Senior Campaign Lead - HarperFiction (FTC)

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: HarperFiction
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 25th Sep 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.70 (20804)

Job Description

An exciting fixed-term contract (10 months) has arisen to join the multi-award-winning marketing team within HarperFiction. We are looking for a creative, confident marketer with experience working in a busy and fast-paced trade marketing team.

As Senior Campaign Lead you will be responsible for planning and implementing strategic and innovative campaigns across a range of the leading names in fiction. The successful candidate will be a senior voice in the Fiction Marketing team, bringing their knowledge of the market and prior experience to produce outstanding campaigns.

About HarperFiction

At HarperFiction we create industry-leading, award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s biggest authors.

We are home to bestselling brands such as Agatha Christie, Jeffrey Archer, George R.R. Martin, Cecelia Ahern, Karin Slaughter, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dinah Jefferies and Bernard Cornwell, amongst many others.

We create unmissable launches, from British Book Award-winning Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, to bestselling debuts, Girl A by Abigail Dean and Bridget Collins’ The Binding, and breakout successes including Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, The Guest List and The Paris Apartment and Bella Mackie’s How to Kill Your Family.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience working in a busy trade marketing department

  • A strategic thinker with experience of leading campaigns for major author brands

  • Is an excellent communicator able to confidently lead campaigns and collaborate creatively with a wide variety of stakeholders both internal and external to the business

  • Is a creative and strategic thinker who is comfortable using consumer insight and market knowledge to produce market-leading campaigns with real impact

  • Has experience across the full marketing mix, with a particular focus on delivering digital campaigns that demonstrably drive sales

  • Is ROI-focused, able to effectively measure results and evaluate campaigns, and share learnings with wider team and stakeholders

  • Enjoys reading widely with an active interest in the publishing industry and a passion for commercial fiction

  • Is a team-player, looking to share their learnings with the wider marketing team in order to foster a culture of shared learning

  • Has a proven track record delivering digital excellence across a variety of online platforms, both organic and paid

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced commercial environment, able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritise with confidence

  • Has an active interest in the latest marketing trends and campaigns from across the book industry as well as the wider entertainment and media sector


  • Exceptional people skills

  • Strategic thinker

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Confident in all channels of the marketing mix

  • Excellent track record in generating great creative work with proven ROI

  • Creativity essential

  • Commercially astute

  • Calm under pressure

  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills

  • Excellent marketing skills

  • Experience working with major author brands in desirable


  •  Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office) 

  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days) 

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance 

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal 

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme 

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC 

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes 

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers 

  • Gym membership discount 

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only) 

  • Charitable donation matching and volunteering day 

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company 

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books 

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts 

  • Onsite prayer room 

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition Manager at with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days. 


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 25th Sep 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 25th Sep 2022