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September 2016: Jobs & Opportunities Round-up

Our all-new monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology.

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Digital Publishing Coordinator – British Film Institute

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2016

We are looking for a talented Digital Publishing Coordinator to join our dynamic Digital Production team to ensure the timely publication of digital content for the BFI especially in areas relating to the monthly venue Programme publishing and wider corporate activity.

With proven experience in a similar digital role, combined with a good working knowledge of HTML and CSS, you will compile and publish key online content using a number of content management systems and tracking tools. Adhering to prescribed quality, style and publishing conventions, you will support the content team with subediting of text, along with image research and editing.

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Data programmer – Natural History Museum

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2016

The NHM’s Digital Collections Programme (DCP) is a major museum initiative that holds the ultimate aim of digitising our entire collection of 80 million specimens.  We have just entered into the second tranche of DCP, which has a strong emphasis on improving our existing digital collections structure in preparation for mass digitisation on a grand scale.  The Science Data Programmer will play an instrumental role in the automation of data processes within the DCP, sitting at the interface between collections data, informatics and DCP programme office.

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Content and Community Officer – British Library

Deadline: Sunday 4 September 2016

The British Library is looking for a Content and Community Officer to join its strong team.

The Content and Community team exists to tell the stories of the Library’s exceptional collections. They work with curators and experts to bring the work of the Library to life for the research, inspiration and enjoyment purposes of our diverse audiences, publishing on its website, email in print and through social media channels.

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Editor – Cooked, Bloomsbury

Deadline: Monday 5 September

Cooked ( is a beautifully designed subscription-model recipe website, launched in the UK in February 2015, as a joint venture between Bloomsbury Publishing, Quadrille Publishing and Hardie Grant. It offers over 270 cookbooks in their entirety, totalling 33,000+ recipes, giving it the largest database of recipes in the UK.

We are looking for a new Editor to lead the tone and editorial direction of the site. This is a senior role which offers an ideal opportunity for anyone engaged with the food scene in the digital sphere.

The role, part-time (3 days a week), reports to Bloomsbury Publishing’s Head of Digital Marketing/Project Manager of Cooked and is based in Bedford Square.

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Head of Brand and Partnerships – The Space

Deadline: Wednesday 7 September 2016

The Space is a unique commissioning and development programme to support greater digital access to the arts, founded by the BBC and Arts Council England. Our purpose is to increase the audience reach and impact of publically funded arts and culture through digital technologies, to build digital skills across the arts sector and to support the development and creation of innovative and interactive new art works.

Overall purpose: To build The Space brand and offering for the UK arts sector, ensuring UK arts organisations and wider stakeholders understand, access and benefit from The Space’s services. Secure continuing support for The Space from existing stakeholders and from potential new partners to support capacity building, funding or other strategic aims.

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Senior Web Editor – Penguin Random House UK

Deadline: Thursday 8 September 2016

We are looking for a Senior Web Editor (Maternity Cover) who will lead the editorial vision for with creativity and passion.

This role would suit a web editor with a proven track record and a minimum 5 years’ experience in content strategy, content planning and delivery and SEO. What are most important are your can-do attitude, organisation skills, attention to detail and drive to see your ideas to fruition. You’ll also be a confident leader with a dab-hand at writing engaging copy, a strong communicator and have an eye for design.

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Programme Manager – Nesta

Deadline: 12pm, Friday 9 September 2016

The Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales (DIFAW) is a strategic partnership between Arts Council of Wales and Nesta. DIFAW aims to support arts organisations to explore how digital technology can be used to enhance their audience reach and engagement or develop new business models, and to embed and scale successful experiments.  It does this through the provision of grant and risk funding, research support, business support and capacity building workshops.  Alongside this, we have a comprehensive marketing and communications plan and activity to ensure that lessons are shared and engagement with the fund remains as high and as wide as possible.

At present DIFAW has five arts organisations undertaking research and development projects, working collaboratively with technology companies, and two undertaking investment readiness work.

We are now looking for a Programme Manager to support these projects as they complete their work between now and the end of March 2017, and ensure that the outputs of both the funded projects and the programme as a whole are communicated as effectively and as widely as possible

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Careers 360 – Penguin Random House

Date: Sunday 11 September 2016

No matter where you are on your career path there’s always something to learn

Join us for a day of career tips and tactics from leading authors and experts.

If you’re striving to progress in your career, searching for a new job, or starting out on your own the Careers 360 day will furnish you with the tools, tips and tactics to make a difference.

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Digital Analyst – Tate Gallery

Deadline: Monday 12 September, 2016

In May 2016 Tate launched updates to the Tate website and this is a rare opportunity to join the Tate Digital Team to shape the digital product development of an iconic brand.

The role sits within the digital product team which delivers diverse visitor-facing products and projects. Reporting to the Head of Product, the Digital Analyst will support them in the delivery of compelling and engaging digital user experiences across the Tate website.
The Digital Analyst will provide data, analysis and insight to support the ongoing development of Tate’s digital products and work with colleagues across the organisation to provide regular reporting and KPI analysis.

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Digital Content Officer – University of the Arts London         

Deadline: Wednesday 14 Sep 2016

As a member of the Digital Team within the Department of Communication and External Affairs, you will lead on the development of compelling content across our digital platforms. You will be responsible for helping teams across the organisation deliver great copy and a great user experience for our target audiences.

On a daily basis you will be editing copy, advising on SEO, supporting training and answering content related queries. You will also be involved in delivering content projects based on user needs and using Google Analytics to inform decisions.

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Programme Assistant – The British Museum

Deadline: Thursday 15 September 2016

The British Museum is searching for a Programme Assistant to join the Digital and Publishing department and support the Programme Manager in tracking and delivering the department’s programme of on-going products and projects to deliver the Museum’s Digital Strategy.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career in Programme or Business Management, providing the opportunity to broaden knowledge and skills in a variety of areas. The role will involve working across all teams in the department, supporting the business end of their projects, as well as liaising with a number of other departments to help communicate the progress of the Digital Strategy throughout the Museum. Key elements of the role are supporting finance and budget management, roadmap tracking and report drafting.

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Postdoctoral Researcher In Digital Humanities, With A Special Focus On The Field Of Aesthetics – Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Finland)

Deadline: Sunday 18 September 2016

Main tasks and requirements
The postdoctoral researcher will work with the Professor of Aesthetics and do research on issues and areas related to digital humanities. It is expected that the postdoctoral researcher plans and develops new transdisciplinary and transnational projects and events.

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From Zero to Hero! – The Literary Platform

Date: Thursday 22 September 2016

The event is aimed at anyone who has thought about setting up a publishing company, a magazine or tried to work out how to get a publishing project off the ground. We’ll be looking at how to get creative content into the world and ask what it means to publish in the digital age. We’ll also be questioning what it is about print that has such enduring appeal, and how digital has enabled others to share creative content so effectively. We’ll be discussing how new business models have enabled a new breed of publisher to launch, and consider what established publishers might learn from the start-up mentality.

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Video Production Apprentice – Telegraph Media Group

Deadline: Monday 3 October 2016

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic young person to join Telegraph Media Group’s busy video production team on a twelve-month apprenticeship.

You will need to be interested in moving image; be creative and hard working. You will be expected to work under your own initiative within a pressurised environment, and be able to take instruction easily.

You should be numerate, and have a basic knowledge of Excel and Word. An understanding of Google docs would be helpful but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to be part of a dynamic and hard working video production team.

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