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Marketing and Publicity Campaign Manager - Young Readers



At Penguin Random House New Zealand, we strive to be the best home for our authors and people, the most service-oriented partner for our customers and to put readers at the centre of everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Auckland team for a talented Marketing and Publicity Campaign Manager to join the team to create and manage promotional strategies that connect Penguin Random House children’s and young adult books with readers (and the people who buy for and educate them) across evolving platforms, channels and networks, to drive sales growth.


The successful candidate will ensure effective marketing and publicity activities for campaigns including guiding social media content, web strategies and email newsletters; overseeing the design, production, delivery and design of promotional collateral; developing and implementing innovative publicity campaigns for authors across all media platforms, using a broad range of communication including press releases, phone pitching, and content marketing.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in a similar marketing and/or publicity role, preferably in the Arts sector
  • Willingness to manage a diverse range of publicity and marketing campaigns and be enthusiastic about tracking sales and celebrating successes
  • A 'can do' attitude paired with a curiosity for trying new ways of doing things
  • A demonstrable flair for creative thinking and persuasive copywriting
  • An agile approach to campaign planning, an ability to proactively address challenges, identify solutions and deliver on budget
  • Highly-developed attention to detail coupled with a high level of accuracy
  • Proven stakeholder management skills and the ability to multi-task effectively
  • A growth mindset
  • A full drivers licence
  • A passion for children’s and young adult books


This is a full-time role based in our Takapuna office. There will be occasional evening and weekend work, and very occasional travel outside Auckland.


If you are interested in this role, we invite you to apply now. All applicants must include a resume and cover letter when applying.


Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at and

Penguin Random House is committed to providing a workplace and culture that values diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business. We recognise and acknowledge the contribution of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes, however is not limited to, differences in gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family status and disability.


Company: Penguin Random House New Zealand 

Country: New Zealand 

State/Region: Auckland 

City: Auckland 

Postal Code: 0622 

Job ID: 180184

Date:  Nov 8, 2021

Auckland, AUK, NZ, 0622

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Marketing Manager, Manager, Media Publishing, Marketing, Sales, Management, Publishing

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