Deputy Head, Children's Campaigns

Location
London
Salary
Competitive + benefits
Posted
06 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jun 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior children’s publicist or marketer to develop their leadership qualities and shape strategies to directly drive sales growth. 

As Deputy Head, Children’s Campaigns you will oversee UK consumer and trade activity across Quarto’s children’s lists including Wide Eyed Editions, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, words&pictures and QED. Working closely with the Campaigns Director you will manage and implement publicity plans and marketing strategies that drive sales for the Little People, Big Dreams series, Pre-school and Education. You will collaborate with UK Sales to develop Trade activity and be responsible for delivering an exciting AMS revenue growth target.

You will manage the day-to-day children’s budget and title allocation, reporting to the Campaigns Director. You will enjoy having a leading role in energizing our children’s team to achieve their goals, collaborating with our US colleagues and providing an experienced voice for Publishers.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) campaign execution, budgeting and reporting
  • Little People, Big Dreams brand management within global growth strategy including budget, consumer, retail activity and online presence
  • To manage Pre-school and Educational PR/marketing campaigns across lists, including partnerships, core outreach, Levelling and resources
  • Plan and execute effective lead title PR/marketing campaigns supported by the team
  • Trade marketing – develop key account and wholesale school/library promotional strategies and attending meetings
  • Leadership – line manage Children’s Campaigns Officer and freelancer(s), plus manage the Children’s responsibilities of the Communities and Social Media Executive

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Enthusiastic, focused team player with people management experience
  • Direct experience running AMS campaigns
  • Excellent knowledge of children’s 0-12 age marketing opportunities including school and library associations, pre-school and non-fiction
  • A demonstrable interest in community building and children’s PR
  • Hard-working, proactive, collaborative – enjoy working with close-knit teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication including internal and external relations plus effective writing, briefing, pitching, presenting
  • Confident negotiator
  • Exceptional organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, with experience working across multiple imprints

Desirable

  • Passion and drive to deliver for a strong growth area of the business
  • A flair for creative marketing to make our design-led titles stand out in the market
  • Independent yet collaborative – able to use initiative to realise effective, efficient working practices

Salary

Competitive + benefits

Please send CV and covering letter to the Campaigns Director, Katherine Josselyn

 

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