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Marketing Executive - Grazia, TV & Real Life

Job Introduction

Our Team: 

The Customer Marketing Team’s role is to drive discoverability of our media brands, ensuring they enrich our audiences’ lives. By running innovative marketing campaigns to drive print, digital and membership sales, our obsession with our customer’s needs is at the heart of everything we do.

The focus of your role: 

We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join the Customer Marketing Team as Marketing Executive. The role will be working across market-leading lifestyle brands including Grazia, TVChoice and Take a Break - plus brand extensions and events, including The TV Choice Awards.

An enthusiastic self-starter, you will be responsible for supporting the Senior Marketing Manager and wider team in the implementation of effective marketing strategies to promote our brands via print, social, radio, digital media, third parties and events. You will be customer-obsessed, with excellent attention to detail and a willingness to get stuck in and learn.

Role Responsibility

  • Implement creative marketing tactics to achieve KPIs and deliver publishing strategies across all brands.
  • Compile post campaign analysis and have an opinion on how to refine/improve activity in the future.
  • Analyse sales and market data, including competitor performance.
  • Manage email activity across all brands, maintaining schedules and liaising with internal teams to build and sign off creative in a timely manner. Track performance to optimise engagement and work with the wider team to refine contact strategy/grow email databases.
  • Manage house ad schedules across all brands to drive awareness of key campaigns via print. Liaise with internal teams to ensure all ads are briefed, created and circulated to meet strict/often tight deadlines.
  • Brief in all print and digital artwork, ensuring brand consistency and tone are maintained throughout. Demonstrate excellent attention to detail ahead of circulating proofs, ensuring all assets are signed off on time.
  • Manage end-to-end social media campaigns across all channels.
  • Build a network of third-party contacts to deliver marketing activity to drive newsstand sales/reach new and relevant audiences e.g. reader offer cover promotions and competitions.
  • Work with the Acquisition Marketing Team (Subscriptions) to ensure consistency and brand relevance of subscription campaigns, assisting with digital promotion and event opportunities to drive subscriptions where relevant. Feed into Content Calendars for each brand to maximise promotion at key times of the year and ensure new covers/content are supplied in a timely manner.
  • Brief in research needs, interpret learnings objectively, report findings back to the business where relevant and offer ideas on how learnings can be used to support future marketing activity.
  • Work with the Retail Trade Marketing Team to maximise magazine circulation and in-store visibility where relevant, particularly in the implementation of covermount, bumper and travel pack promotions, and bulk activity.
  • Update brand websites using WordPress.
  • Write and circulate press releases to support key campaigns.
  • Raise purchase orders and track all invoicing expenditures for end of month accruals where relevant.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of each brand’s core values/positioning/target audience/reader behaviour to inform all marketing decisions.
  • Support the wider team with ad hoc tasks on a day-to-day basis.
  • The role may require occasional off-site working at weekends/evenings to ensure effective activation of partnerships.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven marketing experience – ideally within the publishing industry, although not essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptable with a positive attitude to challenges/change and a willingness to learn.
  • Confidence in establishing new and productive working relationships internally across the business and externally with third party clients.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced/dynamic environment.
  • Highly organised with an excellent eye for detail and the ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Logical approach to problem solving and intuitive understanding of our brands.
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Creative and analytically minded. Equally adept at generating ideas and leading creative executions on marketing material, as well as being competent in interpreting complex sales data to understand the impact of marketing activity on circulation and ROI.
  • Willing to contribute ideas on how to take plans forward.
  • Experience of delivering successful third party deals and partnerships
  • Experience of Office 365 (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint), plus Google Analytics.
  • Prior experience/knowledge of our brands and products as a consumer.

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development ((4) Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


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