Our monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology. If you have any opportunities you would like to submit, please get in touch.
Marketing & Digital Coordinator – Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books
Deadline: 9th May 2018
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is looking for a motivated and innovative marketeer to join our busy team. The successful candidate must have experience working in a marketing role and have particular specialism and expertise in digital technologies and systems. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager you will be responsible for delivering timely marketing campaigns to champion our work in all areas of Seven Stories and to report on effectiveness.
Digital Marketing Executive – Hodder & Stougton
Deadline: 11th May 2018
The Digital Marketing Executive leads the marketing team in collectively demonstrating consistent, high-quality digital marketing strategy from the point of title acquisition through publication and beyond. This role will suit an ambitious, data-driven individual who is keen to apply digital expertise within a creative marketing environment.
From supporting the rest of the team on digital and social media elements of individual campaigns and running and analysing high impact and effective digital advertising to managing Hodder’s social media channels and ECRM campaigns and providing regular updates on successes and ROI, this is a hugely varied and exciting role.
Working as part of an energetic and supportive team, the Digital Marketing Executive reports to the Senior Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, solution-orientated and have a keen interest in the latest digital trends. We’re not necessarily looking for experience working in the publishing industry but an interest in reading is essential.
Project Manager, Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project – British Library
Deadline: 11th May 2018
The British library wishes to appoint a project manager to develop and manage the externally-funded Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project, which will deliver full digitisation of approximately 800 Chinese manuscripts of the Lotus Sutra from the British Library’s Stein Collection. The project manager will use traditional and innovative methodologies to create content metadata and to provide online access to the material. The project manager will control the project workflow, ensure that project targets are achieved, liaise with relevant teams across the library, including Digital Imaging, Collections, Conservation and IT, and also be responsible for the internal and external reporting processes.
The successful applicant will have excellent project management skills, such as the ability to coordinate work packages, manage risks, and estimate timescales and budgets, as well as possess good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, and to coordinate workflows with a number of other teams across the library. You will also have expertise in manuscript collections, Chinese or Buddhist studies. Highly desirable additional skills include degree-level (or equivalent) knowledge of Chinese, experience of working on digitisation projects and experience of handling fragile collection items.
Digital Projects Co-ordinator – Scottish Book Trust
Deadline: 14th May 2018
The Digital Projects Co-ordinator role comprises two main elements: supporting the introduction of a new website and administration system for a national reading programme, and supporting the planning of a new digital product aimed at encouraging secondary school pupils to read for pleasure.
Audiences Development Executive, Audiences & Audio – Penguin Random House
Deadline: 14th May 2018
Do you have a passion for connecting audiences to new ideas and the stories that matter?
If so, this may be the ideal role for you.
We are looking for an Audiences Development Executive to join our Audio & Audiences team here at Penguin Random House. You’d be taking on this new role at an exciting time, as more people find new ways to discover and enjoy stories, and Penguin Random House Audio becomes home to the best authors, performers and production talent.
To help us with our mission, we are looking for someone to take responsibility for the day to day content and promotion of the Penguin social channels (Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest) helping to build our audience and engage them with vibrant, focused content from across the wider department.
Assistant Digital Development Editor – Oxford University Press
Deadline: 20th May 2018
We are looking for a full-time, professional and proactive Assistant Digital Development Editor to join our Editorial Digital Development team. The role will take on responsibility for parts of the digital publishing process and for the processing of content for publication online.
Your main duties will be to:
– Work with in-house and external editorial teams to create, coordinate, and manage content, to prepare it for handover to Content Operations, and to include appropriate metadata and links.
– Develop and administrate editorial processes for content development and updating, establishing and supporting efficient editorial processing, and the maintenance of detailed and accurate tracking systems.
– Participate in product and content development projects
– Provide feedback to editors on content received, and its suitability for multi-format publication.
– Record, report and oversee corrections to digital content
– Provide guidance throughout the digital publication process to internal and external parties including authors and editorial teams, to assist their delivery of digital ready content.
– Carry out testing on new and enhanced products to ensure they conform to specification and requirements set out in project planning.
Digital Marketing and Communications Manager – The London Library
Deadline: 20th May 2018
We are seeking applicants for the newly-created role of Digital Marketing and Communications Manager at The London Library – one of the UK’s most important literary organisations and the largest independent lending library in the world.
