August 2016: Jobs & Opportunities round-up

Eloise Wales, Content Manager

Our all-new monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology.

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Content Assistant – Electric Word plc

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Electric Word plc.

Are you looking for a fantastic new content job in a digital environment?

Our newly created content assistant job in our in-house content team will enable you to experience the full range of digital content team activity, from editing and proofing, to developing marketing content, blog writing and growing our social media presence. We are a dynamic company in the media sector based near Tower Bridge in London. We are ready to invest in your development if you are ready to learn fast on the job in a creative team and contribute to our success!

This job is offered on a 6 month fixed term basis and there is the possibility that it will extend into a longer term or permanent role. We are offering a salary of between £22,000 and £24,000 per annum dependent on experience. Our benefits include free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ annual leave with ability to flex and season ticket travel loans.

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Head of Digital Marketing: Penguin Random House

Deadline: Friday 5 August, 2016

Are you a motivated people person with a passion for digital marketing?

We are recruiting for a Head of Digital Marketing (Maternity Cover) who will help evolve a first class marketing infrastructure for Penguin Random House UK, ensuring our business has access to the most effective digital marketing tools and partners to connect our books and authors with readers.

You’ll be responsible for leading the Group Marketing team, made up of digital marketing and analytics specialists. You and your team will offer guidance and support to the Penguin Random House publishing divisions across all digital marketing activities including analytics, paid, social media, email marketing, SEO and affiliate marketing.

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Digital Business Analyst: Penguin Random House

Deadline: Sunday 7 August, 2016

Penguin Random house (PRH) are looking for a talented and experienced Digital Business Analyst to work on a key programme of work focussing on delivering change within our digital division. Our progressive digital division is looking to further refine our web properties as well as deploy and champion our current web platform across the UK enterprise.

The ideal candidate will be used to working with digital teams, senior executives, 3rd parties such as agencies, software developers (internal and external) and technical teams as well as project/programme managers.

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Senior Audio Editor – HarperCollins

Deadline: Monday 8 August, 2016

HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers and from fantasy literature to children’s literature and enduring classics. We also publish a great selection of non-fiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books, and our digital business is thriving. With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world’s foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition, we also publish the works of Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

Our industry leading, award-winning audio team are looking for a Senior Audio Editor to manage the day-to-day running of the Audio Publishing programme for our Fiction/Non Fiction and Avon lists.

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Visiting Lecturer in Interactive Narratives / Digital story telling –

University of Hertfordshire

Deadline: Sunday 14 August, 2016

The School invites applications for Visiting Lecturers for the following area: Visiting Lecturer in Interactive Narratives / Digital story telling

We require a Visiting Lecturer to cover a creative project in interactive narrative and/or elements of game design. You will be expected to have knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Background in interactive narrative / theory and/or game design
  • Support students in the production of a digital interactive narrative piece / game

The focus is on ideas of branching narrative and narrative – led game play. (Software skills in these areas could be beneficial but not required).

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Communications Internship – Unbound

Deadline: Tuesday 16 August, 2016

This is a fantastic opportunity for a personable bookworm to gain a comprehensive insight into the world of publishing.

Unbound takes an innovative approach to the book publishing process by building a closer relationship between writers and their readers. They provide authors the platform to pitch their ideas then let readers decide which books get written.

Unbound are looking for an organised individual who loves reading to join their experienced team for this six-month internship.

During this placement, the successful candidate will gain a full understanding of how a forward thinking, book publishers operates. Here they will learn how to provide day-to-day author care and carry out basic publicity tasks.

The intern will receive training on client customer care, basic HTML coding and will also learn how to identify publicity opportunities.

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Communications and Partnerships Manager – House of Illustration

Deadline: Wednesday 17 August, 2016

House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery and education space dedicated solely to illustration, with a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events. Founded by Sir Quentin Blake it opened in July 2014 at the heart of London’s King’s Cross regeneration area. It is the place to enjoy all forms of illustration, past and present, British and international – from lithographs to animation, political cartoons to picture books, scientific drawings to fashion design.

The Communications and Partnerships Manager will work across the marketing, press and fundraising departments. This is a post in a busy and dynamic team that will involve a varied workload working with colleagues across a range of areas. It will involve devising and implementing House of Illustration’s marketing and press strategy, including social media, for exhibitions and events and forming new corporate partnerships.

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Programme Manager – British Council

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 19 August, 2016

In an exciting new development for the British Council’s Arts programme, we are about to fully immerse ourselves in the world of games and interactive – and we’re looking for someone to help us take the plunge.

British Council is the UK’s cultural relations agency – we build trust between people in the UK and people everywhere else – and a big part of that programme involves the arts and creative industries.

Sitting jointly between our very active Film and Creative Economy teams, we’re now looking for someone to join us as a Programme Manager to help us kick-start a long-term relationship with games and interactive media sectors, to develop a programme to support and internationalise the UK’s players, and to foster an environment which encourages creative collaboration with international peers.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: BA Digital Games

Deadline: Tuesday 23 August, 2016

The Games Academy’s flagship course is BA Digital Games, a unique multi-disciplinary approach to teaching games which aims to simulate a studio environment. The ideal candidate has experience working in the games industry or games education, with experience of game development and solving problems related to both design and programming in a games context, as well as a strong desire to share practice and methods with students. They will be versatile, and able to contribute to a teaching team which spans several different disciplines, encompassing both academics and games industry professionals.  Courses in BSc Computing for Games and BA Games Art are also running, alongside an MA in Creative App Development.

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Careers 360 – Penguin Random House

Date: Sunday 11 September, 2016

No matter where you are on your career path there’s always something to learn

Join us for a day of career tips and tactics from leading authors and experts.

If you’re striving to progress in your career, searching for a new job, or starting out on your own the Careers 360 day will furnish you with the tools, tips and tactics to make a difference.

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From Zero to Hero! – The Literary Platform

Date: Thursday 22 September, 2016

The event is aimed at anyone who has thought about setting up a publishing company, a magazine or tried to work out how to get a publishing project off the ground. We’ll be looking at how to get creative content into the world and ask what it means to publish in the digital age. We’ll also be questioning what it is about print that has such enduring appeal, and how digital has enabled others to share creative content so effectively. We’ll be discussing how new business models have enabled a new breed of publisher to launch, and consider what established publishers might learn from the start-up mentality.

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