Marketing Executive – Music

  • Employer Oxford University Press
  • Location Oxford
  • Application Deadline 02/08/2021

About Oxford University Press

OUP have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We’ve always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology of the time, and the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

We began publishing printed sheet music in 1923 and are now one of the longest-established and most respected music publishers in the world. Eminent composers published in those early days included William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Constant Lambert. Today OUP builds on this and is proud to publish many world-renowned composers including Bob Chilcott, Cecilia McDowall, John Rutter, Sarah Quartel, Gabriel Jackson, Howard Skempton and Mack Wilberg among many others.  

About the Role

We are excited to be looking for a Marketing Executive to join the Sheet Music team. In this diverse and wide-ranging role, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and delivering marketing campaigns with a strong digital focus for our products and composers and ensuring marketing plans and priorities are aligned with wider music strategy.  

You’ll be working with a range of internal and external stakeholders including other teams within Sheet Music, the wider Academic Marketing team, composers, music industry bodies, and designers. A typical day might include contributing ideas to a team meeting, writing the brief and copy for a digital advert, creating a graphic or video for use on social media, and writing a report on the success of a recent campaign. 

Key duties of the role will include:

  • Developing global multi-channel marketing campaigns to promote products and composers.
  • Delivering marketing plans according to agreed timescales and budgets, using a range of primarily digital channels including email, digital and social advertising, events / conferences, social media and web content.
  • Maximizing the marketing potential of events, networks and organizations within the sheet music sector
  • Measuring the success of marketing activities and continually improving outcomes though analysis and innovation
  • Working collaboratively with the MA to deliver aspects of campaigns, providing coaching and support on any delegated tasks.


This position is based in Oxford, however we’re all currently working from home at the moment due to COVID.  We are currently thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this, such as a blend of office and home working.

About You

You’ll be passionate about marketing with experience of delivering effective campaigns that support strategic marketing objectives, and have an enthusiasm for music (as demonstrated by your education, work, or personal hobbies and interests).

You will have:

  • The ability to work independently to plan and deliver effective marketing campaigns.
  • Some experience of digital marketing tactics and using social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience of working collaboratively within teams and with external stakeholders.
  • A demonstrable interest in music.


We really care about your work / life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidized membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies.

We help make your money go further by contributing up to 11% to your pension, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts.

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.

Please contact with any queries relating to this position.

Please see here for the full job description. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.


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