Marketing Executive - Fiction

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: HarperFiction
  • Salary: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 16th May 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

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Job Description

An exciting opportunity 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 marketing team.

As Marketing Executive you will be responsible for planning and implementing campaigns, as well as supporting members of the fiction marketing team on delivering integrated and innovative campaigns for some of our biggest brands.

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, George R.R. Martin, Karin Slaughter, J.R.R Tolkien and Bernard Cornwell amongst many others

We also create unmissable launches, from British Bookseller Award-winning Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, to bestselling debuts including Girl A, The Maid and How to Kill Your Family plus the breakout success of Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, The Guest List and The Paris Apartment. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience working in a busy marketing department

  • Can demonstrate ability to plan, develop and implement creative, high impact, fully integrated campaigns

  • Proactively identifies opportunities for partnerships with third parties

  • Can create and brief design teams for digital, audio, POS and print advertising

  • Is experienced in social media content creation and scheduling

  • 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

  • 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


  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills

  • Social media native with experience of content creation for a variety of platforms

  • Experience of creating and optimising social media advertising campaigns

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Creativity essential

  • Commercially astute

  • Ability to use Photoshop to create social media assets

  • Experience in eCRM campaigns preferred


  • 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 CarbonNeutral 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 Senior Recruitment 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 Mon 16th May 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

Start your de-biased application