn and innovate?

We are seeking a new Marketing Executive to join our supportive and dynamic team: if you answered yes to the above, then we want to hear from you!

Working as part of a global team, you will be taking on marketing responsibility for our Singing Dragon imprint – home to authoritative books for professionals and the general reader on topics such as Chinese medicine and complementary therapies, yoga therapy, health, and nutrition.

You will be responsible for: devising, creating and delivering campaigns, executing digital and social media marketing, planning catalogues, attending conferences, organising digital events, building third party partnerships, designing marketing collateral, supporting authors and more.

This is a varied role, suitable for someone keen to develop their capabilities across the full marketing mix, with the opportunity to take marketing ownership of a successful imprint.

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you…

  • Thrive in a team environment where you are encouraged to share ideas
  • Have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Are a fluent, accurate and persuasive copywriter
  • Are a natural communicator – confident in building strong relationships with colleagues, authors and third parties
  • Can develop a deep understanding of the market and the issues that affect and influence customers
  • Are driven by results and understand how they inform marketing strategy
  • Have a strong design sensibility
  • Have a demonstrable interest in marketing and wider industry innovation
  • Are passionate about social change
  • Have 1-2 years of marketing experience (gained through working in publishing or a similar industry is desirable but not essential.)

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, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol.

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at one of our UK offices, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

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

Apply here

Salary range: £25,000- £27,500 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 15th August 2021