October 2016: Jobs & Opportunities Round-up

Eloise Wales, Content Manager

Our monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology. If you have any opportunities you would like to submit, please get in touch.

 

Story Producer – Lost My Name

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible.

Part time / variable – 9 month contract (could evolve to perm)

We’re looking for an inspiring, details oriented Story Producer to join our team and take care of a very special partnership project for us over the next 9 months or so.

We can tell you more about the project at an interview, but this has the potential to be a career and perhaps category defining new product – so we’re looking for someone we can trust, with a track record of delivering high quality complex entertainment propositions, but who still is convinced their best work is ahead of them.

More info…

 

Senior Book Producer – Lost My Name

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible.

We’re looking for a brilliant, energetic person to join our product team and help us shape the future of children’s reading. This is a pivotal role within our company, and we’re looking for a very special person to fill it.

Our ideal candidate is first and foremost in love with storytelling for kids and families. This means that they’ve taken a leading role in producing stories, probably in book form, at a publisher or entertainment company.

The person who takes this role will have worked for 5 years or so at an inspiring kid-focused company, with a job title such as ‘editor’. They will have shipped multiple projects with a strong mix of creative excellence and commercial success. They should be very confident in leading all aspects of story projects from acquisition to delivery.

More info…

 

Head of Digital Marketing – Hodder Education

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Hodder & Stoughton.

Hodder & Stoughton is looking for a talented and creative Head of Digital Marketing to join its innovative marketing team.

Hodder & Stoughton is an award-winning publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. Working across the full range of Hodder’s publishing, from top-level author brands such as Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, David Mitchell and Deliciously Ella to building word-of-mouth bestsellers, this is a senior role within the marketing department.

Demonstrable creative ability and impactful campaign experience is vital in this role, as is commercial awareness, specifically of the book publishing market. Working directly on the marketing strategy and campaigns for key brands, you will be a team player and independent decision-maker.

You should be digitally savvy, and be a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is keen to apply their creativity and expertise to our outstanding list of books.

More info… 

 

Group Insight & CRM Executive – Hachette UK

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Hachette UK.

Hachette UK is looking for a dynamic and passionate digital marketer to work within the Group Insight & CRM team.  This is an exciting opportunity to help push a data-driven approach to CRM and digital marketing across all publishing divisions of the Hachette UK group and build a consumer-led culture.

Acting as an internal consultant to our publishing houses, you’ll be the go-to expert for our digital marketing tools Adobe Campaign and Falcon.io. The role is also responsible for ensuring our publishers maximise their use of the latest email and social media marketing and digital insight techniques – so you’ll need to keep yourself up-to-speed with what’s going on in the industry. To close the loop, you’ll help to ensure we report fully on all marketing activities carried out, using a range of tools including Google Analytics, and then present these results back to senior members of the team. You will also be responsible for managing digital insight projects that are related to Gaming, Social Media and Social Video.

More info…

 

Junior Desk Editor – Walker Books

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Walker Books.

You will work as a key team member of the Publishing Services Department to ensure that the high Walker editorial standards are met.

To ensure that all written printed and digital material, primarily new books, reprints, sales (Advance Information sheets), publicity, promotion and website text originating at Walker Books is copyedited and proofread accurately and conforms to House Style.

The role is part-time, 3 days a week.

More info…

 

Digital Media Manager – Macmillan Education

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Macmillan Education.

Macmillan Education is part of the newly formed company Springer Nature, which brings together Macmillan Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Nature Publishing Group and Springer Science+Business Media to form a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing.

We are a global education company, developing print, digital and online solutions that support teachers, researchers, students and educators around the world. We specialise in three key areas – Language Learning, Schools Curriculum and Higher Education.

This role is responsible for the implementation of a global digital strategy across our sites and products. The successful candidate will work with local/regional teams to optimise the use of our digital channels and platforms in our campaigns and will own and maintain strategy for our Macmillan Education websites in conjunction with the Brand Managers and the Global Campaign Manager/Co-ordinator.

