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Marketing Executive, Transworld (9m FTC)

Is your to be read pile 10 feet high? Do you always have a book recommendation at your fingertips? Would you like to spread the word about some of the world’s bestselling authors and brands, and be part of the team who discover the next big thing?


If this sounds like you, we have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to create audience-focused campaigns as part of the award-winning Transworld team. This role is offered on a 9-month fixed term contract up until September 2022, covering a period of secondment.


Transworld is a commercial publisher of fiction and non-fiction titles with a varied list, ranging from Alison Hammond to Sara Davies, Lee Child to Sophie Kinsella. Under our Doubleday imprint we publish award-winning authors including Kate Atkinson, John Boyne, and Markus Zusak. You might be working on a celebrity memoir one day, and a debut crime thriller the next.


This role involves liaising with editors, authors, and agents – getting to know their stories better than anyone. You’ll work to launch books into the bestseller lists, by understanding the audience for each book and then producing eye-catching promotional activity that drives intrigue and word of mouth both on- and off-line.


Combining your creativity with strategic thinking and commercial awareness, you’ll manage campaigns across a range of media; planning, briefing, and delivering content as well as reacting to new opportunities and shifts in the market.


Using your expert knowledge of a book or author, you’ll help our sales team bring retailers on board, so they champion the book from the word go. You’ll also talk to external partners, exploring opportunities to promote our stories together.


You’ll have experience of running your own campaigns, bringing bags of enthusiasm and ideas to each one, using your initiative to make the most of your budget, however big or small.


You’ll have proven experience of managing social media, not just understanding how it works, but what makes people sit up, listen, and engage.


It goes without saying you’ll have a passion for books, but you certainly don’t need to have worked in publishing before.


Whoever you are, we want someone ready for an exciting new challenge.


Please apply with your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Thursday 2nd December. Interviews will be held virtually from early December.


Salary: Up to £27,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus 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), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    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.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.


We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at

Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:


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: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 184403

Date:  22-Nov-2021

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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