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July 2016: Jobs & Opportunities round-up

The first in our all-new monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology.

If you have any opportunities you would like to submit, please get in touch

Product Manager, Digital Archives (3 days per week) – Bloomsbury

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible as this role is for an imminent start date.

We are working with a private library to digitise and make available for the first time its unique collection of rare books and manuscripts that bridge the Western and Arab worlds. The digitised library will launch early in 2017 as a perpetual access library product. We are looking for an experienced product manager to lead and manage the successful development, launch and product lifecycle of the Digital Archive product. The Product Manager reports to Head of Clients and Product and will work closely with the platform development team, the project management team, the sales and marketing team and the client.

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Editorial Intern – The Pool UK

Deadline: 10am Monday 11 July 2016

The Pool is offering a full-time paid one-year internship with the editorial team in our London office from the end of July. The opportunity will provide experience in many aspects of digital journalism.

The ideal candidate will have organisational and research skills, attention to detail and a passion for all areas of online journalism. Training will be given in: SEO, GA, CMS, Photoshop and MailChimp.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 10am Monday 11 July.

Email Marketing Manager – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Wednesday 13 July 2016

Know what makes a successful email marketing strategy? Are you excited about the opportunity of recommending the next perfect read to someone and introducing them to a wealth of books and authors at Penguin Random House?

If the answer to this is yes, then this Email Marketing Manager role may be the ideal next step for you.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Marketing, the Email Marketing Manager will be responsible for shaping and delivering first-class email marketing campaigns for our consumer brands and our authors, growing our reach and sales and ensuring all communications are highly targeted with a clear purpose.

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Head of Digital Marketing – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Thursday 14 July 2016

Are you a motivated people person with a passion for digital marketing?

We are recruiting for a Head of Digital Marketing who will help evolve a first class marketing infrastructure for Penguin Random House UK, ensuring our business has access to the most effective digital marketing tools and partners to connect our books and authors with readers.

You’ll be responsible for leading the Group Marketing team, made up of digital marketing and analytics specialists. You and your team will offer guidance and support to the Penguin Random House publishing divisions across all digital marketing activities including analytics, paid, social media, email marketing, SEO and affiliate marketing.

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Digital Development Editor – Palgrave Higher Education

Deadline: Friday 15 July 2016 

Could you combine digital expertise and hands-on editorial input to produce engaging and interactive materials for students and lecturers around the world?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our market-leading study skills editorial team in Palgrave Higher Education, a leading global publisher of textbooks and online products.  As part of a friendly and vibrant team, you will be responsible for developing author materials for delivery on our digital platforms, companion websites and other ancillary resources to support teaching and learning.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with both an editorial and technical mindset, and an ideal position to establish a career in educational publishing.

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Digital Marketing Analyst – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Sunday 17 July 2016

Our central Consumer & Digital Development department is looking for a Digital Marketing Analyst to champion the strategic use of data at every stage of these brands’ marketing campaigns as we evolve how we connect people with the stories they love, in whatever format that takes: mobile/tablet apps, audio, live events and cutting edge digital publishing initiatives.

At the core of the role is the ability to communicate in an accessible, interesting and actionable way with less technical audiences. This is diverse and dynamic role that’d suit an outgoing person who is equally confident in their understanding of marketing, books and online culture, and the technology behind these.

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The HarperCollins BAME Traineeship 2016/17

Deadline: Friday 22 July 2016

A one-off traineeship for people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background to work in our London office on a paid training contract. It starts in October 2016 and lasts for 12 months.

As well as a chance to really immerse yourself in all things HarperCollins, you will get your own mentor to learn from, and an unrivalled suite of learning and development through our new learning portal, which covers everything from editorial, leadership, career, transmedia and innovation, and which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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Digital Content Editor – HarperCollins

Deadline: Friday 22 July 2016 (early applications may be prioritized).

‪HarperCollins’ Digital team are looking for a Digital Content Editor to provide technical and editorial services that support the ebook publishing and ebook services from the Digital team. This to include, maintenance of the existing ebook catalogue (reworks, ebook ‘reissues’ etc.), expansion of the ebook catalogue and R&D that supports future ebook publishing via the solution of technical / usability issues. This is a great opportunity for someone with HTML skills to join an innovative Digital team in a leading global publisher.

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Group Social Media Manager

Deadline: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Penguin Random House is the place where people who love books, ideas and writing can do the best work of their lives.

We are hugely ambitious about the role we play in connecting people to the stories, ideas and writing that matter.

Our Consumer and Digital Development team is looking for a confident and passionate Group Social Media Manager (maternity cover), who is as keen to generate conversation about these stories as we are.

Your role will be to help create a competitive advantage for Penguin Random House in the strength of the relationships with, and knowledge of, key social media platforms, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat. You will be responsible for ensuring these platforms are being leveraged effectively by our consumer-facing teams, to reach both UK and international audiences, and to help generate sales.

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Lecturer in Digital Publishing – The University of Lincoln

Deadline: Monday 25 July 2016

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a lecturer with an interest in the theory and practice of digital publishing across a variety of platforms for the web and/or mobile. You will have an understanding of the production processes for such platforms, but equally be engaged with how current content providers connect with their audiences in different sectors such as journalism, digital storytelling, publishing and/or social media. You will have some technical skills in digital platforms, such as some html coding or the use of APIs, but this is as a basis for understanding contexts such as data journalism or electronic publishing. You will be research active, with a PhD and already be engaged in publishing within your chosen field.

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Content Assistant – Electric Word plc

Deadline: Please confirm with Electric Word plc

Are you looking for a fantastic new content job in a digital environment?

Our newly created content assistant job in our in-house content team will enable you to experience the full range of digital content team activity, from editing and proofing, to developing marketing content, blog writing and growing our social media presence. We are a dynamic company in the media sector based near Tower Bridge in London. We are ready to invest in your development if you are ready to learn fast on the job in a creative team and contribute to our success!

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