More info…

 

Digital Assistant – Macmillan Education

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Please confirm deadline with Macmillan Education.

Macmillan Education is part of the newly formed company Springer Nature, which brings together Macmillan Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Nature Publishing Group and Springer Science+Business Media to form a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing.

We are a global education company, developing print, digital and online solutions that support teachers, researchers, students and educators around the world. We specialise in three key areas – Language Learning, Schools Curriculum and Higher Education.

We are looking for a talented individual to assist the Digital Media Manager in implementing our digital growth strategy and maintaining our web presence. You’ll enjoy supporting various activities including: monitoring web analytics, SEO, email and social media reporting tools, championing best practice in our digital campaigns and help to improve our customer journeys. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who loves breaking down problems, building solutions and delivering actionable insights.

More info…

 

Journals Manager – UCL Press 

Deadline: Friday 7th October 2016

UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access University press, is seeking a Journals Manager to look after its growing portfolio of open access scholarly journals. This new role will have responsibility for acquiring new journals, acting as the main point of contact for journal editors, and overseeing all aspects of the production and promotion of UCL Press’s open access journals, including responsibility for managing hosting platforms. This varied role will also include responsibility for developing UCL Press’s growing student journals activity. We are looking for someone with experience of acquiring and managing scholarly journals, who is seeking a challenging and a varied role at one of the UK’s leading universities.

More info…

 

Learn to CODE & develop an APP at Upload Live (York)

Date: Saturday 8th October 2016

LEARN TO CODE FOR FREE!  Freeformers & Virgin Media are co-hosting a day of hands-on workshops. You’ll start coding and prototyping your very own app in the CODE and LAB zones and learn how to conquer the web in the SOCIAL zone, but also learn how to protect yourself online in the CYBER zone.

More info… 

 

Digital Project Manager – Oxford University Press

Deadline: Tuesday 11th October 2016

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

About the role

We are seeking a Digital Project Manager to project manage digital product development for ELT publishing in order to ensure that ELT publishes cost-effective and innovative digital products that enhance our position as market leader. The role is based in the Digital Delivery team.

More info…

 

Lead Digital Project Manager – Royal Museums Greenwich

Deadline: Sunday 16th October 2016

You already have a sound track record of delivering complex digital projects in a similar setting. Then this could be the high-profile role you’ve been waiting for. It’s your opportunity to join Royal Museums Greenwich and help us drive the success of ‘Endeavour’ – a pioneering programme that will transform the experience of more than 2.3 million people who walk through our doors each year.

Within four new state-of-the-art Endeavour galleries, visitors will discover how men and women ventured beyond Britain’s shores to explore the ends of the Earth in a quest for knowledge, riches and adventure. By changing the way we interact with visitors and placing them directly at the heart of our work, we will inspire and challenge new generations to set sail on their own voyages of imagination, discovery and understanding.

More info…

 

Lecturer in Digital Media & Gaming – Bangor University

Deadline: Monday 17th October 2016

Applications are invited for the above permanent full-time post working in the School of Creative Studies and Media.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative academic to teach and support the delivery of gaming and creative computing subjects in our media and creative studies BA degrees and to conduct world-leading research. Applications will be welcome from those who have teaching and research specialisms in a range of areas in digital media including two or more of the following: game studies; game design; writing for games; digital multimedia; transmedia storytelling; film/game adaptation; digital storytelling.

More info… 

 

Editor, Audio – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Monday 17th October 2016

Can you push boundaries?

We are looking for a brand new Editor to join our growing Audio division. You will play a key role in the running of the editorial team, and together with external partners, bring our audio publishing and content creation to new heights.

Our mission is to ensure that Penguin Random House Audio is the publisher of choice for authors, performers and production talent, and the part you’ll play in this role will be central to that.

Your day-to-day work will be varied. You could be casting, scheduling and managing studio bookings through to close work on text breakdowns and briefs for readers and studios. Managing US buy-in titles will fall under your remit, and you’ll be expected to have your ear to the ground for potential new acquisitions.

You’ll spend time in the studio too, and will have close contact with sound editors to brief production expectations, including SFX and music briefs where needed.

