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May 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.

City of Culture Digital Archivist – University of Hull

Deadline: 3rd May 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Digital Archivist, to work with colleagues in the University Archives, Hull City Council and Hull 2017 to create an archive of Hull City of Culture. With much of this content expected to be digital in format the project will utilise the University’s existing digital repository platform (Hydra). The post holder, will be a qualified archivist with experience of handling and processing born-digital archives.

Hull was awarded UK City of Culture 2017 in November 2013. The year has been a remarkable success so far with a huge surge in engagement across the city with shows selling out, venues reporting large increase in visitors – the city has emerged from the shadows and so much more is planned. As City of Culture Digital Archivist you can be central to a key legacy element an archive that captures the how and why of what is a transformational period in the city’s history.

This post will be based at the Hull History Centre, but is expected work with colleagues in the University Library, University ICT and with colleagues in the City of Culture team, building on established links and infrastructure. The post holder will also contribute to a toolkit providing guidance and support, for the first time, for similar cultural festivals.

The post holder will take responsibility for the development of the archive, including the creation of appraisal and retention guidelines and the negotiating of appropriate levels of access to the material. Work has started to identify key series of records that we may wish to retain permanently that reflect the business, artistic and the public response to the programme of events and activities. The post holder will work alongside the project software developer to implement Archivematica software for the processing and management of born-digital archives and to wider collections management policies and practices.

More info…


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

Deadline: 4th May 2017

Are you a marketing professional who enjoys a blend of creativity and data?

Maybe you’re enthusiastic about books and digital media, and finding new ways to reach an audience directly. Perhaps the nitty-gritty of analysing content and engagement to constantly improve our CRM strategy appeals to you. Or maybe you enjoy seeing the knock-on effect of a well-executed campaign translating into sales and having an impact on the wider business.

Our Author and Marketing Solutions team is looking for a marketing professional to take on the mantle of Audience Acquisition Manager at a time of exciting growth for the team.

You’ll manage the author sign-up lists across the business, making sure that the data captured is useful, we’re engaging with what the consumer wants, and we’re keeping their attention once we’ve got it. You’ll deliver email marketing campaigns for our authors to grow reach and sales.

Within the business, we’re keen to present to our publishing divisions and help them understand how the Author and Marketing Solutions team can benefit their authors, books and brands. You’ll work with teams across the business – Sales, Marketing, Publicity and others – to advise on personalized content and longer-term strategies.

We’re looking for someone with at least a few years’ digital marketing background with experience working with ESPs and CRM systems; Adestra would be a bonus. You’ll need to be confident handling consumer data and coding both CSS and HTML. You’ll also have knowledge of marketing automation, CRM and personalisation tools. A background in the retail and entertainment industry would be great, but not essential.

We’re interested in any other skills you have too, so tell us what’s in your toolbox – perhaps you’ve worked with with A/B testing tools, Photoshop, Excel or Google analytics.

More info…


Senior Marketing Designer – Bloomsbury

Deadline: Applicants are advised to apply ASAP

Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and well-organised designer at a senior level to join its marketing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing a variety of high-quality print and digital marketing assets. Applicants should have lots of ideas and be able to create exciting and innovative marketing materials for a range of marketing campaigns.  This role reports to the Marketing Director, Data, Digital & Systems

The role


– Designing a range of high-quality digital marketing assets, including but not limited to: web advertisements, email footers, and web designs for standalone websites.

– Assisting with the creation, development and evolution of and other Bloomsbury-owned websites and brands.


– Designing a range of high-quality print-ready marketing assets, including but not limited to: advertisements, leaflets, booklets, posters and stickers.

– Producing high-end design campaigns for key titles.

– Designing and producing catalogues and rights guides.

– Producing proofs, samplers and super-proofs.


– Designing company digital assets, for example, web pages or logos.

– Designing logos, branding and style guidelines for new initiatives.

– Designing invitations to high-profile events and parties.

– Producing PowerPoint and other presentations for Directors.

– Designing print assets and company materials for key cultural/seasonal moments.

– Designing promotional booklets and materials for Bloomsbury Institute.

– Photographing a range of events, including but not limited to launch parties, processing the photographs and preparing for print and other media outlets.

– Line-managing and overseeing the work of two Designers.

More info…


Vacancy for Digitisation Project Assistant – The National Poetry Library

Deadline: 7th May 2017

We are looking for someone well organised and enthusiastic, with solid project management experience to join our National Poetry Library team as a Digitisation Project Assistant on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

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 passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change.

