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January 2017: 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.



Deadline: Friday 13th Jan, 2017

Hodder Education, one of the UK’s leading educational publishers – winners of Publisher of the Year 2015 and 2016 – is looking for a Senior Digital Marketing Executive to join the busy Primary Marketing team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic individual to help develop and drive the digital marketing activity across the primary lists. The successful candidate will be responsible for devising and implementing innovative strategies to increase revenue from our websites, and for driving the marketing of our digital products and services.

More info…


Digital Editor (Bloomsbury Content Services) – Bloomsbury PLC

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.

More info…


Marketing Officer – Walker Books

Deadline: Tuesday 17th Jan, 2017

Walker Books, the UK’s leading independent children’s book publisher, is home to a prestigious list of award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators and brands.

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, proactive and highly organised Marketing Officer to play a key role in our busy consumer marketing team, devising and implementing effective campaigns across our list.

As well as planning and overseeing all elements of your campaigns you will write high-impact copy, brief our in-house design team and external agencies, manage campaign budgets, develop partnerships with third parties and co-ordinate consumer marketing activity at events.

Working with our Digital Marketing Officer you will co-ordinate the digital marketing elements of your campaigns, including social media and blogger activity, the creation of videos and trailers, and campaign mini-sites and email newsletters.

More info…


Marketing Manager – Vintage

Deadline: Friday 20th Jan, 2017

VINTAGE is looking for an experienced marketer to plan and implement outstanding market-leading campaigns and year-round strategies for crime fiction titles. You will work with some of the world’s bestselling and acclaimed crime authors, including Jo Nesbo, Ruth Ware, Denise Mina, Fred Vargas, Stuart Neville, Arnaldur Indridason, Abir Mukherjee and Arne Dahl. You will also have an opportunity to work on select fiction and non-fiction from across the VINTAGE lists.

Across your campaign work, you will display excellent organisational and planning skills and will be able to evaluate campaigns and share your findings with the wider team. Confidence in running effective digital campaigns, a robust understanding of analytics, emerging technologies and great digital contacts are must-haves. You will be innovative in your approach and always looking for ways to reach new readerships, with a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace, a keen eye for competitor activity and impeccable author care.

More info…


Apprenticeship Award 2017 – Word Factory

Deadline: Sunday 22nd Jan, 2017

For the fourth year running, the Word Factory is offering a unique opportunity for four short story writers to be mentored FOR FREE for a year by Alexei Sayle, Jarred McGinnis, Nikesh Shukla and Zoe Gilbert.

The chosen writers will have access to all Word Factory events and classes, plus support from writing agencies, access to a leading agent and the collective literary wisdom of the Word Factory writers.

More info…


Digital Development Publisher (Maternity cover contract) – Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Sunday 29th Jan, 2017

Cambridge University Press seeks a Digital Development Editor or Digital Development Publisher (depending on experience), to accelerate the growth of our digital portfolio across STM, social sciences and humanities publishing. The successful candidate will drive the launch of market-led born-digital products as well as those that unlock the value of our deep backlists across books and journals, working with Business Owners to draw up proposals for new products, features and models.

The Digital Development Editor/Publisher will also evaluate and deliver partnerships with selected 3rd party tools and services, and will take an active role in communicating digital strategies and capabilities to Academic colleagues. If recruited at Digital Development Publisher level, the successful candidate will also review leading lists and products and closely monitor Cambridge’s position by regular review of competitor strategies, products and services, recommending digital strategies that will drive new publishing initiatives, usage and profitability.

More info… 


MIX 2017: Call for Papers and Presentations

Deadline: Monday 30th Jan, 2017

MIX are interested in work that takes a wide variety of forms, including digital fiction and digital poetry, participatory media, digital art and text, collaborations between writers and technologists, hybrid and cross-media practice, transmedia practice, as well as their on-going themes of the future of the book, new forms of publishing, convergent media cultures and new forms of digital curation. They will also look for papers and presentations on digital and interactive theatre-making, including scriptwriting, performance and technology, and ambient literature, including mobile, locative, pervasive and other site-specific forms. As in previous conferences, papers that focus on pedagogy in any of these fields are also welcome.

More info…


GAME WRITING OPPORTUNITY – Writers’ Centre Norwich

Deadline: Midnight, Tuesday 31st Jan, 2017

You’ve heard of Zombies, Run! right?

It’s probably the most successful – and certainly the most creative – smartphone health and fitness app in the world and has topped the charts regularly since its launch in 2012. It’s been downloaded over 3 million times and its lead writer and co-creator, Naomi Alderman, has been responsible for the production of five seasons of this amazing game. Now she’s looking for two or three trainee writers to join her and see if they have what it takes to join the writing team for the next season. Story lining, editing, dialogue and ideas – you’ll have the chance to look at all of these skills as part of this traineeship, and if you excel, well, you’ll get an additional fee and a foot in the door of writing for games and the online world.

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Lecturer in Virtual Reality / 3D Media – University of Kent

Deadline: Sunday 19th Feb, 2017

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to undertake teaching and research at the interface of Virtual Reality and Digital Media, and to participate in the administration and delivery of digital media programmes. You will play a key role in our plans to develop and deliver new teaching material covering the future evolution of Digital Media. You will have a strong research potential, demonstrated by a track record of high quality publications in relevant journals and conferences. Commitment to developing student potential and an ability to teach students from different backgrounds is necessary.

More info… 

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