February 2017: Jobs & opportunities round-up

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

Collins Learning Editorial Intern – HarperCollins

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Early applications may be prioritised.

‪‪We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic Editorial Intern to join us in the Editorial team within Collins Learning for 2 months initially, with the possibility of this being extended. The internship will start with immediate effect and the successful candidate will be supporting the Editors and Managing Editors in delivering our primary, secondary and international publishing programmes, and the Operations Manager in maintaining divisional process.

‪‪Main responsibilities

– Proof checking
– Digital-edition checking‪‪
– Testing new content packages within the learning platform on different devices
– Clearing permissions: text and image
– ‪‪Sending files to suppliers for correction, maintaining clear records in-house
‪- ‪Picture research
– ‪‪Proofreading

More info…

 

PR & Digital Media Officer – HarperCollins

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Early applications may be prioritised.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the bright and innovative marketing team of HarperCollins Children’s Books, Children’s publisher of the year for 3 consecutive years. We are the home to many bestselling household names, such as David Walliams, Derek Landy, Oliver Jeffers, David Baddiel, Cecilia Ahern, Narnia, Paddington Bear and Michael Morpurgo. We are looking for a PR and Digital Media Officer to be a driving force in the PR and Marketing team to amplify all campaigns, maximising interest, coverage, and reach, developing relationships with and maintaining up to date lists of key influencers, bloggers, vloggers, and media sites to contribute to the profitable sales of Children’s titles by both established and up and coming authors.  Communicating plans to the wider team and regularly reporting on results.

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Senior Lecturer in English Literature (c. 1350-1510) and Digital Humanities -Newcastle University

Deadline: Wednesday 1st February, 2017

The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in English Literature (c.1350-1510) and Digital Humanities to develop the School’s expertise in Scholarly Editing and digital technologies and to build a partnership between the School and the Digital Institute at Newcastle University.

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrable expertise in English Literature (c. 1350-1510) and the Digital Humanities, and who are enthused by the possibilities of interdisciplinary research. A strong publication record and excellent research plans are essential, so too is a track record of delivering innovative and well-designed teaching. In addition, candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can both lead and work as part of a team, and make a dynamic contribution to the culture and management of the School.

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Community Engagement Officer: RAF Stories – The Royal Air Force Museum

Deadline: Wednesday 1st February, 2017

The Royal Air Force Museum is Britain’s national museum telling the story of the RAF through its people and collections. It has three sites (London, Cosford and Stafford) and operates a trading company which supplements its funding which comes principally from the Ministry of Defence.

We are looking for a highly organised, self-motivated individual with excellent stakeholder management and communication skills. You will work with our Technical Lead and third party agencies in developing ‘RAF Stories’ – a digital story collecting and sharing project which will be central to the Museum’s RAF Centenary celebrations and commemorations in 2018.

You will have experience working on oral histories projects within the culture and heritage sector. Specifically you will need expertise in managing and working with volunteers both online and face to face, producing high quality content that will enable the Museum to tell the RAF Story more effectively. In addition, you will be responsible for transforming this content into an interesting, exciting and engaging programme.

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Digital Project Manager (18-month fixed term), Southbank Centre

Deadline: Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Southbank Centre passionately believes the arts have the power to transform lives. Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission: ‘to draw everyone possible to this loved site and captivate them through our unique arts programme and warmth of our welcome’.

We are looking for a Digital Project Manager to help increase Southbank Centre’s global audience, diversify content and deepen engagement with our website users. This role will play a significant part in helping to communicate our key stories.

Working closely with the Head of Digital Engagement and key stakeholders, you will project manage the design, development and delivery of Southbank Centre’s website builds on time, to budget and to specification.  You will scope, advise and consult on the best technical solutions to improve our core website as part of our longer term goal to move towards a unified customer journey with good user-experience at its centre.  In order to achieve this you will define project plans, identify and mitigate project risk, and ensure all elements of projects are successfully delivered.

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Website Content Editor – Southbank Centre

Deadline: Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and the imagination and through freedom of expression.  We passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change.  Born out of the Festival of Britain in 1951, we are proud to be the UK’s only permanent festival site and a place where people experience world-class art and culture.  The festival spirit is the very heart of Southbank Centre and inspires everything that we do.  Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to create a permanent sense of festival where the world meets to celebrate the power of the imagination’.

