What you’ll be doing

Working within the award-winning Communications team, you will be responsible for implementing and planning marketing campaigns for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles across all of Orion’s imprints. This will include running your own campaigns, as well as supporting senior team members on some of our biggest brand authors and launches.  

From writing and communicating marketing plans, building reader awareness and engaging booksellers, to planning and implementing paid and organic social media campaigns, creating eye-catching print and digital marketing materials, and analysing and reporting on campaign performance, you’ll play a crucial role in every step of a book’s journey – from acquisition to publication and beyond.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate will be creative, full of ideas, detail oriented and highly organised, with a passion for connecting books to readers.  

Alongside demonstrable experience working on marketing campaigns, strong digital marketing, copywriting and communication skills are essential. You’ll be able to plan and track budgets and demonstrate an understanding of consumers and how to reach them across a range of platforms and work with third parties. Excellent social media skills are vital, and you’ll be comfortable implementing digital marketing campaigns across all major platforms including META, Twitter and TikTok. Knowledge of design platforms including Photoshop and InDesign is a bonus.

Impeccable organisational and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to manage key stakeholders and build excellent working relationships across the business at all levels. You’ll be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure, as well work collaboratively as part of a team.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

The Orion Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction. It’s home to a wide variety of bestselling authors and brands such as Ian Rankin, Adam Kay, Michael Connelly, Candice Carty-Williams, Reverend Richard Coles, Naoise Dolan, Cathy Bramley, Glastonbury Festival, and the Hairy Bikers.

In 2021 we won the Publisher of the Year award at the British Book Awards, and our award-winning Communications team has a proud track record of creating high-impact, creative, sales-driving campaigns to help bring our books to readers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplined team responsible for a wide variety of publishing. You’ll be working in a creative and dynamic environment, using a wide variety of essential marketing skills to bring our brilliant books to the widest possible readerships.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


£29,000 – £33,000, dependent on experience and location(+bonus + benefits)

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