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November 2016: 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.


Digital Project Interns x2 – Headline

Deadline: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

We are seeking two temporary interns to work on an exciting project to review and rejuvenate the digital sales of some of our backlist titles, ensuring that we can bring our saga, crime and women’s fiction titles to the broadest possible audience.

This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved in a publishing project where you will see tangible results quickly.

We are seeking two interns to drive this project, you must have a demonstrable interest in books, be self-starting and highly motivated, with a real commercial instinct.

Social Media Intern: This role will work on refreshing metadata, driving traffic to our titles, building and engaging an online community of readers; working with bloggers and building awareness of our fantastic backlist titles, analysing and focusing the outcomes of your social media activity.

Design Intern: To take a fresh look at the covers and packaging of the digital product, refreshing and adapting the covers where necessary. Producing tweet cards and using photoshop to support the social media activity.

More info…


Digital Officer -Edinburgh International Festival

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 4th November 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for an experienced, passionate and dedicated Digital Officer (long term contract) to join the team. We want you to help us deliver this unparalleled celebration of the performing arts, which brings some of the most exciting and creative artists working today to audiences from around the world.

You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role and a desire to pursue a career in digital communications. Experience working with websites and social media in a professional capacity is essential, as is the ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team. The job is initially offered for an 18 month contract, with potential for extension for the right candidate.

More info… 


Project Wrangler- Bookswarm

Deadline: Applications ASAP

East Anglian web agency Bookswarm is seeking a part-time Project Wrangler to assist our busy team in the delivery of projects.

This is a virtual role for someone who can work from home. There is a possibility of occasional meetings in London and or the South East but this is not vital to the role. We would expect it to be a minimum of 5 hours a week at £10 per hour, with the possibility of working up to 15 hours a week. You will need a fast, reliable Internet connection in order to perform the role.

You will need to be flexible, efficient, very organised, very web literate and with excellent client-facing skills. You need to be able to write a good email!

More info…


Project Manager – Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 7th November, 2016

We seek an experienced and highly organised individual with an excellent track record of managing projects, ideally in the literary sector though we are very open to experience from other areas. This role will be responsible for the development and delivery of the first edition of the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships. The ideal candidate will have worked successfully with artists to support the development of their practice. They will be an adept communicator with the proven ability to bring value to the project, overseeing a career-enhancing year for the three selected Fellows.

The role will work as part of the JCF team, reporting to the Director and alongside the General Manager and Communications Manager.

More info… 


Digital Executive – Ladybird and Puffin

Deadline: Tuesday 8th November, 2016

Are you digital savvy and bursting with ideas?

Do you have an interest in connecting audiences to stories, ideas and content that matter?

We are looking for a Digital Executive to join the Ladybird and Puffin team. You will be passionate about storytelling, the value of reading and bringing these iconic brands to life through dynamic content, partnerships and communications.  You’ll use your creative, analytical and marketing expertise to reach out to and grow our core audiences of parents and children. Creating engaged communities across channels and developing word-of mouth advocacy for Puffin, Ladybird, our books and authors.

Responsibilities for this role include working as part of the Ladybird and Puffin Audience Development Team to create and deliver optimised, creative campaigns and content promotion across our audience channels which include Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Popjam. You’ll be a part of the overreaching audience strategy, working with the Head of Digital Marketing to track, report and analyse audience channels and campaign performance on a regular basis.

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Digital Marketing Manager – Penguin Press

Deadline: Thursday 10th November, 2016

We’re looking for a natural collaborator who loves being ahead of the curve. A brilliant opportunity has arisen at Penguin Press for a highly creative, entrepreneurial Digital Marketing Manager.

Penguin Press publishes high quality, game changing books across a range of subjects by authors including Michael Lewis, Naomi Klein and Carlo Rovelli, as well as beautiful, illustrated works like Life on Instagram and The Fox And The Star. Along with an emerging poetry list, Press is also home to the world-famous Penguin Classics series.

You will develop eye catching, innovative campaigns for a diverse range of books and publishing brands. With a focus on the ever-changing landscape of digital marketing, you will work as an integral part of the publishing division, bringing expertise in social media and newsletters, online advertising and influence outreach to our award-winning marketing team.

Relationships with readers are at the heart of the job, whether through creating bold plans for our social media output or partnering with brands and existing online communities to build the readership for our books. You will be a self-starter, able to inspire trust and confidence in colleagues and overcome any challenges.

More info…


Digital Marketing Manager – Consumer and Digital Development, Penguin Random House

Deadline: Thursday 10th November, 2016

Can you help us create engaging content for our audiences and bring stories to life?

We are looking for a highly organised and creative Digital Marketing Manager FTC who is passionate about our brand to help bring to life a new audience initiative Penguin Living around our Self Development titles including promoting events, courses and workshop, and also develop a marketing strategy for our Penguin E-Commerce pilot.

This is an FTC position which will be initially on a 6 month contract with the potential to extend.

