Brand Director, Penguin Classics (Penguin Press, 6-month FTC)

Is creating bold, innovative campaigns second nature to you? Are you a passionate advocate for the books you love? Could your brand expertise take Penguin Classics to exciting new places?

Penguin Press is looking for an innovative senior marketer join us as Brand Director, Penguin Classics on a 6-month FTC, covering a period of parental leave beginning in October 2022. This role offers a unique opportunity to work across the diverse scope of publishing from Penguin Press: from game-changing non-fiction, illustrated titles and poetry, Penguin Press is also home to the world-famous Penguin Classics.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Marketing Director, you will spearhead the marketing for Penguin Classics in the consumer landscape, through retail channels, partnerships, brand campaigns and online. You will also:

  • Develop and implement marketing strategy for the Penguin Classics brands and series publishing, as well as for newly published Classics titles: from acquisition to publication and beyond

  • Devise creative and visually striking campaigns for high profile author brands and non-fiction titles across Press’ publishing imprints

  • Take on some line-management responsibilities, as well as management of marketing colleagues on individual projects, and focused collaboration with mixed teams across Publicity, Editorial and Sales on a range of projects

About you:

  • Self-starter who can develop, and secure buy-in, for ideas from across the business

  • Creative and commercially aware, with a passion for design and visual identity

  • Thoughtful brand leader, engaged with culture beyond publishing

  • Talented multi-tasker who can set direction and solve problems

  • An understanding of the appeal and reach of Penguin Classics

  • Capable team manager, who can develop talent and collaborate across teams

Please apply with CV & Cover Letter (addressed to Ingrid) by midnight on Thursday 7th July.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: circa £50,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus benefits.

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:• 27 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 • Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK • 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 aDisability 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 http://[email protected].

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

Country:United Kingdom


City: London

Postal Code:SW11 7BW

Job ID:230886


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