September 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. 

Performance Marketing Specalist – Inkitt

Deadline: not specified, please apply ASAP.

Inkitt is the world’s first data-driven and most objective book publisher. We have developed an algorithm that can predict best sellers.
This is how our business model works: Authors upload their manuscripts onto our platform (website & app) and readers enjoy them for a limited amount of time for free. We then analyze aggregated reading behaviors & patterns in order to identify the books which are performing the best and any hidden gems. These authors then sign a royalty contract with us and we publish their titles.
We only started publishing last year and have currently published 17 authors, 16 of which have become bestselling authors in their categories and their works have ranked in the Top 100 among ALL six million titles on Amazon and we continue to publish one title per week.
We’re a team of 15 hardworking, dedicated and comfortzone-ophobic individuals and have just raised $5m to level up and get closer to our 10-years goal – to have the NY Times Bestseller List being dominated by Inkitt titles. Apply now.
You:
– Have 1+ years of Performance Marketing experience and a Growth Hacker mindset
– Have spent over 100k in Facebook Ads
– Have spent over 10k in Google AdWords
– Are knowleadable with Native Ads
– Can write SQL-queries and HTML or are willing to learn within a short time-frame
– Are an over-achiever and crazy about your own self-development
– Are extremely goal-driven, analytical and equipped with a hands-on mentality
– Are even more motivated now that you know that we work Mon-Sat
– Are fluent in English
The Role:
– You will be the person responsible for managing and optimizing all paid ads
– You will run A/B tests to optimize all funnels and lead our growth meetings
– Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership

More info…

Email & Push Marketing Specialist – Inkitt

Deadline: not specified, please apply ASAP.

Inkitt is the world’s first data-driven and most objective book publisher. We have developed an algorithm that can predict best sellers.
This is how our business model works: Authors upload their manuscripts onto our platform (website & app) and readers enjoy them for a limited amount of time for free. We then analyze aggregated reading behaviors & patterns in order to identify the books which are performing the best and any hidden gems. These authors then sign a royalty contract with us and we publish their titles.
We only started publishing last year and have currently published 17 authors, 16 of which have become bestselling authors in their categories and their works have ranked in the Top 100 among ALL six million titles on Amazon and we continue to publish one title per week.
We’re a team of 15 hardworking, dedicated and comfortzone-ophobic individuals and have just raised $5m to level up and get closer to our 10-years goal – to have the NY Times Bestseller List being dominated by Inkitt titles. Apply now.
You:
– Have 1+ years in experience in Email & Push Marketing and a Growth Hacker mindset
– Are very knowledgeable in SEO and Content Marketing
– Can write SQL-queries and HTML
– Consider yourself a technical person; coding skills are a plus
– Prefer books to TV
– Are an over-achiever and crazy about your own self-development
– Are extremely goal-driven, analytical and equipped with a hands-on mentality
– Are even more motivated now that you know that we work Mon-Sat
– Are fluent in English
The Role:
– Be the person responsible for our Readers Growth Department
– Build and sustain the biggest online readership for fiction books
– Increase readers engagement and retention through Email & Push Marketing
– Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership

More info…

 

DIGITAL CONTENT AND AUDIO ASSISTANT (10 MONTH CONTRACT) – HARPERCOLLINS

Deadline: not specified, please apply ASAP.

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 Digital team are looking for a Digital Content and Audio Assistant to join them in a fixed term contract until June 2018. This is a split role between ebooks and Audio. 50% of the time will be working in the backlist ebooks team, the other 50% will be spent assisting the audio team.

More info… 

 

Relationship Manager, Literature – Arts Council England

Deadline: Mon 4 Sep

Contract: Fixed term (maternity cover for 9 months from November 2017 to 7 August 2018), working 3 days/21 hours per week

Arts Council England is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England

The role will involve managing client relationships with literature organisations in London, data analysis and report writing, and performance monitoring (with approximately half of the Literature national portfolio organisations being based in London, you would be expected to manage a full load of clients).

As a Relationship Manager for the Arts Council, you will also be expected to engage with a broad range of non-literature specific issues, including children and young people, diversity and equality, touring and sustainability, and to be a confident communicator with a range of constituencies.

