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December 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 Editor – Bloomsbury Content Services

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

Bloomsbury Content Services helps external partners inspire, inform and engage their audiences by providing them with innovative content, marketing and publishing services. We are looking for an experienced digital editor to lead and manage the successful development, configuration, launch and product lifecycle of BCS digital products.  The first product to launch will be a partnership project, working with a private library to digitise and publish their collection of rare books and manuscripts for sale to university libraries.

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Project Editor, Education – Bloomsbury Publishing plc

Deadline: Sunday 4th December 2016

This is an exciting opportunity for an Editor with relevant publishing experience to join the Education team, working across a range of primary and early years materials that include illustrated home learning books, teacher resources and professional development titles.

The successful candidate will have experience in the education market, will be up to date with the latest education initiatives and be passionate about creating books for practising teachers that are fit for purpose, innovative and commercial. They will be enthusiastic and creative, with a firm commitment to creating high quality educational books and digital products for the UK and International markets.

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Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator – National Portrait Gallery

Deadline: Monday 5th December 2016

Reporting to the Head of Digital Programmes, and working alongside another Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator (job share) fulfilling a different role within content development, the Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator is based in the National Portrait Gallery’s Digital Programmes Department. It offers an excellent opportunity for someone with experience working with delivering collections content online with a particular interest in the transfer and repurposing of paper-based textual content into digital database systems.

The post will focus on ensuring collections content about portraits and the sitters portrayed within them that currently only exist in paper format is repurposed effectively to Gallery database systems.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience working with Optical Character Recognition software and the transfer of collection information into systems that are made available to the public online. They will have proven ability to work with collections data meticulously, rapidly and consistently, along with experience of analysing, cleaning and inputting data on to databases.

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News Reporter – The Bookseller

Deadline: Friday 9th December 2016

The Bookseller is looking for a part-time news reporter to join its editorial team.

The Bookseller runs a busy news desk covering all aspects of the publishing business, and requires a news hound to help break fresh news each morning via the website, and research longer news stories for the weekly magazine.

The role is for a fixed-term six month period indirectly as maternity cover, though it may be extended.

The job would suit a freelance news reporter looking to work flexible hours, or a full-time news reporter looking to go freelance.

The candidate must be available to work a minimum 2.5 days a week, ideally in the morning. Salary on application.

Applications should be sent to The Bookseller’s news editor Lisa Campbell.


Online Key Account Assistant – Bloomsbury Publishing plc

Deadline: Sunday 11th December 2016

We are looking for a dynamic Online Key Account Assistant/Administrator who is interested in a fast-paced role in our UK Sales team. You will be working on all online and digital accounts and assist in the day-to-day administration on accounts such as Amazon/Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Google. This is a great opportunity for a strong communicator who works well under pressure to learn more about digital publishing in an exciting environment.

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Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator – Oxford University Press

Deadline: Sunday 11th December 2016

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Oxford Education Division provides online and print resources across Primary, Secondary, Trade and Children’s markets, both for the UK and for customers around the world.

About the role

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who has a passion for digital marketing to join our Marketing team. The role will form a key part of our growing and innovative Digital Marketing team and will involve planning and executing digital marketing campaigns.  The role will be focused particularly on improving the customer journey for evaluation and retention around digital products.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the briefing, scheduling and monitoring of digital marketing campaigns, web and social activity, to achieve sales revenues, increased customer awareness and market share.

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Digital Publishing Coordinator – The University of Michigan Library

Deadline: Sunday 11th December 2016

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library’s mission.

The Digital Publishing Coordinator is primarily responsible for the project management, performance, and completion of digital publishing projects, including overseeing the publication of journal issues, books, and digital projects.  They will be responsible for preparing and producing scholarly content for publication online and in print. The Coordinator will need to be a team player with good time and project management skills, be able to solve many common problems independently, and is committed to improving efficiency and responsiveness both within and outside the department. This position reports to the Director of Publishing Services.

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Programme Assistant, Reading Friends – The Reading Agency

Deadline: Monday 12th December 2016

The Reading Agency is looking for a creative and enthusiastic assistant to provide administrative and programme support to a new flagship programme – Reading Friends.

Reading Friends is a four year reading focused befriending programme for lonely and isolated older people including people with dementia and same generation carers.  Reading Friends is funded by The Big Lottery, co-produced with older people and delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with key stakeholders.

You will require excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.   You will also require a thorough understanding of digital formats and social media, and have digital editorial experience.

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Lecturer/Lecturer (Education) in Digital Media – Queen’s University Belfast

Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017

Scholarly Activity:

  1. Lecturer Education
    – Develop and plan an area of scholarship and expertise in the field of Digital/immersive/interactive media and contribute to the education portfolio of the School.
    – Contribute to and publish scholarship in appropriate refereed journals and conferences.
    – Direct, coach and develop students within specialist area.
    – Collaborate on original scholarship with colleagues in other institutions including those of strategic importance to Queen’s. -Support colleagues and students on developing digital media for on-going research projects.
  2. Lecturer
    – Develop and plan an area of research/scholarship and expertise in the field of Digital/Immersive/Interactive media and contribute to the research output of the School of Arts, English and Languages.
    – Contribute to and publish research/scholarship in appropriate refereed journals and conferences.
    – Seek external funding, in collaboration with peers, from relevant funding bodies to ensure continued growth of the School’s research profile locally and internationally.
    – Direct, coach and develop students within specialist area.
    – Collaborate on original scholarship with colleagues in other institutions including those of strategic importance to the various research areas in the School of Arts, English and Languages.
    – Support colleagues and students in developing and designing and on-going research projects and applications.

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