More info…

 

Portfolio and Product Manager – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Monday 17th October 2016

Can you play a key role for our App and Web portfolio?

We have an opportunity for someone to join our Digital Development team as Portfolio Product Manager for a period of six months, covering a sabbatical within the team.

Your purpose will be to work with the creative and marketing teams across the Penguin Random House business to manage the maintenance and updates of backlist apps and websites within the support and maintenance programme.

How this is done will be up to you – you’ll be using your digital expertise to define the programme and processes and get the team around you on board with it.

You’ll play a key role in the team, alongside the Sprint Manager, to make sure development backlogs are complete, sprints are on track and being a main point of contact from everyone from external agencies and freelancers to publishers, designers and Technology colleagues.

More info…

 

Lecturer in Digital Publishing – University of Lincoln

Deadline: Friday 21 October 2016

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer with an interest in the theory and practice of digital publishing across a variety of platforms for the web and/or mobile. You will have an understanding of the production processes for such platforms, but equally be engaged with how current content providers connect with their audiences in different sectors such as journalism, digital storytelling, publishing and/or social media. You will have some technical skills in digital platforms, such as some html coding or the use of APIs, but this is as a basis for understanding contexts such as data journalism or electronic publishing. You will be research active, with a PhD and already be engaged in publishing within your chosen field.

More info…

 

Marketing Manager – Atlantic Books

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 26th October

Love independent publishing? Confident in all areas of the book marketing mix? An exciting, hands-on role has become available at Atlantic Books that requires an experienced marketer with an absolute passion for books. You must be adept at consumer and digital marketing, copywriting, social media management and working with third parties, as well as knowledgeable about book marketing trends and campaigns. Proven track record with authors and brands is key, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, be creative and be able to contribute pro-actively to the successful publishing of commercial fiction and literary fiction and non-fiction.

Job Specifications

The Marketing Manager is responsible for the trade and consumer marketing campaigns across Atlantic, Corvus and Allen & Unwin, in conjunction with the publicity team and as directed by the Head of Campaigns. The role involves managing the marketing budget to develop and implement marketing activity across all platforms to drive profitable sales and strengthen key genres and author brands. You will be responsible for trade marketing, sales support and conferences, as well as social media platforms, digital marketing campaigns, acquisition pitches, branding and general marketing.

You must have 3-4 years’ experience in marketing in publishing or the arts, preferably at a managerial level. You’ll be the go-to person for marketing in this small and vibrant indie publisher, so you must be good at multi-tasking and being a self-starter. Good communications skills are key, as is decent knowledge of digital marketing, retail channels, a wide-range of genres and what makes readers tick in our technology-obsessed world.

This is a full time job based in our head office in Bloomsbury, central London. More information available on request. Please email your CV and a covering letter to marionmcgilvary@atlantic-books.co.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 26thOctober.

 

Website Digital Manager – The Heritage Lottery Fund

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 20 November 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund is recruiting for a Website and Digital Manager who will be responsible for the management and development of all Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) branded digital channels.

This includes the HLF and NHMF websites, as well as other communications tools, such as E:communications and social media. You will have line management responsibility for two Digital Website Editors and dotted-line responsibility for the Social Media Editor.

More info…

 

Head of Field: Digital Academy – Bath Spa University

Deadline: Thursday 24th November 2016

Leading the development of the Digital Academy (one of four Fields in the College of Liberal Arts), you will enjoy a range of pivotal responsibilities – from providing strategic leadership, through to sharing your expertise in digital technology and digital culture across the university. The Digital Academy  spans Film and Media, Creative Music Technology and Publishing. It also supports exciting developments across the wider College of Liberal Arts.

In consultation with the Executive Dean and Provost, you will be instrumental in advancing the university’s digital strategic agenda. We will rely on your expertise to ensure best practice and innovation in the use of digital resources for learning, teaching and research. Collaboration will be at the heart of your success. You will bring together colleagues from diverse disciplines, while forging international networks, to promote our profile across the high education sector and industry.

More info…

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