Art and Marketing Director

Job description

Working with the founding directors in a village near Bath, you will lead the layout, production and marketing of all Wild Things books, seeing each book through from concept to bestseller, in print, ebook and app formats. You will be rewarded with a £30-60k p.a. salary (dependent on experience), profit share, flexible working and 60 days of annual leave – so there’s plenty of time to take to the wilds yourself.


1) Liaise with authors and editors, to meet production schedules, taking final editorial control

2) Select images, research new images, adjust images, and ensure creation of gorgeous books and marketing assets

3) Flow text, maps and assets into InDesign templates and produce print-ready PDF files for print, ebook and apps

4) Create and curate associated sales and marketing metadata and assets, manage Wordpress website content, produce email newsletters and respond to content requests from press partners

5) Manage digital sales and advertising on key portals, including Amazon, app stores and social media channels

6) Develop marketing partnerships to increase brand visibility and sales

7) Research and update new titles, including researching and checking information using maps and online sources

Software Skills 

Adobe Indesign 

(Adobe Ilustrator)

Adobe Lightroom



Skills and experience

Copy editing skills

Art direction / image selection

Digital marketing

Business development 

(Knowledge of publishing / book industry / Amazon)

Work environment

You are an experienced, independent self-starter. You will live within easy reach of Bath and spend approx 2 days per week at the founding directors’ home office in Freshford near Bath (BA2 7WG, there’s a station, and river). Workloads will be higher in the autumn and winter, as books are being produced to tight deadlines. Marketing, promotion and sales activities follow, leading towards spring publication dates. The summer is spent researching and updating titles, and on core business development and maintenance, but it is a more flexible time in which to take the generous 60 days annual leave. Profit share will be higher for new titles that you have directly produced and marketed, but a base level profit share will apply to all sales.

How to apply

By end of Friday 31st May, please send CV and cover letter to Include links to examples of your layout/design/picture research experience, plus thoughts on how you would improve Wild Things sales and marketing. Please clarify your software skills, and your current location. Position to begin September 2024

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