Marketing Executive Vacancy – Children's @ HarperCollins (London)

Deadline: Ongoing

Salary: Competitive

HarperCollins is one of the UK's foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers and from fantasy literature to children's literature and enduring classics. We also publish a great selection of non-fiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books, and our digital business is thriving. With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world's foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition, we also publish the works of Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

Our Children's Marketing team are looking for a Marketing Executive. In line with the Children's marketing strategy, the Children's Marketing Executive will support the front list campaign team with the implementation of fully integrated marketing campaigns, designed to drive profitable sales of Children's titles, developing and strengthening key author brands. The role focuses on launching new titles by authors - whether long established, up and coming, or debut - and has a strong digital and social media bias.


  • Support the implementation of marketing campaign initiatives
  • Support the Campaign Director and Campaign Manager to ensure campaigns run smoothly, on time, and on budget
  • Collate and organise digital and print marketing assets
  • Own and build relationships with central marketing, the corporate comms team, and Collins education team to champion regular social and email coverage for our books
  • Create, test and send emails on time and own the email schedule and email reporting
  • Implement email growth strategy initiatives as set by the Digital Campaign Director
  • Own NetGalley relationship, working with Campaign Director and Campaign Manager to agree content
  • Implement pre-defined social media posts, and monitor performance of social media channels and HarperCollins Childrens' websites
  • Assist with digital advertising such as Google AdWords
  • Generate professional and persuasive B2B communications for use by UK, international and special sales channels
  • Work with UK and international key accounts teams to further develop existing relationships with retailers and distributors
  • Ensure that all administration enabling control and visibility of marketing spend is up-to-date and accurate
  • Achieve smooth running of team meetings
  • Source and manage work experience placements to the benefit of the team
  • Take ownership of the Campaign Planner
  • Keep the Culture Calendar up to date and share with key stakeholders
  • Take ownership of completion of AIs across all titles
  • Manage marketing asset delivery for the weekly Brand ID meeting
  • Generate sales reports and graphs for key titles / brands using Bookscan
  • Track and manage marketing merchandise stock / inventory at our central warehouse in Glasgow
  • Clearly demonstrate an understanding of competitors' strengths and weaknesses and retail trends to ensure continuous competitive advantage

Key Skills/Experience

  • Marketing professional with consumer marketing experience
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining relationships and communities
  • Experience managing multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Experience managing marketing / media agencies and suppliers
  • Social media savvy
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Experience of digital marketing
  • Previous experience of marketing in the publishing industry
  • Marketing qualification e.g CIM
  • Excel, Powerpoint
  • Email marketing
  • Strong eye for design
  • Copywriting and copyediting skills
  • Results focused, numerate and used to working in a highly pressurised environment
  • Social media publishing tools e.g. Hootsuite
  • Experience of email marketing platforms such as Silverpop
  • Passion for children's books & brands
  • Creative and innovative
  • High commitment to service provision and professional standards
  • Sense of humour

Please click here to apply via the HarperCollins careers website.