February 2018: 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.

Season Producer – Free Word

Deadline: 7th February 2018

Free Word is an arts venue that explores the power and politics of words.

We are looking for two brilliant and imaginative Season Producers to shape and deliver our new programmes. Our two Seasons a year will each explore an urgent, contemporary human concern in a variety of live and digital formats, from spoken word to comedy, music, literature, art, film and conversation.

You will be passionate about the role that culture can play in society, have an interest in widening the range of perspectives and voices heard in the mainstream, and an ear – and eye – for words used skilfully and powerfully.

More info… 


Visual Storyteller – Penguin Random House

Deadline: 11th February 2018

Do you have an eye for a good story?

As our Visual Storyteller, you’ll bring the Penguin Random House brand and narrative to life through visually compelling and creative storytelling.

We are a brand that is all about celebrating the power of the written word but we are speaking to consumers who increasingly value visual content.  In this new role you’ll be responsible for developing our visual communications strategy through photography, imagery, videos, infographics, and memes.

Reporting to the Communications Director, you’ll tell stories through visual and shareble assets.  You’ll partner with our Creative Responsibility team to bring our social purpose to life, HR on our employer branding and our publishing houses to amplify their communications.  You’ll share your expertise across the company through networking and training.  Externally, you’ll bring and build relationships with a network of contacts, including freelancers, agencies and potential partners.

More info…


Creative Content Producer, Group Communications – Penguin Random House

Deadline: 11th February 2018

Could you capture our story?

As our new Creative Content Producer, you’ll produce compelling digital content for our company websites and social platforms, including penguinrandomhouse.co.uk and @PenguinRHUK. Whether that’s writing news stories, commissioning blogs or creating social cards – you’ll generate digital, visual communications and content to amplify the story of Penguin Random House UK.

Reporting to the Digital Communications Manager, you’ll find innovative ways to champion our world-class books, authors, campaigns and colleagues. From managing our Instagram and YouTube channels, to creating assets that tell audiences about our Creative Responsibility strategy, to thinking about the ways in which we can improve the user experience for our channels, you’ll be able to visualise, create and commission eye-catching content.

More info… 


Digital Editor (Together Science Can) – The Wellcome Trust

Deadline: 11th Feb 2018

This role will be responsible for the administration and as act as the creative voice behind all Together Science Can social media platforms to ensure high levels of support and engagement from target audiences. Work with multidisciplinary teams to create engaging stories, reach new audiences and build support from across the scientific community.

In this role you will:

– Design and implement a social media strategy to align with campaign goals, identifying ways to scale our communities and connect with new people.

– Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news).

– Engage with campaign advocates and supporters and map key events and plan activities.

– Work with campaign partners to commission and repurpose content and ensure the campaign is diverse and inclusive.

– Develop any other digital content that may be required such as newsletters or media buying.

– Monitor delivery and evaluate the performance of the campaign including Google Analytics.

More info… 


Broadcast and Digital Programme Coordinator – The Roundhouse

Deadline: 12th February 2018

As Broadcast and Digital Programme Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to help devise and deliver a coherent and dynamic programme of Broadcast and Digital projects, workshops, projects, masterclasses, digital content and performances for young people aged 11-25yrs. You will also support on broadcast productions and projects and work closely with the Trainee Station Managers at Roundhouse Radio. You will also liaise closely with our Youth Policy and Engagement Team to ensure clear progression for young creatives and that all relevant data is captured and evaluated.

More info… 


Programme Assistant – Reading & Health, The Reading Agency

Deadline: February 15th 2018

The Reading Agency is looking to recruit a creative and enthusiastic assistant to provide administrative and programme support for the delivery of Reading Well Books on Prescription with a particular focus on the new long term conditions scheme, launching in June 2018.

The post offers an excellent training and development opportunity for someone wishing to work in the reading and health field or more generally in project management and/or marketing and communications.

This is a full time, fixed term contract to 30 June 2018 offering an immediate start and a salary of £18,759 per annum pro rata.

More info… 


Executive Producer, Audio Content (12m FTC) – Penguin Random House

Deadline: 18th February 2018

Do you spend more time with your headphones on than off?

Could you reinvent our wealth of book content for an audio audience?

If you answered yes, our brand new Executive Producer – Audio Content (12m FTC) role might be your perfect role.

Penguin Random House Audio is already number 1 producer of unabridged audiobooks in the UK. As Executive Producer, you’ll contribute to our growth strategy by leading our approach to all other forms of audio content – whether that’s podcasts, dramatisations, or something completely new.

More info…


Digital Development Manager – University of Sussex, Library

Deadline: 18th February 2018

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the University of Sussex Library in this stimulating and challenging new role to manage the development of innovative digital infrastructure to support University strategy in the areas of research infrastructure and digital scholarship.

– He/she will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Library and across the University to:

– Project manage the implementation of the University’s new Research Information System (RIS)

– Manage the ongoing administration and development of the RIS, as well as existing repositories (Eprints and Figshare)

– Lead on the Library’s technical support for the REF

– Manage the delivery of a digital preservation solution for the University

– Lead on innovations in emerging areas such as open publishing and the Library’s collaboration with the Sussex Humanities Lab

More info… 


Funded PhD Opportunities in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts – Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Design, Media and Arts

Deadline: 12th March 2018

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Design, Media and Arts is now inviting applications for its October 2018 cohort of PhD studentships. 3D3  is an AHRC-funded partnership between the universities of the West of England (UWE), Plymouth and Falmouth, creating exciting opportunities for practice-led doctoral students in three fields of study: digital design, digital media and digital arts (including music and performance). A number of PhD studentships (covering fees plus an annual stipend) are offered to applicants of the highest quality.

3D3  students benefit from the combined resources of the three universities and enjoy a bespoke training programme that can be extended through a period of external placement. The consortium has a wide network of businesses and arts-based organisations. Students will be based at one of the three institutions depending on the focus of their research and should indicate their preference in their application. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a new generation of creative scholar-practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape.

More info…

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