Job title: Assistant Marketing Manager, Humanities
Company: Berghahn Books
Location: Oxford, England
Salary: Competitive
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected]
Closing date: 10 February, 2023

Job description

Berghahn Books is seeking an Assistant Marketing Manager to handle all marketing activities for our humanities titles, with a focus on our History list. We are looking for a creative marketer ready for their next step in publishing. Excellent communication skills and organisational abilities are required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute marketing plans for new titles, including social media, digital and traditional advertising, publicity, catalogues, launches, enewsletters, etc.
  • Develop relationships with librarians, academics, and other influencers to promote brand awareness and develop knowledge of the market
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing teammates on cross-subject promotions and backlist campaigns
  • Work closely with Editorial on title positioning, messaging, and targets for new titles, conference planning, and sales review analysis
  • Helping in any other aspects of sales and marketing as needed

As an independent press, this position will offer a great opportunity to learn many facets of the publishing process while putting you at the forefront of the latest marketing strategies in the scholarly publishing space.


  • 5-7 years’ experience in publishing
  • An interest in scholarly publishing is valuable and a background in social sciences a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and a good command of English grammar and spelling as well as proficiency in Word processing are required
  • Knowledge of Excel, MailChimp as well as basic desktop publishing skills, such as familiarity with InDesign, a plus

Remote option:
It is preferred for candidates to reside in the Oxfordshire vicinity and be able to commute to the Oxford office on a flexible schedule; however, qualified remote applicants will be considered.