Senior Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Are you a proactive, creative and confident marketeer with a strong understanding of the new brand and digital media landscape? Do you have a proven track record in delivering successful cross-platform promotional & marketing campaigns that will both create strong engagement with our readers and fame for our brands, that thrives working within a dynamic, fast-paced environment? We are currently seeking a Senior Marketing and Partnerships Manager to join the team.

So, who are we?

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?

  • Developing market-leading promotions with a range of partners that drive print sale.
  • Lead the Marketing drive around the National titles’ print subscriptions strategy by developing both acquisition and retention strategies.
  • Work closely with the Editors, senior key internal stakeholders, partners and agencies to successfully deliver market leading campaigns.
  • Effectively plan, implement and monitor media campaigns including the use of TV, radio, PPC promoted social and experiential, as well ensuring effective marketing across the Reach print and digital estate
  • Help manage Reach’s media agency and lead on the creative development.
  • Lead the Promotions digital CRM platform to help increase our subscriber base and create deeper levels of engagement.
  • Lead the marketing relationship Reach has with PR and promotional agencies.
  • Ensure a consistent brand and customer-led approach across all marketing activities and communications.
  • Line manage the Senior Marketing Executive and Marketing Executive including successfully managing workflow.

Who are we looking for?

  • Excellent client contact with a range of partners and agencies.
  • Strong background in developing a wide variety of high profile partnerships.
  • Proven creative who is able to create and develop new campaigns from scratch.
  • Strong understanding of promotional legal compliance, GDPR and drafting specific terms & conditions.
  • Experienced media planner with knowledge of managing and tracking the effectiveness of campaigns.
  • Ideally experience of working within or alongside a CRM function.
  • Excellent organiser with a proven track record in organising and delivering multiple projects at the same time to meet required deadlines.
  • Exceptionally strong communicator and presenter who is at ease in working and presenting to senior clients and agencies at C-suite level.
  • Proactive can-do attitude, willing to try new things and raise the bar.
  • Calm under pressure whilst managing multiple campaigns at pace.
  • Preferred experience within the media & publishing industry including working with editorial at varying levels of seniority.

Essential Behaviours

  • Collaboration – Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Determination – Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Imagination – Demonstration of creativity and innovation.
  • Customer Focus – Consider the Customer in everything we do.

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Job Information

Job Reference: 010765_1643800445
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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