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August 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. 

Crowdfunding Assistant – Unbound

Deadline: Not specified, please apply asap.

Unbound is a uniquely innovative, award-winning and rapidly growing publisher and platform. We publish a broad range of books from established literary names to bloggers and YouTube stars. All our titles are crowdfunded by an audience passionate about making them available to the general reader.

We’re seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join our crowdfunding team, helping authors to work with their networks to get the support to help them get their books funded.

You will be a key link in the process that gets great writing published, working within our crowdfunding team and with authors to create, and help implement, crowdfunding strategies.

You will help teach authors the key skills in crowdfunding and understand the key elements of marketing campaigns through email, social media and direct contact. You’ll undertake audience research, locate the key communities and the people who influence them, create and distribute content. You’ll work with authors to handle their queries, create campaigns, build an understanding of what works when it comes to getting books funded, and have the technical skills to deliver.

More info…


Marketing Assistant, Dead Good – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Monday 7th August 2017

Could you help us connect audiences with killer stories?

Our Audiences & Audio team is looking for a Marketing Assistant to provide marketing content and support for our crime genre brand – Dead Good.

So where do you fit in?

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, you’ll provide marketing and content support that keeps our Dead Good brand running smoothly.

You’ll get the chance to assist with campaigns, events coordination and creating copy for social media channels.

Day-to-day your duties will range from assisting with campaigns, creating copy for social media channels, email marketing support, and uploading website content – to exploring opportunities for future development, establishing relationships with key influencers, and reporting on marketing data to make sure we’re making an impact.

More info…


Email Marketing Manager (Audience Acquisition) – Penguin Random House

Deadline: Wednesday 10th August 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.

This is an exciting time to join our growing Author and Marketing Solutions team as an Email Marketing & Audience Acquisition Manager.

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.

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 ensuring all communications are highly targeted with a clear purpose.

More info…


Communications and Marketing Officer (full or part time) – Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries

Deadline: Sunday 13th August 2017

Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries is a charitable organisation delivering a range of cultural and learning service across Nottinghamshire. We’re getting busier – we will become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from April 2018, and we are leading the local Cultural Education Partnership.  We’re looking for a talented and experienced communications and marketing professional to join our team.

You’ll be used to working with a range of people, and dealing with a wide portfolio of projects.  You will be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and relish the chance to get creative.  You will have experience across the full marketing mix from digital to commissioning printed material. We are looking for someone who can take a strategic as well as hands on approach to their work.

More info… 


Junior Content Analyst – Bloomsbury

Deadline: Sunday 13th August 2017

Bloomsbury is a leading international publisher, with strengths in trade, children’s, professional and academic publishing. We are currently seeking a graduate-level candidate to work on our ground-breaking digital publishing products which are mainly produced in XML. These products range from Drama Online, which reproduces a wealth of plays, from the Shakespearean to the 20th century, through to the Berg Fashion Library visual arts archive, Bloomsbury Food Library, Design Library, Popular Music, Cultural Histories and many others.  We are currently looking for someone to work in our London office on permanent contract, to undertake quality assurance (QA), testing and management of the platforms XML content.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an award-winning publishing house and be a part of its growing digital team.

The role

Responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Checking XML coded texts against source editions for structural and textual errors.
  • Following automated and manual routines and checklists systematically in order to identify and rectify errors in the XML files.
  • Inputting and checking any required metadata and taxonomy indexing to aid discoverability of XML texts.
  • Testing online content on Bloomsbury platforms to identify data/platform issues.
  • Managing the conversion to upload workflow for content sets on existing platforms

More info…


Digital Content Analyst – Institute of Art and Ideas

Deadline: Tuesday 15th August 2017

This is a remarkable opportunity to play a key part in the growth of a rapidly expanding and unique organisation, the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI). In collaboration with the world’s leading thinkers, the IAI develops and identifies cutting edge ideas and  conveys them to the national and international pubic through our events, festivals and our educational media platforms, described by the Guardian as “Europe’s answer to TED”.

As a Digital Content Trainee you will help a small dynamic team of exceptionally talented individuals deliver strategic digital marketing campaigns and exponential website traffic growth. You will contribute to the digital offering of the IAI and drive ongoing success through response to web analytics.

The ideal candidate will have 6months of experience working in digital marketing and would be able to show evidence of planning and delivering successful campaigns.

More info…


Digital Services Executive (FTC)

Deadline: Friday 18th August 2017

The role of Digital Services Executive is to support administrators, teachers and students using our platforms and accessing online material.

Specific tasks include:

  • Providing support, via email and telephone, to users across the world
  • Assisting sales teams around the world by providing sales administration, supporting promotional activity and providing information on system functionality.
  • Providing online training and demonstrations to users requiring additional support
  • Assisting in the maintenance of support related content within the websites
  • Reporting issues/bugs and liaising between customers and internal teams to ensure resolution

Please note, this is a Fixed Term appointment until April 2018.

More info…


Digital Product Assistant – Oxford University Press

Deadline: Monday 28th August 2017

We are looking for a Digital Product Assistant to work with editorial, design and production teams assisting with the scheduling, building and testing of ED-UK’s digital products and services across a variety of platforms.

Main accountabilities:

  • Carry out project work to assist with content builds, testing, QA, bug tracking and metadata.
  • Create, update and monitor product schedules for digital products.
  • Report and resolve issues with digital content and production builds.
  • Monitor tickets and answering queries or redirect, as appropriate.
  • Help with training and support activities for content tools and production processes.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Junior level experience of working on digital projects.
  • Basic understanding of project management tools and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project and Excel or other project management tools.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects with challenging deadlines.
  • Keen interest in and familiarity with digital products.


Salary in the region of £20,000 p/a depending on skills and experience.

More info… 


Programme Manager (Participation and Young People), New Writing North

Deadline: Friday 1st September 2017

New Writing North is the literature development agency for the North of England, and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. We work in partnership with regional and national partners to produce a range of literary and performance activities including flagship projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Cuckoo Young Writers, the David Cohen Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and Durham Book Festival.

We are seeking a creative and organised self-starter to manage and deliver ambitious projects and initiatives which engage people in our work, including through the innovative use of digital technology. The projects and initiatives will create the best conditions for people, especially young people, to express themselves creatively.

More info…


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