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April 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.

Freelance Digital Marketing Manager – HarperCollins Children’s

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Early applications may be prioritised.

Our award winning Children’s team are looking for a freelance Digital Marketing Manager to develop and execute digital strategies that drive profitable sales of new Children’s titles, grow and deepen audience reach and engagement, and develop and strengthen key author brands (both established and up and coming). This is an exciting opportunity to join the bright and innovative marketing team of HarperCollins Children’s Books, Children’s publisher of the year for 3 consecutive years. We are the home to many bestselling household names, such as David Walliams, Derek Landy, Oliver Jeffers, David Baddiel, Cecilia Ahern, Narnia, Paddington Bear and Michael Morpurgo. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a fast growing children’s publisher and an integral part of HarperCollins UK, the fourth largest publisher in the UK. This role is being advertised as both a permanent position and an immediate freelance opportunity.

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Digital Marketing Executive – HarperCollins

Deadline: Applicants are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. Early applications may be prioritised

Our Group Marketing team are looking for a Digital Marketing Executive to play an important role within the Group Marketing team, with responsibility for delivering the Group email programme (including BookPerk, HarperCollins email), and managing and developing our HarperCollins Facebook and Instagram accounts.  The person in this role will form part of a centre of excellence in social and email communications, supporting the HarperCollins Marketing community with best practice training and guidance.  This role will oversee our CRM database and own the relationships with our data management partners.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with prior marketing experience and a good mix of analytical and creative skills.

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Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature – University of London

Deadline: midnight, Tuesday 4 April 2017

The Institute of English Studies (IES), in the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London, wishes to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Digital Approaches to Literature. The successful person will have expertise in the technical skills essential to digital research, digital scholarly editing, expertise in any area of literary studies and a broad outlook across the whole field.  The IES wishes to expand its provision in digitally-based scholarship which currently focuses on textual editing. We are looking for someone with new ideas to enlarge our provision and facilitate the work of others.  Areas of interest to us include the following, and candidates will be expected to have demonstrable expertise in one or more of these (which are listed in no order of preference) as well as being informed about digitally-based textual editing.

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Marketing Officer (Literature), Southbank Centre

Deadline: Sunday 9th April, 2017

Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and the imagination and through freedom of expression.

We are looking for a Marketing Officer, who is passionate about the arts, to join our Marketing and Communications team in telling the world Southbank Centre’s story. Our Marketing Officers support our content based marketing approach, delivering digital first campaigns and developing content across a range of digital channels, working closely with colleagues in Programming and Digital Engagement. You will support and implement evidence based, measurable and effective marketing campaigns, including the production of a wide range of marketing materials, to sell tickets and raise awareness of Southbank Centre as a destination, our artists, events and festivals

With a proven track record of delivering innovative digital media marketing activity across social media, email and online advertising platforms; the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent copy writing, editing and proofreading skills, have experience of monitoring and controlling budgets and be confident in their ability to analyse and interpret complex data. You will have a working knowledge of, or background in literature and solid experience of implementing successful marketing campaigns within the context of the wider arts and cultural sector.

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Senior Digital Marketing Manager – Little, Brown Book Group

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 9 April, 2017

Little, Brown Book Group, four times winner of the Publisher of the Year Award, is looking for a talented and creative Senior Digital Marketing Manager to join its friendly and innovative marketing team.

This is a diverse role supporting the marketing department, the wider company and Little, Brown’s authors and providing technical expertise and project management across our full range of digital and online promotional channels.

This role will suit an ambitious, data-driven individual who is keen to apply their digital expertise within a marketing environment.

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Metadata Analyst – Penguin Radom House

Deadline: Sunday 9th April, 2017

As Metadata Analyst, you’ll be responsible for updating metadata for books already published so that their keywords, categorisations and copy still hits the mark, and tap into the wider conversations surrounding our audiences.

Reporting to the Senior Metadata Analyst, you’ll be working closely with the editorial, marketing and bibliographic teams to create and curate high-quality metadata, gather data from search and social platforms, test the impact on sales rankings with different online retailers, and communicate your findings to the wider business.

You won’t be content to let things happen by themselves. You’ll be curious to continuously measure the impact of our metadata by running inventive experiments to understand consumer behaviour. You’ll also monitor key titles and genres, creating reports that provide recommendations on how we can ensure our books surface at the top of search queries.

As you’ll be manipulating both quantitative and qualitative data, you’ll have analytical experience and confidence in your ability to use different data sources to solve complex analytical problems. You’ll also have forensic attention to detail, methodical approach to problems and ability to analyse the impact of what you are doing.

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Editorial Assistant (BFI2022), British Film Institute

Deadline: Wednesday 12th April, 2017

The BFI’s aim is that eventually everyone across the UK will be able to easily access and enjoy the UK’s remarkable collections of film and television. We are looking for someone to contribute to the development and shaping of a major new programme of digitisation under the BFI2022 banner. Working with the Senior Curator and several teams across the BFI, you will undertake archival research, provide support for the BFI’s digital platforms and oversee the presentation of online programmes.

Alongside a relevant degree or similar qualification, you will have outstanding editorial and written communication skills, and a keen interest in the history of British film and – especially – television. You will also be a highly competent administrator.

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Digital Producer, Consumer & Digital Development – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Sunday 16th April, 2017

As our Digital Producer, you’ll be doing just that by taking digital product and experience ideas from inception to development.

For our Penguin Audience Development team, building direct relationships with audiences is at the heart of everything they do – and it will be for you too.

You’ll do this by building a profitable portfolio of apps, websites and experiences that not only bring value to the business, but also create new and exciting connections between our authors and readers.

Using your co-ordination and planning skills, you’ll ensure the smooth delivery of products: from taking ideas through the approval process, and working in line with branding guidelines, to arranging product demos and setting commercial targets.

Forging connections across our wider business will come easily to you – you’ll work with our distinct publishing divisions to identify opportunities, the wider Audience Development team to build marketing support, and call upon the expertise of our Consumer Insight team throughout the development process to act as the voice of the audience to ensure the end product or user experience does what we want it to do.

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Deadline: Monday 24th April, 2017

We’re looking for an enthusiastic digital marketer who combines creativity with analysis. You’ll be involved in supporting, optimising and expanding the digital marketing for our authors and Bookouture.

The initial focus will be to assist with social media advertising, email marketing, website management and providing support on digital projects. We are also looking for someone who has a proven passion for digital marketing and will constantly improve the way we connect our books with readers.

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a company that is setting the pace for digital fiction publishing in the UK. We’re looking not only for great publishing talent, but for people who make a habit of improving the way things are done, who embrace change and who enjoy applying science and tech to creativity.

You’ll be based in our London office and a good, competitive salary plus bonus is on offer to match your level of experience.  This role reports to the Digital Marketing Manager.

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