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July 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. 

Project Manager Intern – Kindle Direct Publishing

Deadline: Not specified. Applicants are advised to apply asap

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s self-publishing programme for any author who wants to make a book available to millions of customers globally through the Kindle store.

We are seeking a talented intern to manage a number of KDP projects and participate in the execution of author- and customer-facing initiatives to drive the success of KDP. This is a unique opportunity to play a role in a rapidly-growing part of the ebooks category at Amazon.

The primary objectives of this this role will be:

– Implementation of sustainable/long-term marketing and merchandising activities aimed at driving traffic to and increasing sales of e-books from KDP authors

– Implementation of sustainable/long term initiatives to promote KDP functionality

– Working with local and global teams to co-ordinate campaigns to increase awareness and engagement with KDP, including organization of contests or participation in industry events

– Working directly with authors across a range of initiatives, including promotion sourcing and royalty reporting

More info…


Production Controller – Type & Tell

Deadline: Not specified. Applicants are advised to apply asap

This is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting publishing tech start-up. The ideal candidate would be a junior production controller who is looking for their next move up and greater responsibility in a vibrant, fast-growing publishing business.

As Production Controller, you will be involved in every aspect of the publishing process and responsible for the coordinating production operations. Working closely with both internal colleagues and external suppliers, you will be a key member of this small, friendly team, responsible for:

– Managing the production and distribution of Type & Tell titles.

– Building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, distributors and printers.

– Developing and managing updates to distribution feeds.

– Manage costs, schedules, quality control and product development, solving any potential issues.

– Negotiating favourable production costing to best achieve targets.

– Taking responsibility of own workload, prioritising appropriately while maintaining high quality standards.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate solid experience of working within publishing production environment with excellent skills in publishing operational management, metadata, ONIX, typesetting and print and ebook distribution and manufacture, as well as knowledge of working with a wide range of suppliers and customers.

More info…


Editorial Assistant –

Deadline: Not specified. Applicants are advised to apply asap

Job Description

Reporting to the Content Promotions Manager, working in the Editorial team on the Audible Sessions programme – a series of interviews with authors and narrators that take place in the Audible Studios in central London. You will be instrumental in the planning and execution of the programme, including interviewing many of the authors and narrators.

Please note that this is a Fixed Term Contract.

Key responsibilities

– Work with internal and external stakeholders to schedule authors and narrators for interviews

– Manage the team of researchers responsible for interview preparation.

– Manage the schedule for Audible Sessions, assigning interviewers, booking hair and makeup, photography and videography required

– Execute some of the Audible Sessions interviews, with your voice appearing in the final recordings.

– Liaise with social media team on distribution of the videos across various channels.

More info… 


Fresh Chapters 8-week Internship – Creative Access

Deadline: 7th July 2017

If you have a passion for books and are keen to gain experience in the highly competitive publishing sector, then look no further!

Hachette UK is excited to be launching the Fresh Chapters 8-Week Internship Programme targeting entry level candidates who wish to explore a career in publishing. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the wonderful world of the publishing industry.

Hachette UK is a leading UK trade publishing group. The group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Quercus, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Hachette Children’s Group, Little, Brown Book Group, Neon Play, Bookouture and Hodder Education.

More info…  


Get Into Book Publishing 4-day Course – Creative Access

Deadline: 9th July 2017

Are you aged 18–30 and interested in a career in publishing? Want to be a writer, agent, editor or publicist? Be mentored by an industry expert? Network and make contacts?

Get into Book Publishing are looking for dynamic and passionate individuals to give a FREE 4-day package of comprehensive support that includes: training, mentoring and events that will assist you in your career.

The Get Into Publishing course will provide a complete overview of the industry and an expert insight into the main roles within it. From editorial and design, to production, sales and marketing, the course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the business, not only to help identify the area that’s right for you but also to provide you with some basic skills to improve your chances of employment. Presented by experts from across publishing, the course will be a lively, practical and relevant look at the industry as it stands today.