The National Poetry Library houses the largest publicly accessible English language collection of twentieth and twenty first century poetry in the world. As well as books, pamphlets and magazines, we collect audiovisual materials, and also posters, postcards, press cuttings, zines and images of poets.  A free monthly reading series is held on the first Wednesday of every month, and we run various events throughout the year as well as a rolling series of poetry related exhibitions.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in a major digitisation project of The National Poetry Library’s special collections. As Digitisation Project Assistant, you will ensure that quality digital assets are provided, safely stored and cleared for copyright where possible. You will keep up-to-date records of the library’s assets and be a daily point of contact for this project and have the opportunity to contribute towards the development of the library’s new website through organisation of its digital assets and uploading these into the CMS.

A qualified librarian or with significant experience in cataloging library items using AARC2, RDA or other cataloguing rules; the ideal candidate will have a demonstrable understanding of copyright laws, and high accuracy and attention to detail in work produced. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills,  a pleasant phone manner and be able to work well and communicate with a wide range of people, including both internal and external stakeholders. You will have good IT skills, including confidence with MS Office packages and Google Drive. With experience of working with published items, including rare and fragile items, you will ideally have a strong interest in or knowledge of poetry or literature and be excited about the opportunity to utilise and build on your previous skills and experience to deliver this project.

More info…


Vacancy for Digital Content & Social Media Officer

Deadline: 10th May 2017

We are looking for a Digital Content and Social Media Officer with passion for all things social, a proven track record of using social media to drive customer engagement and a flair for producing witty, memorable and engaging copy to join our Marketing and Communications team in telling the world Southbank Centre’s story.

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 passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change. Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to create a permanent sense of festival where the world meets to celebrate the power of the imagination’.

As Digital Content and Social Media Officer, you will support our Website Content Editor and Social Media Manager, as well as colleagues from the wider Marketing to team to support content priorities and help increase Southbank Centre’s global audience, diversify content and deepen engagement with our online audience. You will play a significant part in helping to communicate our key stories, creating evergreen content that appeals to both local and international audiences. Working closely with both internal and external stakeholders, you will create original and engaging content for Southbank Centre’s website and social media channels and be a key contributor to our Contert Distribution Strategy in order to ensure our content reaches the widest possible audience.

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Digital Producer (Website) – Southbank Centre

Deadline: 10th May 2017

We are looking for a Digital Producer (Website) with a flair for producing memorable and engaging copy well optimised for our growing mobile audience and demonstrable experience and an understanding of how to use digital content effectively to both engage audiences and drive Marketing and/or Commercial goals to join our Marketing and Communications team in telling the world Southbank Centre’s story.

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 passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change. Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to create a permanent sense of festival where the world meets to celebrate the power of the imagination’.

As part of the Digital team, the Digital Producer (Website) will aim to ensure Southbank Centre’s diverse programme of events and activities is represented in the most engaging and accessible way possible on the website. Working with colleagues in the Marketing Campaigns and Commercial team, you will manage the website schedules and content for promotions and work to support the process to quality assure and publish and events, festivals and exhibitions content, ensuring compliance with our editorial guidelines and SEO good practice. Carrying out content creation, updates and amends upholding standards across house style and SEO, you will also ensure stakeholder requests are carried out within our agreed SLA timeframe according to priority.

More info… 


Assistant Editor –

Deadline: Friday 12th May

At Lonely Planet we live to travel. Everything we do is designed to inspire and enable travellers to get out there, connect with the world and have great experiences. Across all areas of Lonely Planet, we look for talented people who share our passion.

We have a great opportunity for a Assitant Editor to join our online editorial team. The role is based in London and reports into the Editor,

Responsibilities of the role

The Assistant Editor is an integral part of the online editorial team and works to ensure the development and deployment of high-quality content for a variety of editorial projects and channels, and also to process travellers’ feedback in a timely fashion.

We’re looking for a team player with a wide range of skills who can help us inspire, inform and speak to a passionate audience who have high expectations of our brand. This person will have significant experience of creating, commissioning and curating irresistible content, plus the ability to leverage the power of our growing community and exploit the opportunities of social media. They should also have strong geographical knowledge and a good grasp of current affairs.

More info…


Digital Editorial AssistantOxford University Press

Deadline: 14th May 2017

We are looking for a full-time, professional and proactive Editorial Assistant to provide editorial and administrative support to the team. The role will take on responsibility for parts of the digital publishing process and for the processing of content for publication online.

Your main duties will be to:

– Provide assistance for the coordination of content passing from editorial teams through various stages of production, including support for all workflow processes, maintenance of detailed and accurate tracking systems and the timely processing of content.