More info…

 

Literature Officer – Creative Scotland

Deadline: Thu 7 Sep

Creative Scotland are seeking someone to join our Literature Team and support our work in developing the literature and publishing sector

Creative Scotland is the national development agency for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. We are looking for a Literature Officer to join us and support Creative Scotland’s work in the context of our 10-year Strategic Plan and our Annual Plan.

You will be an active member of the Literature team and will assess and make recommendations on a range of funding applications, projects and funding. You will also be expected to lead on a number of different projects and support the wider work of the Literature Team across a variety of different programmes.

More info…

 

Relationship Manager, Literature – Arts Council England

Deadline: Midnight on Wed 13 Sep

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week

Starting in October 2017, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to literature development in London, one of the world’s leading literary cities. The Arts Council invests in a diverse range of literature development agencies, independent publishers, literary magazines and in a wide variety of literary forms including fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, literature in translation, spoken word, literature in education, and storytelling. London is home to some of the world’s leading publishers, has a thriving literary scene, and is a destination for celebrated international writers.

There is a vacancy for a Relationship Manager, Literature in the Arts Council’s Literature Team in London (which forms part of a wider team including Literature, Libraries, Dance and Combined Arts). This is a permanent full-time position. Candidates should have broad experience of contemporary literature and London’s literary scene. This role includes a responsibility for world writing and literature in translation, so candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of literature in translation, its relation to international markets, and current issues facing translators and UK publishers of literature from other languages and cultures.

More info…

 

Digital Marketing and Data Executive – Polity

Deadline: Fri 15 Sep

Polity, a leading independent publisher in the social sciences and humanities, is looking for a highly organised team player to join its marketing team in Oxford. This is an exciting new role that will involve working closely with the wider marketing team to design, implement and evaluate digital marketing plans.

Experience of e-commerce, SEO, PPC email marketing, social media campaigns and database management is essential. Publishing experience is desirable.

More info… 

 

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Digital Humanities – University of East Anglia – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Deadline: Thu 21 September

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Digital Humanities. We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a strong track record of research funding and international standard publications to lead our UEA Digital Humanities incubator (UEADHi) and to establish an interdisciplinary research centre. In addition to the research portfolio, we seek candidates with a strong record of teaching and curriculum development along with leadership in the field of Digital Humanities through participation in professional bodies and networks.

The person appointed to this role will lead on strengthening the productive interdisciplinary connections across existing initiatives and partnerships within and between Schools and specialist resources including the East Anglia Film Archive, the British Archive of Contemporary Writing, the UEA Publishing Project and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, along with cognate postgraduate provision. The goal will be to establish a research centre in the Digital Humanities in the next five-year period.

This new post is available from 1 January 2018 on a full time, indefinite basis.

More info… 

 

Director – Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Mon 25 Sept

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is a grant-making foundation dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts. We work with exceptional, dedicated artists and producers, enabling them to develop and thrive at important stages in their practice, often in partnership with leading UK arts organisations.

We now seek an inspirational and ambitious Director to succeed Shonagh Manson and to carry us forward into our third decade of activity. We are at the natural end of a four year strategic planning cycle, and the new Director, with Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s Trustees, will lead on and implement Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s vision and plans from 2018.

The Director will lead a small but dynamic team with significant outputs and impact, and will have the opportunity to perform a privileged and exciting role. We imagine that the ideal candidate is likely to be an inventive self-starter who works well without a formal corporate hierarchy, and who can further strengthen a now maturing and stable organisation.

More info…

 

DIGITAL WORK EXPERIENCE – HARPERCOLLINS

Deadline: Not specified, please apply ASAP

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 Digital team are offering a two week work experience placement. This is a brilliant opportunity to work in an industry-leading team with innovative and creative colleagues. The work experience placement has the potential to become an internship for the right person. This is a great opportunity to work on our BookGig platform, with our eBooks and our Audiobooks team. We’re based in the News Building which we share with our News UK and Dow Jones colleagues in the newly-established London Bridge Quarter, opposite the famous Borough Market. Our new open-plan office has amazing views across London, and includes a variety of break-out areas to aid inspiration and a collaborative approach, a multi-media suite, and a fabulous canteen floor and book shop.

More info… 

 

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