Jobs

Working at Imagine That Publishing is an opportunity to be part of an innovative, creative and energetic company, with a success story that continues to grow.

We publish over 300 children’s titles a year across our multiple imprints in both the UK and international markets. Inspiring children to read, learn, play and create lies at the heart of everything we do.
 
Working at Imagine That comes with great benefits. Our picturesque riverside location is the base for plenty of social and wellbeing activities, including our weekly ‘Flying Elephants’ running club and Cycle to Work scheme, plus a company pension programme and 23 to 25 days holiday.
 
To join the Imagine That family and start making a difference to the next generation of readers, see our current vacancies below.

                 

 

Current Vacancies:

 

UK and Export Sales Director

We are looking to recruit a UK and Export Sales Director – responsible for the management of all English Language Sales outside of North America.

 

The person:

It is important for us that you can demonstrate the desire and hunger for sales growth, to ensure that you are fit for our team.

We would expect you to have a proven track record of sales leadership, sales growth, and examples to demonstrate how you provide customer value in your sales process.

Through the leadership skills you have developed over your career so far, you would be required to ensure your team converge with determination on the same path to success and work together to achieve their goals.

We are looking for a confident individual with a growth mindset, ready to challenge and be challenged.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Grow the budget for our UK and Export sales.
  • Build our market share with key customers whilst protecting discount and margin.
  • Identify new sales opportunities and refine our value proposition to new accounts.
  • Feed in future buying trends to help shape product development.
  • Negotiate on price, cost, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers.
  • Analyse commercial effectiveness of sales activity and use that analysis to develop sales strategies going forward.
  • Promote our ‘own brand’ or ‘exclusive’ product development capability.
  • Monitor progress of direct reports and regularly report to the leadership team.

 

Key skills:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven relationship builder, problem solver and customer champion.
  • Specialist within the Supermarket and mass market.
  • Established relationships within the UK and international English speaking markets excluding North America.
  • Proven motivator and leader.
  • Strategic thinker and contributor of ideas.
  • Proven track record in exceeding sales target.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and ability to use initiative.

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 


 

Foreign Rights Sales Manager

We are recruiting for an experienced Rights Manager to join our sales team, reporting to the Head of Foreign Rights. This role is ideally suited for someone looking to further their already successful career in Publishing. This is an opportunity to join a company that is on a clear path of growth and play a leading role in developing the existing customer database alongside nurturing new markets.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Sell co-edition and translation rights across our three children’s imprints to existing accounts.
  • Identify and research new business opportunities for sales growth.
  • Maximise rights sales turnover and profit for agreed territories.
  • Negotiate on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers.
  • Liaise with internal customers to satisfy the business and customer needs.
  • Manage annual trip budget and forecasting.
  • Attend book fairs and undertake regular sales trips to allocated territories.

 

Key skills:

  • Established rights sales experience within Children’s Publishing.
  • Experience in selling co-editions.
  • Strong and highly developed leadership skills.
  • Proven track record in exceeding sales target.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable.
  • Financially and commercially astute.
  • Proven organizational, time management and strategic planning skills.
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and ability to use initiative.
  • A professional attitude towards business practise.

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 


 

Trainee Administrator

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is looking to gain valuable office experience within a creative environment, with the potential for progression within to other departments. Your key focus is to help maintain a smooth and efficient office, be the first point of contact for phone calls and visitors and to take ownership of the day to day running and maintenance of all elements of an office environment. 

The role will be office-based in Woodbridge, but will work remotely until further notice.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Deal with incoming calls and post.
  • Greet visitors and provide refreshments.
  • Order supplies – stationery, refreshments and kitchen supplies.
  • General office tidiness.
  • Maintenance of office equipment.
  • Staff entertainment and company events.
  • Schedule meetings.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Assist with maintaining HR records, including replying to candidates with recruitment and updating holiday and absence records.

 

Key skills:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivated and ability to use initiative.
  • Organised and pro-active.
  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • Ambitious and keen to learn.
  • A professional attitude towards business practise.

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 


 

Speculative Applications

Are you a sensational sales person? Marvellous marketer? Dazzling designer? Excellent editor?

We are always interested in hearing from creative, passionate and driven individuals who want to work in the world of children’s books.

If you would like to make a speculative application for any of the departments listed below, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 
Sales
Sales Administration
Editorial
Design
Marketing
Production
Finance
Business Operations
 
We will hold your information on file and contact you if a suitable role comes up. If you would prefer that your details are not kept on file or circulated across departments, please let us know and we will remove your information from our database.
 
Don’t forget to keep checking our social media pages for details of job vacancies as they become available.
 
Good luck!