– Load data to relevant systems, edit and manipulate that data within the system and output datasets/samples as required.

– Review and ensure the quality of the work of editors and metadata creators to meet metadata standards.

– Liaise with Editorial and Content Operations once content has been digitized to ensure that content is displaying correctly on staging servers and is ready for upload to live sites.

– Assist in co-ordination of a team of freelance editors to create and edit metadata and links held in the system.

– Improve efficiency via supporting development of system interfaces and workflows. Help to ensure adoption of workflows through supporting ongoing improvement processes including consultation, briefings, training, and monitoring.

– Process payment requests through internal systems to ensure timely and accurate payments to third party suppliers.

– Provide general administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Digital Development Team at all stages of the digital publishing process as required.

– Actively contribute to other projects and groups in the wider business, such that the OUP digital universe benefits directly from work carried out in the Law team.

– Answer queries from, and assist, a number of external editorial teams and authors, including administering author access to online products and drawing up contracts.

‪More info…


Lecturer in Digital Media – Liverpool Hope University

Deadline: 15th May 2017

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Digital Media. The post is based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the vibrant department of Media and Communication.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an aspect of Digital Media and will be expected to contribute to existing provision in media theory within the department, be involved in new curriculum developments and engage with the research profile of the team. He/she should possess the ability to contribute to both theoretical classes in media and applied classes in new/digital/social media, and should have the potential to develop and deliver Masters modules in new media, and supervise PhDs. Desirable areas of expertise will include gender, identity and new media, spatiality and new media, blogging cultures, open and collaborative cultures, immersive and smart environments, social, locative and mobile media. Desirable applied teaching skills include video production, website design, information design and editing using Abode Creative Suite, Avid and Apple software, visualisation and informatics, smart environments design.

The University is rapidly developing its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future. All new academic staff appointed to the University must either already be research active at REF 3* or above level or have the clear proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for the next REF. The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing their strong research profile.

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Deadline: 17th May 2017

We are currently recruiting two data-savvy people to work as part of the Project Eve team on designing and implementing a new royalty system, and supporting business processes. This is an ideal entry-level role for someone who wants to work as part of focused project team to deliver a key strategic system and make a real difference to the core running of the business.

How publishers use and interact with the new royalty system is extremely important, putting our authors at the centre of what we do today and need to be able to offer them in the future.   We are therefore looking for a range of roles to join the close knit Project Eve team as long-term project team members based at Carmelite House.

There are two full-time roles that will be responsible for working with the Publishing Businesses to review specific data sets and align the structure and format to comply with defined requirements.  Accurate, timely and consistent data will be critical to the success of the new system.

This role would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking to learn about the operational and commercial aspects of publishing and who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver a shared goal.  The project will run for four years and we are looking for a minimum commitment of two years.

To apply you will need to have a high level of competence with MS Office, specifically Excel, and be comfortable with data and complexity.  A positive approach to problem solving and the ability to be proactive and use your initiative are essential.  In addition you will be organised and enjoy working in a structured way, with deadlines for deliverables.

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PhD Studentship in Digital History: Identity and the Media in the Anglophone World, 1700-1900 – Loughborough University

Deadline: 18th May 2017

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, newspapers and magazines played an important role in the creation, and shattering, of shared identities within the English-speaking world. The development of news and information networks was essential for the economic success of settlement communities as well as their ability to maintain or cast off cultural ties. Yet, these networks were fundamentally shaped and limited by the practicalities of trans-oceanic communication and changing interpersonal connections between receiving and sending communities.

This PhD project will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to examine British, US and/or colonial periodicals for indications of mutual affection/animosity, shared/diverging experience and converging/diverging public spheres. Particular areas of focus may include the role of

– transportation and communication networks

– ethnicity and race

– occupation and economic networks

– religion and cultural identity

– and/or geography

in the development of settler or imperial identities. The candidate will work with specialists in 19th-century media and the digital humanities to develop a project that integrates physical and digitised periodical collections, alongside personal manuscripts, ephemera and other artefacts of cultural identity, to better understand transoceanic communication and culture. Proposals engaging with the digital humanities are particularly encouraged and specific support and training in digital methods will be provided.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the T-AP funded project Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing global information networks in historical newspaper repositories, 1840-1914, working with digital humanities scholars from Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Mexico and the United States to illustrate the global connectedness of nineteenth-century newspapers.

As part of your application you will be required to submit a detailed research proposal (approximately 2,000 words).

More info…


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