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CGP’s growing, and with more exciting plans in the pipeline we’re looking for a top graduate with some marketing experience to join our Sales & Marketing team.

In this role you’ll manage marketing campaigns that promote our books to schools and retailers. You’ll be responsible for everything from forecasting sales to signing off final marketing materials, and you’ll take part in trade and education shows too. You’ll run your own commercial projects and, in time, take ownership of key markets.

Why CGP?

  • We’re the UK’s No.1 educational publisher, with sales of over £35m
  • We do all our marketing in-house — we don’t use agencies
  • We’re independent and able to adapt to change really quickly
  • We’re proud to be different — a bit quirky
  • And we’re based in the beautiful Lake District!

Because we do everything ourselves at CGP, you’ll get to work with people in lots of departments and at all levels, so good communication skills are key. You’ll also need to be:

  • Commercially aware and numerate
  • Driven — motivated and excited by growing sales
  • Meticulous, with a creative eye to know what looks good
  • A self-starter — able to manage your own time

Have a read of Rachel’s profile below to find out more about what you’ll be getting up to.

Rachel — Marketing Executive >

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As a Marketing Executive, you’ll:

  • Manage marketing campaigns for new product launches — including product naming, branding and metadata optimisation, pricing and sales forecasts
  • Devise campaign activities to grow sales of existing ranges – to all customer types including bookshops, online retailers and school accounts
  • Work with in-house design and copywriting teams to plan and create exceptional marketing materials and content (print, internal and external web, and email)
  • Take responsibility for targeted projects that will grow sales in a variety of channels
  • Organise and run exhibitions, attend education or trade shows, and meet with key retail account holders

For the right person there will be scope, in time, to plan and run commercial projects, and to take responsibility for your own sales channel or specific retail accounts.

Skills & Attributes

A graduate with a degree from a top university, you’ll have some marketing experience already. Flexible and positive, you’ll enjoy working with people at all levels. You’ll also need to be:

  • Commercially driven — able to identify opportunities and offer great ideas to help our sales grow 
  • A confident communicator with colleagues within the company and important external contacts
  • Excellent with numbers and comfortable analysing data
  • Creative with a critical eye to know what looks good
  • Highly organised, with the ability to juggle several projects at once and manage your own time
  • A self-starter who’s able to take the initiative and solve problems independently
  • Self-aware — happy to listen to other people’s views and take feedback positively


Email us your CV and a cracking covering letter, filling us in on why this is the ideal job for you.  Remember to include details of your current salary and benefits when you apply.
01229 715709

Closing Date: Monday 29th November 2021

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