Marketing Director, Brands and Gallery Kids & Gallery YA

222 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB, UK Req #135
26 March 2024

Simon & Schuster UK is one of the leading general book publishing companies in the UK and was named Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2022 and 2023. They also won Children’s Publisher of the Year in 2023. Based in London with sister companies in the United States, Canada, Australia and India, the UK division has four imprints: Gallery, Scribner, Simon & Schuster; and Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, which publish a wide and eclectic mix of authors ranging across commercial fiction, literary fiction, general non-fiction, and children’s publications. Home to bestselling authors and award winners, Simon & Schuster UK is a publishing house of quality writing and a proud home to its authors and their exceptional work. It also runs a sales and distribution service for a number of independent and international publishers including Andrews McMeel, Black Library, Boom! Studios, Elliott & Thompson, Inner Traditions, Rebellion and VIZ Media.

Simon & Schuster International is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. They are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators, and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance.


The Children’s Publishing Division

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is a high performing, dynamic division of a fast-growing and ambitious publisher, and the current British Book Awards Children’s Publisher of the Year. As we seek further sustainable and profitable growth, and build on our culture of excitement and ambition, we are growing our team across several departments.



The Job Profile

Award-winning Simon & Schuster Children's Books is seeking a driven, creative, highly commercial and digitally-savvy Marketing Director to join one of the fastest growing and most dynamic Children’s Publishers in the UK. This newly created Marketing Director role will take responsibility for an allocation of author and series brands, and will also lead Marketing strategy for our newly launched platform-led Gallery Kids and Gallery YA lists. A member of the Children’s Leadership Team, the Marketing Director will report into the Deputy Managing Director and be responsible for a team of 3.


The Job Role

You will be responsible for developing and leading brand marketing strategies, trade and consumer facing campaigns for allocated Author and Series Brands and for the two Gallery imprints that sit within the Children’s Division.


You will work in collaboration with Deputy MD and Marketing & Publicity Director and their teams to create and implement digital brand strategies to grow and maximise owned channels.  You will drive collaboration and shared understanding to maximise the potential of global brands with internal, external and international stakeholders.


You will lead and empower your team to share data-led learnings and put innovation and creativity at the heart of their campaigns, and be a productive voice in all conversations around Brands and the Gallery imprints 


The Candidate Profile

You will have experience of developing and implementing smart and creative consumer brand strategies across both on and offline, with a proven passion for building consumer-focused brands and IP, and excellent consumer (reader and purchaser) focus and insight to drive engagement and sales.


A real enthusiasm for team leadership and bringing the best out of the team so that you hit commercial targets, promote innovation and aim to be a best in class, award winning team is key. You must be highly organised and able to manage multiple competing deadlines, prioritising and delegating effectively, whilst dealing with multiple stake holders both in the UK and global.

Simon & Schuster UK is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression.

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Other details

  • Job Family Marketing
  • Job Function Marketing / Promotions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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  • 222 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB, UK