Market Analyst

Do you have an inquisitive mind? 

This is an opportunity for your market analysis and insight to prompt real business responses.

As part of the Strategy Team, this role provides the business with information on the book market through research and data analysis. You will explore UK and international market trends, sales patterns and competitor activity, drawing out and communicating clear, concise insights.

Your work will also inform and support the rest of the Strategy Team on a range of high-profile strategic and commercial projects. You will also be responsible for ad hoc market analysis for colleagues in Publishing and Sales.

We’re a small team, so you’ll need to work well independently on multiple projects at a time. You’ll need to be proactive and interested in driving change, both through your insight and analysis and through improving day-to-day data processes. Strong communication and relationship-building skills are necessary, as you will work closely with different colleagues across the business.

You don’t need a background in publishing and training and support is available for all areas, so here is what you do need: 

  • Experience of quantitative data analysis 
  • Excel skills (pivot tables and advanced formulae)
  • Ability to summarise key findings and present these as graphs and other visualisations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and an interest in the future of book publishing 


Also beneficial would be:

  • Interest in/basic knowledge of data visualisation (Power BI/Tableau)
  • Interest in/basic knowledge of SQL and/or Python


If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and cover letter by 13th May.


We are currently working remotely, but expect this role to transition back into our London offices when possible. All interviews will be conducted over video call.


Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits



What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

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

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW1V 2SA 

Job ID: 141445

Date:  26-Apr-2021

London, LND, GB, SW1V 2SA

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