Metadata and Marketing Insight Assistant, Vintage

Can you help us find the right words?


Support the Vintage team in connecting some of the most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trailblazers to our red spine Vintage Classics – with online customers across a range of audiences. Vintage is part of Penguin Random House, the world’s leading trade publisher.


Vintage Books is looking for a Metadata and Marketing Insight Assistant to play a key role in ensuring our titles are fully optimised to drive online discoverability and sales and in providing audience insight and analysis to inform business decisions.


This is an exciting, brand-new opportunity for someone looking to start a career in publishing. You’ll work closely with marketing and editorial teams, using data and insight to understand and implement the search terms people use to find books online and the words that will persuade them to click and buy.  


Day-to-day, you will be responsible for a range of tasks, from running reports relevant to Vintage’s publishing, in particular relating to the Amazon platform, to making metadata (such as keywords) and copy recommendations and making changes to book records. You’ll also use audience insight and social listening platforms to inform marketing campaigns.


You’ll be a confident copywriter with forensic attention to detail, a head for numbers and the ability to spot a trend. You’ll be methodical as well as curious, a keen reader and excited about data-driven solutions. A team player who can also be resourceful and independent-minded, you’ll be able to prioritise and multi-task. In the role, you’ll keep up to speed on best practice SEO.


The role reports to the Senior Data and Marketing Insight Manager. Whilst we are currently working remotely, we expect this role to transition to our Embassy Gardens office in Vauxhall, London.


If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and cover letter, telling us about what makes you engage with a book on the Amazon platform and why.


All interviews will be conducted virtually and the deadline for applications is Sunday 1st August 2021.


What you can expect from us:

Salary: You‘ll start on £24,000. Expect a £1,000 increase on your first anniversary in this role and a further £1,000 on your second to reflect your growing contribution.

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.

As a Disability Confidence 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: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW1V 2SA 

Job ID: 161362

Date:  21-Jul-2021

London, LND, GB, SW1V 2SA

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