We are looking for a Website Content Editor to help increase Southbank Centre’s global audience, diversify content and deepen engagement with our website users. This role will play a significant part in helping to communicate our key stories.

More info…

 

Creative Metadata Assistant/Executive, Michael Joseph – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Thursday 9th February, 2017

Can you help us find the right words?

Penguin’s commercial fiction and non-fiction division Michael Joseph is looking for a Creative Metadata Assistant/Executive who knows what words people use to find books online and what words persuade them to click and buy.

This is an exciting, brand-new opportunity for someone looking to start a career in publishing. You’ll be responsible for reviewing the book copy and keywords that feed out to online retailers, ensuring our books are easy to find online and our copy echoes the conversations people are having around them.

Day-to-day you can expect to carry out a range of tasks: monitoring online charts, media reviews and customer conversations, updating metadata and copy, refreshing our backlist titles and experimenting. This will involve working closely with the editorial and the communications teams.

The role will suit someone willing to take risks and try different ways of working to discover what works best. You’ll be methodical as well as curious. You’ll be unafraid to get it wrong, but determined to do better next time. A fast learner, you’ll also have a creative flair for writing persuasive copy to give online readers what they really want.

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Lecturer in Virtual Reality / 3D Media – University of Kent

Deadline: Sunday 19th February, 2017

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to undertake teaching and research at the interface of Virtual Reality and Digital Media, and to participate in the administration and delivery of digital media programmes. You will play a key role in our plans to develop and deliver new teaching material covering the future evolution of Digital Media. You will have a strong research potential, demonstrated by a track record of high quality publications in relevant journals and conferences. Commitment to developing student potential and an ability to teach students from different backgrounds is necessary.

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Trustee – New Writing North

Deadline: Friday 24th February, 2017

New Writing North is the literature development agency for the North of England, and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. We work in partnership with regional and national partners to produce a range of literary and performance activities including flagship projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Cuckoo Young Writers, the Gordon Burn Prize and Durham Book Festival.

Our trustees share a passion for the written word and for supporting participation through cultural engagement. Members of our current board of trustees are from across the UK and they act as our ambassadors around the country. Our board already has a great range of skills and experience. We are now looking to enhance these in the areas of publishing, libraries, impact and evaluation, HR, communications and finance. We also welcome applications from writers.

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Senior Programme Manager (Writing & Awards) – New Writing North

Deadline: Thursday 16th March, 2017

New Writing North is the literature development agency for the North of England, and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. We work in partnership with regional and national partners to produce a range of literary and performance activities including flagship projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Cuckoo Young Writers, the Gordon Burn Prize and Durham Book Festival.

This newly created post brings together our prizes and awards schemes with writer development and promotional activities. For this unique post we’re looking for someone with experience of designing and managing professional development for writers along with an understanding of the publishing industry that will support our awards and prizes.

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Executive Director (Business & Operations) – New Writing North

Deadline: Thursday 16th March, 2017

We’re looking for a business minded professional with the relevant knowledge and experience to help lead the operations of the organisation and to develop our people and our business. This new post completes the newly established Executive Team of New Writing North. We’re a unique organisation in many ways so are really open as to what past experience and transferable skills candidates might bring to this role.

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Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Cross-Language Digital Humanities: Cultural Data – Swansea University

Deadline: Tuesday 2nd May, 2017

We seek a PhD applicant (to enrol no later than 17 July 2017) in the area of Cross-Language Digital Humanities, to work on his/her chosen domain of cultural data. The successful candidate will be keen to work on a dataset or datasets of a type and scale which requires computational analysis, but which also demands cross-culturally and cross-linguistically informed understanding. You will work with researchers at Swansea University, based in the College of Arts and Humanities and Department of Computer Science, whose projects include experimental visual analysis of literary multi-translations corpora. The successful applicant will be the individual who proposes the most exciting and feasible project, as well as meeting all the other criteria.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Tom Cheesman (Department of Modern Languages) and Dr Robert Laramee (Department of Computer Science).

More info… 

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