Marketing & Communications Manager

  • Virtusales
  • Brighton, UK
  • 24 Apr, 2018
Full time Marketing Communications Marketing Executive Marketing Manager

Job Description

Virtusales is the creator of the industry leading Biblio3 suite of publishing software. Working with some of the world's leading publishers, streamlining their workflows and bringing efficiencies to their business processes with innovative software, exceptional service and a collaborative approach.

Our Biblio suite of publishing software run the processes for many prominent publishers including Penguin Random House, Hachette UK, Macmillan Publishers, Bloomsbury, Harvard University Press, Egmont, Walker Books and a large number of quality independents at home and abroad.

Having recently opened new offices in New York and Munich, we are looking for an experienced marketing professional to grow our head office team here in Brighton. The successful individual will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, devising strategies and managing objectives that will develop our already excellent brand and reputation worldwide.


Job Description:

Responsible for the global marketing, communications and public relations activities, the role will require a hands on approach to content creation and approval, while keeping visibility on strategic level marketing objectives and working to clearly defined company targets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan marketing and communication activities for UK, US, mainland Europe and ROW to include a 3-month rolling schedule
  • Produce creative, clever, engaging and persuasive content to keep employees and external stakeholders informed of company developments and maintain a positive image of the company, including company literature, websites, press releases, articles, whitepapers, social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter and Xing), marketing emails, presentations and sales tools, etc.
  • Work closely with regional offices and agencies to support their marketing, communications and public relations requirements
  • Undertake continuous analysis of competitor environment and prospective customers
  • Manage press relations including development of worldwide press database, building relationships with key press in four regions, and distributing and following up on information to press
  • Take overall responsibility for events globally (bookfairs, conferences, customer forums, etc.) including organisation of exhibition stands, sponsorship, presentation or speaker opportunities, event marketing, generation and organisation of meetings, etc.
  • Manage responses to sales enquiries (globally) and requests for information and proposals (in UK)
  • Take responsibility for company wide CRM, contacts, prospects and opportunities and produce monthly sales pipeline reports
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications
  • Work closely with design agencies to create and maintain a professional corporate identity
  • Overseeing the company's marketing budget

Person Specification:

The role will suit someone with:

  • A bachelor degree in marketing, communications or public relations (essential)
  • A professional qualification from chartered institute of marketing or public relations, and/or a relevant masters degree (preferable)
  • A minimum of five years experience working in the marketing / comms / PR department for a publisher, or B2B media company
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Confident, dynamic and empathetic personality
  • Creative outlook
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry will be an advantage, but not necessary