Communications & Brand Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London

Date Posted: April 5, 2024

The successful candidate will be a confident communicator, with a keen eye for impactful design and strong commercial acumen. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Communications & Brand Manager to join one of the UK’s most exciting independent publishing businesses. 

In this role, you would be part of a dedicated team in helping to successfully deliver ambitious growth plans. You report to the Sales and Marketing Director and work across divisions to produce creative and consistently branded external and internal communications. 

Key responsibilities: 

Group communications:

  • Create and manage brand development(s)
  • Create and deliver external Group communications
  • Create and deliver a monthly internal company newsletter
  • Ensure the website clearly and concisely communicates the company (and its divisions’) goals, identities and values
  • Apply rigour and appropriate guidelines for logo use, standardising the presentation of each of the lists in an appealing, adaptable and enticing manner 
  • Optimise all corporate communication opportunities, for example in iterated messaging and author promotion in company email signature
  • Create templates for all key internal presentation documents (for example, helping the Sales, Marketing & Publicity team to report on company updates/achievements)
  • Manage any corporate branding, merch, company communications such as business cards, comp slips, headed papers etc
  • Oversee corporate photoshoots and related corporate visuals
  • Create and coordinate Group and imprint trade awards submissions
  • Coordinate and submit the calendar of literary prize submissions

Trade Communications:

  • Manage overall retailer sell-in pitch deck, empowering colleagues with the slides, bullet points, visuals, comparisons, campaign elements, and punchy one-line pitches they need to give the best chance of securing support
  • Creation of reactive marketing communications, i.e. if film/TV adaptation is announced, a major positive review received, if sales milestones are reached, present that with confidence
  • Manage the creation of and design of all cross-divisional sell-in materials, including twice-yearly Group catalogues and key order forms
  • Assist, as needed, with layout templates for author pitches, launch meeting slides
  • Develop key customer and partner communications, in the UK and internationally, delivering high quality branded content, including corporate videos, publisher-level trailers, or where sales conference contributions require staging and coordination
  • Oversee direct customer communications and service
  • Help to deliver new title information according to the critical path across the company, and develop effective workarounds where required 
  • Optimise company branding, messaging, and house styles on key platforms including Edelweiss
  • Copy write and manage the Bookseller Seasonal Buyer’s Guide/Monthly submissions and other themed guides to showcase the list to the trade press
  • Lead the design implementation to achieve maximum visual impact with space at fairs and conferences

If you are excited by this opportunity, please contact Charlotte with your CV at:

charlotte@wonderfulideasproject.com

At Wonderful, we are dedicated to promoting diversity in all its forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that promotes equal opportunities for wonderful people. We actively encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply and warmly welcome all individuals with exceptional abilities, irrespective of their background.