Reporting to the Audience Development Director, this is an exciting, hands-on opportunity to build marketing campaigns for the brand new Penguin E-Commerce pilot from scratch. You’ll create and commission compelling content and marketing materials for both the E-commerce and Penguin Living audiences, as well as spread the word about the E-commerce pilot and Penguin Living respectively via our social media channels, websites and Penguin Living and E-Commerce newsletters.

You’ll also be in charge of managing these channels, working closely with the Penguin Living and E-Commerce teams and marketing teams from each of our publishing divisions to make sure we’re reaching our target audience in the right way and with the best content.

More info…


Senior Digital and Growth Marketer – Duel 

Deadline: Friday 11th November, 2016

You will be responsible for managing Duel’s social presence, creating, writing and managing content, PR, SEO, paid search and paid social. In short, you will be the hero of all our online activities…

As a key employee in a small startup you will have to be comfortable wearing a number of different hats, but generally you’ll wear the marketing or ‘growthhacking’ hat, obsessively metrics driven to bring amazing, qualified sales leads to our sales team.

You will work closely with the Founder and will directly affect the success of the business. We will build a team around you as we grow. You will also contribute ideas and additions to the product based on customer feedback.

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Lecturer/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing – Liverpool Hope University

Deadline: Friday 11th November, 2016

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an aspect of Creative Writing and will be expected to contribute to existing provision within the department, be involved in new curriculum developments and engage with the research profile of the team. S/he should possess the ability to contribute to both theoretical and applied classes and should have the potential to develop and deliver a Masters in Creative Writing, and supervise PhDs. Desirable areas of expertise include Dialogue, especially Screenwriting, Narrative and Fiction, Professional Writing such as journalism, copy-writing and/or writing for digital media, Publishing and Commissioning.

The successful candidate will contribute to lectures on ‘Writing Technique’ and ‘Writing Values’ on topics related to their PhD research. Future teaching will include the publishing business and/or producing and commissioning new writing as well as dissertation supervision. Experience of teaching Creative Writing to undergraduates and knowledge of the pedagogy of the discipline are required as well as facilitation of writing workshops.

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4STORIES SCHEME Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper Television, a Banijay Company

Deadline: Writers – MONDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2016

Directors – MONDAY 12th DECEMBER 2016

The scheme is aimed at encouraging applications from talent currently under-represented in TV Drama – including women, disabled talent, BAME talent, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We want to hear from emerging UK talent who bring a distinct and alternative view of modern Britain. We are looking for 3 writers and 3 directors to take part in the initiative. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on a new three part series of half-hour, interconnected films. One big story, told via three unique points of view, made by new diverse talent. This ambitious series will be broadcast on Channel 4.

As part of the paid development programme writing-trainees will participate in a writer’s room out of which the series will be created. They will be tutored by and work with experienced drama producers at Touchpaper TV where their scripts will be developed. The process will see trainee writers and directors learn how to hone their skills and deliver their vision under the guidance of experienced drama professionals. They will also be mentored by high profile drama talent, and will take part in a bespoke training programme to run alongside and beyond the production of the series. It will include masterclasses, networking sessions, coaching, career development and access to key industry events.

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Website Digital Manager – The Heritage Lottery Fund

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 20 November 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund is recruiting for a Website and Digital Manager who will be responsible for the management and development of all Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) branded digital channels.

This includes the HLF and NHMF websites, as well as other communications tools, such as E:communications and social media. You will have line management responsibility for two Digital Website Editors and dotted-line responsibility for the Social Media Editor.

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Flight 1000 – Spread the Word

Deadline: Noon, Monday 21st November 2016

Spread the Word has opened the application window for their Flight 1000 scheme. Flight 1000 is a paid Associates scheme that develops the career opportunities of London writers who want to enter the publishing industry, and who have been excluded due to social and /or financial disadvantage.

Each Flight Associate receives a bursary of £10,000 across 12 months, which supports them for a total of 1000 hours through 2017. During their year, Associates take on editorial responsibility for Spread the Word’s Flight Journal of short fiction, and also take up several weeks of industry placements including (twice Booker-winning) Oneworld Publications, and Jacaranda. The scheme also includes some funding for training, and regular mentoring from Spread the Word.

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Head of Field: Digital Academy – Bath Spa University

Deadline: Thursday 24th November 2016

Leading the development of the Digital Academy (one of four Fields in the College of Liberal Arts), you will enjoy a range of pivotal responsibilities – from providing strategic leadership, through to sharing your expertise in digital technology and digital culture across the university. The Digital Academy  spans Film and Media, Creative Music Technology and Publishing. It also supports exciting developments across the wider College of Liberal Arts.

In consultation with the Executive Dean and Provost, you will be instrumental in advancing the university’s digital strategic agenda. We will rely on your expertise to ensure best practice and innovation in the use of digital resources for learning, teaching and research. Collaboration will be at the heart of your success. You will bring together colleagues from diverse disciplines, while forging international networks, to promote our profile across the high education sector and industry.

More info…

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