Our monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology. If you have any opportunities you would like to submit, please get in touch.
Ebook Assistant (temp) – Octopus Publishing Group, Hachette
Deadline: 8th March 2018
Octopus Publishing Group is one of the UK’s leading high-quality illustrated publishers, with an exciting catalogue of titles covering everything from food, drink, photography, design, and gardening to health, maps, and antiques.
We’re looking for an Ebook Assistant to help us create ebook editions for some of our most important backlist titles from the Kyle Books list. You’ll provide editorial support in creating the ebook files, as well as providing general support to the digital team. This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved in a publishing project where you will see tangible results quickly with great exposure to the publishing process.
Digital Project Manager – Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Deadline: 11th March 2018
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced digital project manager to join us in our objective of delivering growth through digital products and revenue. We’re looking for someone with experience in project managing content-rich digital products, preferably in an academic publishing environment.
Reporting to the Head of Digital Project Management, you will be working on high profile and large projects to deliver a range of digital products aimed at the Academic market. Examples of our digital products include the award-winning Bloomsbury Fashion Central and Drama Online, and the recently-launched Bloomsbury Cultural History and Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers.
Campaigns Manager – Penguin General
Deadline: 12th March 2018
Penguin General is seeking a talented Campaigns Manager to join our Communications team for either 3 or 4 days a week for 9 months. You will be responsible for delivering inspirational, integrated on- and off-line consumer and trade marketing campaigns across our list of bestselling and prize winning authors, which includes John le Carré, Dinah Jefferies, Antony Beevor, Ali Smith, Arundhati Roy, Jane Corry and Deborah Levy. You will need experience at a campaign-handling level in book marketing or within a comparable industry, be adept at creating original content that will engage and excite our readers, and be fully aware of the latest consumer trends and how technology is influencing consumer behaviour.
Product Assistant – Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Deadline: 14th March 2018
Bloomsbury Digital Resources is looking for an enthusiastic digital product assistant to join the growing Product Management team.
The successful candidate will be involved in both the development of new products and the maintenance of live web products from Bloomsbury’s award-winning Academic digital portfolio. There will be a particular focus on the Drama Online platform, but duties may range across the entire product stream, which encompasses Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects. The Product Assistant will help to ensure that the range of products continues to meet market needs by delivering timely product launches, content updates, and functional enhancements. The role will be based in Bloomsbury’s Oxford office.
Editor, Audio – Penguin Random House
Deadline: 14th March 2018
If you have a passion for the best audio content, and you’re looking for your next creative role in publishing, we want to hear from you.
As our new Editor in Penguin Random House Audio, you’ll play a key role in bringing our audio publishing 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 you’ll be central to that.
Your day-to-day work will be varied. You’ll be expected to have your ear to the ground for potential new acquisitions and you’ll negotiate deals for recordings with US publishers. You’ll be casting actors, working with recording studios and doing detailed editorial work on texts and briefs for readers and studios.
Although this isn’t an Audio Producer or Sound Engineer role, you’ll spend some time in the studio too, working closely with producers and sound editors to brief production expectations, as well as commissioning sound effects and original music to bring our recordings to life.
Digital and Admin Lead – Essex Cultural Diversity Project
Deadline: 16th March 2018
For nine years Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP) has been at the heart of successful projects, working with and supporting different organisations, bringing together artists, museums, libraries, performers and writers with local authorities and commissioners to significantly improve and enhance the artistic and cultural diversity of the area, ensure that excellence is thriving and that cultural integration and understanding is supported and enhanced through arts and cultural activity. From April 2018 ECDP is to become an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) which will significant increase the impact that it can have through an events and a dedicated arts commissioning programme.
It is therefore ever more important that ECDP is able to develop a comprehensive digital strategy, raising the profile of the organisation’s work and of diverse artists from across the area as well as partners. With an important and high-profile programme of commissioning and other events and projects, ECDP also require excellent administration skills to support the Artistic Director with day-to-day management of a varied and busy schedule.
Diversity & Inclusion Manager – Hachette UK
Deadline: 16th March 2018
In 2016 a group of employees at Hachette UK, one of the UK’s largest book publishers, got together and formed a diversity and inclusion group to address the lack of diversity in the business both in terms of employees and the books and authors we are publishing. Since then, the group has grown to 120 members, and numerous sub-groups have formed and set up some brilliant initiatives including a Diverse Future Leaders Mentoring Programme, a school and university outreach, a partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Trust and UCL Publishing Summer School, paid 8-week internships and 12-month paid BAME traineeships, and half a dozen employee networks. All of these initiatives form part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, which we refer to as Changing the Story.
The Changing the Story programme has been so successful that we now need someone to join us to act as the focal point for all activities, initiatives and plans so that Hachette UK can make significant progress towards being the publisher and employer of choice for all people. We’d love to hear from you if you have worked in the area of Diversity and Inclusion for some years previously, with a track record of building and maintaining wide networks of relationships and using them actively to inform and shape your thinking.
Digital Product Manager X 2 – Hodder Education
Deadline: 23rd March 2018
The Hodder Education Group is an established and growing business within Hachette UK that has consistently grown both in the UK and internationally. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards and on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work” whilst being “formidable in the digital space”.
We are looking for two exceptional Digital Product Managers to help take our digital platforms to the next level. You will be responsible for gathering market intelligence alongside internal feedback, and then using this information and data to help formulate developments and improvements to our platforms. You will also lead a high-performing cross-functional project team.
Lecturer in Digital Humanities – The University of Manchester
Deadline: 29th March 2018
The School of Arts Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent, full-time lectureship in Digital Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2018.
The School seeks an exceptional individual, who will play a key role in an exciting expansion of research, teaching and learning, professional development and knowledge-exchange activities at Manchester in the area of Digital Humanities. Based in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, the appointee will contribute to its current, ongoing development of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and collaborative teaching and research capacity.
You will provide the capacity for expansion and development in the area of Digital Humanities by supporting our existing commitments to excellence in taught programmes, postgraduate research supervision and professional development, and by leading teaching within the new Flexible Honours Minor in Digital Humanities, which will be launched in September 2018. There will also be an opportunity to contribute to postgraduate teaching in relevant subject areas.
Lecturer in Digital Humanities -UEA
Deadline: 13th April 2018
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Digital Humanities. We want an individual who is already an active researcher with the potential to produce outstanding research and teaching, and play a key role in developing the UEA Digital Humanities incubator (UEADHi). The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their engagement in the field of Digital Humanities through participation in professional bodies and networks.
We are looking for a candidate with an emerging strong record in teaching and research that explores the ways in which the creation, curation or analysis of collections and archival materials intersects with Digital Humanities. They will be expected to produce high quality research in a relevant field, and to develop teaching that will embed Digital Humanities into the curriculum of existing programmes, and to contribute to new programmes with a digital focus.