More info… 


Email Marketing & Audience Acquisition Manager

Deadline: 9th July 2017

Are you a digital 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 digital marketing professional to take on the mantle of Audience Acquisition Manager at a time of exciting growth for the team.

We’re looking for someone with 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. We’re keen to know if you have experience with A/B testing tools, Google analytics, Excel and Photoshop. A background in the retail and entertainment industry would be great, but not essential.

More info…


Lecturer in Media Narrative – Middlesex University

Deadline: 13th July 2017

We are looking for a Lecturer in Media Narrative to join the Media Department.

The role will be typically be held by a developing academic and/or person with demonstrable professional practice in writing narrative and story for media, and who is experienced in the teaching of media narrative(s).

The Media Department at Middlesex University is one of the largest and most diverse in the country.  Our facilities are amongst the best in the sector.  We offer an exciting array of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including Film, Television, Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Journalism, Publishing, Creative Writing and English.  All of our degree courses emphasise the development of professional practice underpinned with critical and cultural theory.  We are recognised by Skillset as a provider of high quality professional education and training.

More info…


Digital Producer, Consumer & Digital Development – Penguin Random House

Deadline: 13th July 2017

Do you know how to make things happen?

Can you turn ideas into reality?

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.

More info…


Marketing Manager, Digital Resources – Bloomsbury Publishing

Deadline: 16th July 2017

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Publishing has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to work within Bloomsbury Digital Resources, a newly launched division that includes the award-winning Bloomsbury Fashion Central and Drama Online, as well as a wide range of new product launches planned for the next several years. This role reports to the Associate Marketing Director and will be ideal for a creative self-starter with experience of marketing in academic publishing, particularly online product marketing.

The role

Responsible for strategy, marketing plans, spend and budget for a wide range of online products

– Implement all aspects of marketing plans, including: direct mail; email marketing; web marketing; social media; publicity; institutional conferences; print and online advertising; sales materials

– Input into departmental strategy and processes

– Potential line management of one report (dependent on experience)

More info…


Editorial Production Manager (p/t) – And other stories

Deadline: 16th July 2017

And Other Stories are looking for a bright, highly efficient and well-organised Editorial Production Manager to oversee title development and manage production for 15 books per year. No previous experience in this role is required, as training is provided.

The Editorial Production Manager will manage pre-press activity to ensure timely publication. As we are a small company (three staff plus freelancers at present), the role will include editorial management work as well as administrative and general office support. You will also have the chance to be involved in all aspects of our publishing work.

And Other Stories is moving to Sheffield from July 2017, where this job will be based. There will also be opportunities to meet and learn from publishing folk in other independent presses in Sheffield and the North in general.

More info…


Research Fellow in Digital Archiving

Deadline: 17th July 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Digital Archiving to work on a new AHRC Leadership Fellows project, ‘Global Bethlehem, 1860-1930’. The successful candidate will join a team of scholars and artists engaged in a ground-breaking project that documents the development of a small but iconic Palestinian town in tandem with its global diaspora. The Research Fellow will work primarily on the digital archiving aspect of the project, overseeing metadata capture and processes of digitization, but also contributing to the project’s overall intellectual direction. We expect the successful candidate will already have completed a Ph.D in digital archiving or related field, or equivalent experience. Experience of data storage and management systems, metadata capture and digitization methods, as well as an ability to work productively as part of a research team are essential for this position.

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Programme Manager, Children’s Reading – The Reading Agency

Deadline: 20th July 2017

The Reading Agency is looking for an experienced project manager to join our Children’s Reading Team, to lead and manage the delivery of the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge  is a highly successful reading for pleasure campaign for children.  It has been running for 19 years and is delivered through a unique partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries across the UK.  Last year over 729,000 children aged 4-11 years took part throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

As well as excellent project management skills, you will need experience of commissioning, and managing design and design processes, plus knowledge of the world of children’s books and reading.

More info… 

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