The right candidate will join an energetic team playing a key role in delivering on our ambitious plans for membership and audience growth as part of the Library’s wider vision to play a more active role in inspiring, supporting and sharing creativity of all kinds.
Founded in 1841 and with a collection of over one million books and periodicals, the Library has long been an essential resource for writers, scholars, students and the intellectually curious. Past members have ranged from Charles Dickens and George Eliot to Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot; and amongst its 6,500 members today are leading writers, scholars and researchers. We receive no public funding and are entirely self-financing, relying on membership and philanthropic support.
Senior Content Marketing Manager – Digital and Communications, PanMacmillan
Deadline: 21st May 2018
Are your friends always asking you for book recommendations? Do you get a kick from finding the right book for the right person?
Then, you’ll be in your element working across our full publishing list, whether writing and commissioning compelling content to inspire readers, finding more readers for our books than ever before, or creating an environment that they want to return to.
You know that good content is born from data and you’ll be adept at understanding where the magic between content, audience and opportunity can come together.
We’re an award-winning publishing house, with huge digital reach and we’re looking for someone special to join our talented Digital Communications team, who will be responsible for our content across web and email. With two reports, you’ll join a team of specialists and lead an ambitious growth plan for our channels. You’ll get a kick from seeing what users do on our site and thinking about ways we can improve their experience, forming data capture strategies, talking with everyone in the business, and be focussed on conversion.
Lecturer in Literature and the Digital and/or Creative Industries – Royal Holloway, University of London
Deadline: 24th May 2018
Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Literature and the Digital and/or Creative Industries in the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London. This post is made available as part of a programme of strategic investment in the English department and a commitment to the expansion of our interdisciplinary provision in Literature’s relationship with the Digital and Creative Industries, or the applied arts.
The department has a strong history of external engagement with the media, publishing, journalism, museums, galleries, theatres, and other arts institutions, including work placements and internships. Its collaborations include the following organisations, among others: the Globe, the Dickens Museum, Liberty, the Museum of London, the Watts Gallery, the Runnymede festival, the Geffrye Museum, Ditchling, the Wellcome Institute, and Chawton House. It also has academic expertise in the history of publishing, journalism, film, theatre and the media, as well as in Museum and Heritage Studies. We now seek to develop a suite of ‘crossover’ modules, which combine academic study of the Creative Industries’ deep history with applied opportunities and contemporary cultural analysis. These new modules will be shaped by the postholder’s expertise and we invite applications from applicants with expertise in any area of Literature and the Digital and Creative Industries.
Trustees – New Writing North
Deadline: 1st June 2018
To support our work we want to ensure that the profile and lived experience of our trustees reflects the communities in which we work and welcome applications from those who support our aims and share our vision for ensuring that UK literature is representative and diverse.
Our trustees have a passion for the written word and for supporting social mobility and participation through cultural engagement. Trustees act as ambassadors for NWN within their own networks and communities and support staff in areas where they have particular expertise.
The current board and trustees have a wide range of skills relevant to our work. We would now like to expand our skills and capacity and welcome applications from candidates who have professional experience in the following fields: Education, Legal, Finance, Libraries and Literary Agencies.
The London Writers Awards – Spread the Word
Applications are open from: midday Monday 4 June until 5pm on Friday 22 June 2018
The London Writers Awards are Spread the Word’s new annual development programme for talented London writers. The Awards’ aim is to increase the number of writers from under-represented communities being taken up by agents and publishers.
Each year, the Awards will offer up to 30 writers an intensive nine-month programme of masterclasses, critical feedback groups, WritersLabs, 1-2-1 coaching and networking opportunities. The 2018 Awards will run from September 2018 to May 2019.
The Awards are for: writers of literary fiction (including short stories), commercial fiction (for e.g.: crime, science fiction, romance), narrative non-fiction, YA/children’s (including middle grade and YA fiction, excludes picture books) and poetry, and are focused on supporting London-based writers of colour and working class, LGBTQ and disabled writers.
We are seeking talented writers who are committed to developing their work, their craft and their career.
Winners will be selected via open application and participation is free. Bursaries are available to writers who are most in need. An access fund is available to support writers with access requirements.